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CGP Program Director Attends Carnegie Symposium in Beijing

Beijing played host to the symposium attended by Prof. Segbers. Image: Wikipedia.

Beijing played host to the symposium attended by Prof. Segbers. Image: Wikipedia.

Program Director for the Center for Global Politics, Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers has attended a Carnegie Corporation symposium in Beijing, China.

News from Jun 13, 2016

The world is now facing an era of growing tension unprecedented since the end of the Cold War. As such, countries stand to gain much from learning about each other and they challenges they are facing in the coming years. With this in mind, Center for Global Politics (CGP) Program Director, Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers, recently attended a Carnegie Corporation symposium in Beijing entitled ‘Building Cooperation in an Era of Growing Tensions’.

The symposium itself was held between the 10th and 12th of June. On the 11th, Prof. Segbers gave a short briefing on the current challenges facing the EU. These main challenges, many of which have been covered extensively in the media included Brexit, Russia, unrestricted migration, populism and the Eurocrisis. This briefing was particularly timely given the increasingly likely ‘leave’ vote in the Brexit referendum due to be held next week. As well the next day, he also moderated a panel of experts discussing the topic of whether the foreign policies of states like the US, Russia, China, India and the EU are contributing to a more stable world order.

The symposium in China was organized by the Carnegie Corporation, of which Prof. Segbers has been a member for over 20 years. Aiming to ‘promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding’, the Carnegie Corporation is a high-level expert group covering a range of issues including finance, energy politics and global challenges.

Prof. Segbers will return to the CGP later this week.