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Competing Visions of World Order After 1945

Debat — The year 2016 will long be remembered as a time when the global political and economic order was confronted by unexpected new challenges. Dr. Or Rosenboim and Prof. A. G. Hopkins presents their books and take stock of Europe’s contemporary global predicament.


Date & Time:

Library of Regensen
St. Kannikestræde 2
1169 Copenhagen K.

Hosted by:
Centre for Modern European Studies / University of Copenhagen


Author Meets Critics debate – double event

The decision of a majority of British voters to leave the European Union in June has posed unprecedented existential dilemmas for an institution that for decades has served as a model for successful multilateralism and transnational cooperation. The almost simultaneous arrival of Donald Trump’s political juggernaut in the United States only compounds Europe’s difficulties, with its protectionist rhetoric, avowed Nato scepticism and distinctly anti-EU philosophical bent. This Author Meets Critic-debate presents a timely opportunity to take stock of Europe’s contemporary global predicament by turning to the deeper history of British and American influence in framing the post-war agenda of globalism in the decades after 1945.

At the event two highly relevant books that address this theme from divergent perspectives will be presented and discussed.

Dr. Or Rosenboim  (University of Cambridge) will present her book The Emergence of Globalism: Visions of World Order in Britain and the United States, 1939–1950, followed by remarks by discussant Casper Sylvest (University of Southern Denmark).

Prof. A. G. Hopkins (University of Cambridge) will present his forthcoming book American Empire: A Global History (due to be published by Princeton in 2018), followed by remarks by discussant Christian Damm Pedersen (University of Southern Denmark).

After the presentations and discussions the debate will be open to questions from the public.

The event is open to all and will be followed by a reception.

Read about the authors on the CEMES website