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Robert D. Kaplan will discuss how the European Union can preserve its position in a new age of power politics.
Europe is a besieged continent. In the East, it grapples with the War in Ukraine, other assertive regional powers, and the fallout of China’s rise. In the South, it faces growing instability in Africa, unprecedented numbers of refugees, and a persistent advance of various armed groups. In the West, it sees its main strategic partner increasingly determined to rebuild its economic prowess, event at Europe’s detriment, and increasingly outspoken about its expectations towards Europe in light of rivalry with China. In this town hall lecture, Robert D. Kaplan will share his ideas about how Europe can more consistently address these different geopolitical frontlines.
World renowned author and axpert in geopolitics
Robert D. Kaplan is the bestselling author of twenty-one books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including The Tragic Mind, Adriatic, The Good American, The Revenge of Geography, Asia’s Cauldron, Monsoon, The Coming Anarchy, and Balkan Ghosts. He holds the Robert Strausz-Hupé Chair in Geopolitics at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. For three decades he reported on foreign affairs for The Atlantic. He was a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board and the U. S. Navy's Executive Panel. Foreign Policy magazine twice named him one of the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers.”