In his book "Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order" (co-authored with Colin Kahn), Thomas Wright argues that rising tensions between the United States and China must be met by an alliance of liberal democracies.
But the democratic international order that took shape following World War II faces serious challenges—rising populism, accelerating climate change, and growing inequality, and an increasingly secretive and assertive China—all of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
How can Europe and the United States cooperate to take on these many challenges? How can they work together to uphold democracy and promote international cooperation in the wake of a deadly and economically damaging global pandemic? Join us to hear insights from a panel of experts. Learn how Europe and the United States can partner on these important issues—and what that means for the future of international relations.
William Collins Donahue
Director, Initiative for Global Europe, Keough School of Global Affairs; The Rev. John J. Cavanaugh Professor of the Humanities, University of Notre Dame
Former Member, US National Security Council; Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Author, “There is Nothing For You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century”
European Union Ambassador to the United States
Director, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution; Co-Author, “Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order"
Joshua Eisenman, Associate Professor of Politics, Keough School of Global Affairs