The Current Global Order: The Wars in Ukraine and Gaza

Prof. Dr. Yan Xuetong, Tsinghua University

Moderated by: Prof. Dr. Hajo Funke, Freie Universität Berlin

In this lecture, Prof. Dr. Yan Xuetong will examine the current global order and the impact of the wars in Ukraine and Gaza on it. By analyzing the normative dimension of global order, particularly in relation to international norms and compliance, Prof. Yan will explore how these conflicts shape the landscape of international relations. The discussion will delve into the implications of the wars in Ukraine and Gaza for future developments in global politics, offering insights into the evolving dynamics of the international system.

Prof. Dr. Yan Xuetong 阎学通, University Distinguished Professor at Tsinghua University, is an internationally renowned political scientist and one of China’s most prominent foreign policy experts. He serves as Dean of The Institute of International Studies at Tsinghua University and chief editor of The Chinese Journal of International Politics. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in 1992 and was named as one of world’s Top 100 public intellectuals by the American journal Foreign Policy in 2008. He has been listed in Most Cited Chinese Researchers by Elsevier since 2014. His two books in English Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power (2011) and Leadership and the Rise of Great Powers (2019) were published by Princeton University Press.

Prof. Dr. Hajo Funke is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Otto Suhr Institute of Freie Universität Berlin. His research focus includes politics and culture, right-wing extremism and right-wing populism, and conflicts in the Middle East.

Konfuzius-Institut an der Freien Universität Berlin
Goßlerstraße 2-4
14195 Berlin

Montag, 15. April 2024, 18.15 Uhr