World Order in the Age of Trump |

World Order in the Age of Trump

Evening Talk


The election of Donald J. Trump as the US President has caused much anxiety about its damage to the liberal international order. But Trump is the consequence, rather than the cause, of the crisis and decline of the existing order. That decline, as foretold in Acharya’s 2014 book, The End of American World Order, has to do with the liberal order’s own internal limitations – aggravated by a long-power shift in world politics – that a complacent liberal establishment in the West had glossed over earlier. Recognizing the broader and multifaceted nature of those challenges is key to any hopes for building world order 2.0: a decentered and pluralistic Multiplex World, with its own challenges and opportunities.

Prof. Amitav Acharya

Boeing Company Chair in International Relations, Schwarzman Scholars Program, Tsinghua University, Beijing

Amitav Acharya is the Boeing Company Chair in International Relations at the Schwarzman Scholars Program, Tsinghua University, Beijing, and Distinguished Professor of International Relations and the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC. His recent books on world order and international relations theory include The End of American World Order (Polity 2014, Chinese translation by Shanghai People’s Press, 2017); Rethinking Power, Institutions and Ideas in World Politics (Routledge 2014); and Why Govern? Rethinking Demand and Progress in Global Governance (editor, Cambridge 2016). Acharya was elected to the Christensen Fellowship at Oxford University. He is the first non-Western scholar to be elected as the President of the International Studies Association, the most respected and influential global network of scholars in international relations. He has contributed op-eds to the Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Australian Financial Review, Times of India, Straits Times, Foreign Affairs, National Interest, Washington Post, and YaleGlobal Online. A regular commentator for the world’s media, he has appeared on BBC TV, CNN International, National Public Radio (NPR), BBC World Service Radio, Al-Jazeera TV, CNBC, CCTV, CTV (Canada), Radio Australia, and Channel News Asia.

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