The results of the 2020 United States presidential election will have a massive impact on the future development of the Western-dominated international order, which, driven by the forces of globalization and the rise of China, has dangerously decayed over the last decade.
After the U.S. elections, will the international order stand at a crossroad of facing a further acceleration of decay or not? What are the prospects for the U.S.–China relations – or for a New Cold War? What does the COVID-19 crisis imply for the U.S. in resuming the leadership role? And how do Germany, with its key position in Europe, and Japan, as China’s most important counterweight in East Asia, respond to the challenges in safeguarding the international order? How will their roles and options be affected by the U.S. election results? What can Germany and Japan achieve together? How can strategies such as the German Government policy guidelines on the Indo-Pacific region or the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement be assessed?
These questions will be discussed by Japanese and German distinguished experts on foreign policy during this virtual panel discussion. At the same time, the event precedes an international symposium on “Saving and Building a Sustainable International Order: What Roles and Responsibilities for Germany and Japan?” which is planned to take place in Tōkyō in 2021.
For your virtual participation via Zoom, please send the information requested below to Ms. Tatjana Wonneberg by November 1, 2020:
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The virtual symposium will be streamed from the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB). In case you do not wish to participate actively in this conference, the provided livestream on YouTube is available.