Global Affairs: Our Age of Insecurity

2016 Program Tracks

From panel discussions to debates to one-on-one interviews and more, we will explore the following topics in depth.

Global Affairs: Our Age of Insecurity

The current flow of migrants across borders in the Middle East, Europe, and the US is fueled by war, a changing climate, and economic despair. Disputes over boundaries, natural resources, and ethnic and religious tensions are invigorating terrorism and incenting military build-up. The rise of China and the influence of Russia from Ukraine to Syria are both defining signs of these uneasy times. Meanwhile, smaller powers lacking in military might are emboldened by the possibilities presented by cyber warfare. What’s coming? Who are the leaders who can vitalize economies, settle differences, and nurture peace?

2016 Festival 1 and Festival 2