The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance is co-sponsoring the Regionalism and Regional Organizations in a Fragmented World workshop, convened by Anastassia Obydenkova (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, and Institute for Economic Analysis, Barcelona, Spain) and Vinícius Rodrigues Vieira (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Fung Global Fellow (2016-17 Cohort), and hosted by NCGG director, Helen Milner, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, and G. John Ikenberry, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School.
This event offers international relations scholars the opportunity to continue to debate important issues surrounding regionalism in today's world:
The post-Cold War world has witnessed a wave of democratization along with the extensive development of regional integration projects, often embracing the promotion of liberal values such as free markets and human rights. However, following optimism with legalization in world politics in the 1990s and at the beginning of the first decade of the 21st century, the Post-Cold War settlement was challenged by a series of events in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. The year 2016 possibly marks the consolidation of widespread perception on the unraveling of the Western-led international liberal order. In Europe, the rise of nationalist parties have the potential to challenge the idea of regional integration, while on the other side of the Atlantic there is widespread perception that American-led multilateral organizations such as the IMF, the World Bank, and the WTO are losing influence. In the meantime, authoritarian powers such as China and Russia sponsor the creation of regional organizations without Western participation. Yet, their impact upon a fragmented world order has yet to be addressed.
The Princeton workshop will be the second in a series of workshops following the inaugural workshop, which took place at the University of Oxford in December 2017.
The workshop is open to Princeton faculty and students. Further information can be found at: http://piirs.princeton.edu/event/fung-workshop-regionalism-and-regional-....