• Eleanor Roosevelt holding poster of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Lake Success, New York. November 1949.

    FDR Presidential Library & Museum

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Human Rights and the Future World Order

    Mon., Feb. 1, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm


    SpeakersHina Jilani, former United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders; Samuel Moyn, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School and Professor of History, Yale University; Zeid Ra’ad, Perry World House Professor of the Practice of Law and Human Rights, University of Pennsylvania

    The issue of human rights presents a special challenge for any effort to construct a workable world order. Can democracies and their publics remain true to their stated values within a world where human rights abuses are still widespread, without meddling into other nations' domestic political affairs or presuming to know exactly how to achieve these ends globally? To what extent will differences over basic notions of human rights undermine efforts to cooperate on trade, climate, arms control, or other pressing global problems?

    Everyone is welcome to us via Zoom! Register before the seminar here:

  • U.S.-Sino Relations


    Seminar - Open to the Public

    China, the United States, and the Future World Order

    Mon., Dec. 14, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm


    Speakers: Thomas J. Christensen (Columbia University); Evelyn Goh (Australian National University); and Yasheng Huang (MIT Sloan School of Management).

    The existing global political-economic order has been ruptured by the rise of China, a broad backlash against globalization, uncertainties about the U.S. commitment to a rules-based system, and most recently, the Covid-19 pandemic. What form(s) might a future world order take, and what principles should guide efforts to construct it?

    Everyone is welcome to join us via Zoom! Register in advance for this meeting:

  • eCommerce Week of UNCTAD, 17 April 2018

    Wikimedia CC/UNCTAD

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    The Future World Order: Digital Trade

    Fri., Oct. 30, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm


    Speakers: Meredith Crowley, Reader in International Economics, University of Cambridge; Gregory Shaffer, Chancellor's Professor, University of California, Irvine; Mark Wu, Vice Dean, Graduate Program and International Legal Studies and Henry Stimson Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

    Moderator: Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School

    Arrangements designed to manage global trade and investment in new technologies will be a critical part of any future world order.

    Everyone is welcome to join us via Zoom! Register in advance for this meeting:

  • Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki in July 2018.

    Wikimedia Commons

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    The Future World Order: Arms Control

    Fri., Sep. 25, 2020 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm


    The Project on Managing the Atom and International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a discussion on the future of arms control, as part of a new HKS series on The Future World Order.  The participants will be Emma Belcher (Ploughshares Fund), Matthew Bunn (Belfer Center/Managing the Atom) and Steven E. Miller (Belfer Center/International Security Program).  Professor Stephen Walt (Belfer Center/ISP) will moderate.