The tragic events unfolding as a result of Russia’s brazen aggression on Ukraine could well represent a dramatic turning point for the international order. The post-Cold War order of liberal democratic peace, long challenged and questioned, seems now finally upended and replaced by a more violent, lawless and disorderly world.
We are delighted to welcome Robert Cooper, in conversation with STG Master students and the live audience, to discuss and tease out some of the key questions arising from recent and ongoing developments.
Robert Cooper is a distinguished British diplomat who has had a front-row seat in global diplomacy at the UK Foreign Office and then in the EU, particularly as special advisor of High Representatives Javier Solana and Catherine Ashton. He won the Orwell Prize for political writing with his critically acclaimed book: The Breaking of Nations: Order and Chaos in the Twenty-First Century. His latest book, The Ambassadors, Thinking about Diplomacy from Machiavelli to Modern Times puts the case that individuals - as well great historic forces - play a role in world history. Cooper is also a newly appointed Adjunct Professor at the STG.
Cooper’s lecture is part of the STG master’s course on EU foreign and security policy in a post-Western world, co-convened by STG Executive Director Fabrizio Tassinari and Miroslav Lajcák, STG Adjunct Professor and EU Special Representative.
11:00-11:15 Introduction by Fabrizio Tassinari
11:15-11:45 Survival in a lawless world
11:45-12:50: Conversation with the STG students, the broader EUI community and the public
The event will take place in hybrid format at the STG premises in Palazzo Buontalenti.
All are welcome to attend. Please register at the link, indicating whether you intend to attend online or in person. On premise places are on a first-come, first serve basis. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration to allow others to participate.