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Cultural Values in the Political Economy and the Case for Multilateralism

Date & Time

Oct. 29, 2020
3:30pm – 5:00pm ET


Populist uprisings are on the increase as are nationalist rallies in democracies. The rise of extreme ideologies on the left as well as the right of the political spectrum too have been on the upswing. Anger and alienation from the status quo is all too apparent in many parts of the world, but do cultural values affect the political economy of multilateralism and global governance?  How can global civil society and states understand and mobilize cultural values that affect issues such as international trade, environmental sustainability, and international cultural flows such as through arts, migration, and education? Join us for a discussion with some of the contributors to the newly released Cultural Values in Political Economy on the need to mobilize multilateral values from a cultural perspective, with a focus on Asian countries and their relationship to the United States.


A headshot of J.P. Singh

J.P. Singh

Professor of International Commerce and Policy, George Mason University
A headshot of Kristen Hopewell

Kristen Hopewell

Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia
Miles Kahler

Miles Kahler

Distinguished Professor, School of International Service, American University
Irene Wu

Irene Wu

Former Fellow;
Adjunct Professor, Communications, Culture and Technology Program, Georgetown University

Christina Davis

Professor, Department of Government and Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

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Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

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