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FLASHPOINT | The Great Global Shake-up

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 2:00 PM

The world of international relations is changing at a dizzying speed. New and unexpected alliances are forming, while traditional ones are unravelling. One country after another seems to be moving away from decades of international cooperation towards protectionism. On the other hand, new agreements are being made. The European Union–Mercosur agreement, for example, could be the largest ever signed by the countries involved. And China’s Belt and Road Initiative, with investment in 152 countries, could take that country to top of the global economic ladder. The G7’s recent, fractious meeting in France illustrated just some of these global tensions.

Join us to get behind the headlines and explore what is happening on the world stage today.

This is a Seniors Lifelong Learners Society event.

Date(s): Wed, Sep 25, 2019, 2 p.m.

Location: Room 1900, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre)

Admission: No registration required. Tickets will be issued starting at 1 p.m. at the Flashpoint registration table.

A suggested $10 contribution will be welcomed and collected at the registration table. Your contribution helps cover the costs of room rental, AV services, transportation, honorariums for speakers, etc.

Related topic(s): Liberal Arts


Yves Tiberghien

Yves Tiberghien, PhD, is a professor of political science, director emeritus of the Institute of Asian Research, co-director of the Center for Japanese Research, and executive director of the China Council at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

He specializes in East Asian comparative political economy, international political economy, and global economic and environmental governance, with an empirical focus on China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and Europe.



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