Who will dominate in the future? – On global power shifts
30 years ago, world power was shared between two unrivaled super powers – the Soviet Union and the USA. Following the collapse of the Eastern Bloc, only one of these remained and it was widely believed that the frosty relations between East and West were a thing of the past.
Today, the world looks more complex. Relations between East and West are again marked by suspicion, but with new challenges. What can we expect from Russia? What does Donald Trump’s presidency mean for the future of the USA on the world stage? China has become a new power player and it is projected that Asia will account for half of the world economy in 30 years.
All this while EU members are divided between those advocating for a stronger union and those who want to pull out. Developments in the Middle East have long played a significant role in world politics. Will this continue to be the case? And what can we expect in the power struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia?
With a changing geopolitical landscape, do we need to re-evaluate our world view and adjust our relationships accordingly? At this seminar, researchers and experts will give short lectures, with their outlooks for the future.
- Ginna Lindberg, Head of Foreign News and expert on US politics at Sveriges Radio, the Swedish Radio.
- Klas-Göran Karlsson, history professor and researcher on Russia
- Nicholas Loubere, researcher on Asia
- Maria Strömvik, Deputy Director, Centre for European Studies
- Rouzbeh Parsi, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and Senior Lecturer at Human Rights Studies
The moderator is radio host Lars Mogensen, known from the P1 Radio Sweden programme Filosofiska rummet.
The seminar is part of the Lund University Future Week 14-20 October. Learn more about the Science Week here (in Swedish).