A debate has broken out among scholars, experts, and politicians regarding the future of world leadership and the extent to which the United States will maintain its position of power. In his newest book, The Empire and the Five Kings, philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy argues that the United States is withdrawing from its traditional leadership role, and that five powers could potentially rise in its place and subvert the liberal world order: Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, and radical Islamic fundamentalism.

At this event, Bernard-Henri Lévy presents his arguments and Dr. Graham Allison will provides a counter-point in a conversation moderated by Anne-Marie Slaughter.

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