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Perpetual Crisis: Contemporary Geopolitics in Context

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How can we understand the conflicts and crises currently unfolding in Ukraine, Afghanistan, East Asia—and beyond? How do we move past a focus on the whims of personalities and towards an analysis of competing powers motivated and constrained by economy, resources, domestic politics, and strategic self-understanding? Why is complex, multi-causal explanation vital and yet so often in short supply? In Perpetual Crisis: Contemporary Geopolitics in Context, BISR faculty Ajay Singh Chaudhary, K. Soraya Batmanghelichi, Asma Abbas, and Rafael Khachaturian will take the wide view, as they discuss and contextualize the constellation of crises currently afflicting the international landscape, from war to famine to Cold War-style standoff. What are the origins, systematics, and possible endpoints of the contemporary geopolitical situation? What, if anything, links these events? What are the major powers competing for? And, what, in all of this, are the lineaments of a Left position? What are the Left’s goals and what leverage does it have? How can it think about and discuss geopolitics, from an emancipatory point of view, without recuperating U.S. imperial power?

Perpetual Crisis: Contemporary Geopolitics in Context will take place Wednesday, March 16th, at 3pm EST. The event is free to attend and will stream live to the BISR Facebook page. For a reminder and any updates, please RSVP below.

Event Schedule

Wednesday, 3:00pm EST
March 16, 2022


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