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Zoom Interactive Event: The Geopolitical Outlook – How Is It Changing?

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  • May 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+1
  • How will the crisis affect the balance of power – weakening some states and strengthening others?
  • Will the major trading nations return to a broad economic consensus or continue to fragment into hostile tribes, blaming each other?
  • Will globalisation go into reverse as countries hunker down and seek to be more self-sufficient – or will it herald a new era of international co–operation?
  • How will the oil price crash affect states that rely on oil wealth to maintain political stability?
  • How will the hit to the US economy affect Trump’s chances of re-election?
  • Will countries with weakened economies seek refuge in populism, or revert to ‘safer’ traditional political parties?
  • Will the crisis change our habits to the point where it has an effect on climate change?
  • Will agreement on the EU budget and the dispute over central bank intervention stretch EU unity to its limits?
  • Is a Brexit extension beyond end 2020 inevitable, or will the UK embark on an experiment to run a major economy without trade deals?

In this webinar, Professor Amelia Hadfield will assess the impact that the coronavirus pandemic may exert on the geo-political environment. She will provide us with some perspective and insights into what might change and what is likely to stay the same. This session will give you vital information to inform your thinking, and help you prepare now for the challenges that lie ahead in the post-pandemic world.

Who is it For?

This webinar is aimed at those who are responsible for a company’s response to the political and economic climate, specifically in times of change and crisis.

Speakers

Prof. Amelia Hadfield

Chair in European & International Relations, Head of Department of Politics, University of Surrey

Prof. Amelia Hadfield is Chair in European and International Relations and Head of Department of Politics at the University of Surrey. She has held senior academic posts in the UK and Europe and her key areas of research, consultancy and teaching include Common Security and Defence Policy, EU-Russia energy relations, EU Neighbourhood and Development policies, EU relations with the US and Canada, Arctic and Northern Governance Issues and European Energy Governance. Amelia is also keenly interested in foreign policy analysis, international relations theory, international political and economic policy and analysis.

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