events

East and West in a Changing Global Order

Ian Morris- Professor of History at Department of Classics, Stanford University
Francis Fukuyama (panelist)- Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Thomas Fingar (panelist) - Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow at Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

 RSVP required by 5PM April 21
In his two recent books, "Why the West Rules--For Now" and "The Measure of Civilization", Ian Morris has designed an index of social development, to quantify social power in different parts of the world across the 15,000+ years since the end of the last ice age. The index suggests three main conclusions--first, that geography has been the main force behind the West's global dominance; second, that the East is likely to catch up in the late 21st century; and third, and most importantly, that the world will see bigger transformations in the next 100 years than it did in the last 100,000 years. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor

Shorenstein APARC