SEASSI Lecture: The Future of Asia Amidst a Turbulent World

Ingraham Hall 206
@ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Directions to Ingraham Hall

All WISLI Students Welcome!

Professor Baladas Ghoshal will present on the following:

Over the next 20 years Asia will emerge as the largest economy in the world. It will also become a champion in technology, business and fashion, among other sectors. But Asia will have yet to overcome tough geopolitical challenges and forge effective regional cooperation. Asia has traditionally been subject to global and regional power rivalries. In the 21st century, it will likely be caught in a contest for political dominance, military power and economic influence. The future global order will be decisively shaped in the Asia-Pacific region. Geopolitics and geoeconomics will play out in multiple dimensions and produce complex patters of competition, conflict, cooperation and (dis) integration, all unfolding at the same time. A “strategic new normal” is taking form, characterized by uncertainty, exceptional disruption and unprecedented change. Construction of the US-led Indo-Pacific(IPAC) and the China-led Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an exercise in power to reshape the geopolitics of Asia-Pacific