Titanic, the sinking of the liberal order
Institutional Communication Service
7 May 2018
Since the 1980s, the neoliberal global order has replaced the liberal order that governed the international system since the Second World War. Like the Titanic, the world has been taken on a different and more dangerous course from that marked by the encounter and mutual balance between democracy and the market. Before us lies a threatening iceberg, whose four sides are called: the decline of the American leadership and emergence of authoritarian powers of Russia and China (against the backdrop of the crisis in North Korea and the Middle East); the fragmentation of terrorist-driven threats; the revisionist drift of the Trump presidency; the weariness of democracies stranded between populism and technocracy. Despite its troubles, only Europe can still help to re-establish the original course, but only if manages to win the challenging internal struggle to rebalance the dimensions of growth and of solidarity.
These topics will be discussed by Professor Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, Tuesday, May 15 at 5PM at the USI Auditorium (Lugano campus), with the moderation of Fabio Pontiggia, Editor-in-chief at Corriere del Ticino.
Professor Parsi is Full professor of International Relations at Università Cattolica in Milan, and, since 2002, lecturer at the USI Faculty of Economics, where he is also co-director of the Master in Economics and International Policy (MEPIN). Parsi is Dean of the Graduate School of Economics and International Relations (ASERI) at Università Cattolica in Milano, and columnist for the Italian daily 'Avvenire' and the weekly 'Panorama'.
The event is part of the activities of the USI Master in Economics and International Policy (www.usi.ch/mepin)