For the past seventy years, the United States and its allies laid the foundations of a rules-based international system. But, with American leadership uncertain and autocratic great powers pushing back, the post-World War II order is increasingly under siege. As emerging global risks and enduring challenges pull at the world’s threads, can the rules-based international system be re-created? What are the implications for global security? What strategy should the US and its allies and partners pursue to address these challenges? Will the public support continue for American global engagement?

Join us on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 9:30 AM-2 PM as the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security seeks to provide strategies for addressing long-term global risks and revitalizing, adapting, and defending the rules-based international system in the face of tectonic shifts. The event will launch two major strategy papers: Global Risks 2035: Decline or New Renaissance? by Dr. Mathew Burrows, Director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative; and Present at the Re-Creation: A Global Strategy for Revitalizing, Adapting, and Defending a Rules-Based International System, by Dr. Matthew Kroenig, Deputy Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and Mr. Ash Jain, Senior Fellow.

Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Frederick Kempe
President and CEO, Atlantic Council

The Future of the Rules-Based International System

Secretary Madeleine Albright
Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group
Member, International Advisory Board, Atlantic Council

Mr. Stephen Hadley
Former National Security Advisor
Founding Principal
, RiceHadleyGates LLC
Executive Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Atlantic Council

Moderated by

Mr. David Ignatius
Columnist, The Washington Post

Global Risks 2035: Decline or New Renaissance?

Dr. Mathew Burrows
Director, Foresight, Strategy and Risks Initiative, Atlantic Council

Dr. Esther Brimmer
Executive Director and CEO, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Moderated by

Mr. Edward Luce
US National Editor, Financial Times

A Global Strategy for a Changing World

A three-way debate: Should the US and its allies reinforce a rules-based international system, grounded in liberal principles?

Dr. Matthew Kroenig
Deputy Director for Strategy, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Mr. Ash Jain
Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Ms. Heather Hurlburt
Director, New Models of Policy Change, Political Reform Program, New America

Dr. Emma Ashford
Research Fellow in Defense and Foreign Policy, Cato Institute

Moderated by

Nick Schifrin 
Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent, PBS News Hour