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The Age of Anarchy: Navigating a World Where Everyone is Connected and No One is in Charge

February 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Watch the webinar here, starting at 7pm EST: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87970665431?pwd=YnFneUxLdkN0RlNCRjZxMHBzMG9idz09


The old international system may be struggling but a new more decentralized, diffused and democratized global system is emerging. John Hancock will examine how unprecedented access to information, technological empowerment, and global integration is reshaping world politics – and ask what we can expect from a complex, turbulent global system that’s increasingly run, not by the G7 or the G20, but by the G8 billion.

About the speaker

John Hancock works at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he has served as senior policy advisor to the Director-General, representative to the IMF and World Bank, and head of policy development. He spearheaded the launch of the WTO’s Aid-for-Trade Initiative, as well as the recent ‘Joint Initiatives’ on investment facilitation and other emerging issues. John is a Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Prior to joining the WTO, John was senior advisor to Canada’s trade minister. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University, has written and spoken frequently on international issues.

Title of the event, Balsillie Lecture logo which includes a podium with the BSIA logo on it, a photo of John Hancock, on a blue background


February 1, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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