W(h)ither the West?

23 May 2022 9:00 - 16:00
Lungo Dora Siena, 100 A | Torino | Italy

A Symposium in partnership between T.wai – Torino World Affairs institute and LSE IDEAS, and in cooperation with the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society of the University of Turin.

Monday 23rd May 2022, 9.00-17.00 CET

Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungodora Siena 100/A, Sala Lauree Blu
Streamed live on Webex: https://unito.webex.com/meet/stefano.ruzza

‘W(h)ither the West?’: this title has been at the suggestion of one of our speakers, Professor Richard Higgott, citing its ability to capture the question of the destiny of the West, and its possible shrinkage as the US and Europe possibly drift away from each other. Also, predicted by Professor Christopher Coker in his book, Twilight of the West (1998).

9.00-9.30   Guest arrival/registration

9.30-9.45   Welcome and opening remarks

9.45-11.00   Panel 1: What is the West?

Chair: Vlad Zigarov (LSE)

Speakers: Christopher Coker (LSE), Anna Caffarena (T.wai & University of Turin), Richard Higgott (Brussels School of Governance)

11.00-11.30   Coffee Break

11.30-12.45   Panel 2: Are western values universal?

Chair: Stefano Ruzza (T.wai & University of Turin)

Speakers: Aaron McKeil (LSE), Adrian Pabst (University of Kent), Michael von der Schulenburg (former UN Assistant Secretary-General)

12.45-14.30   Lunch Break

14.30-15.45   Panel 3: The Rest versus the West

Chair: Professor Chris Alden (LSE)

Speakers: Giovanni Andornino (T.wai & University of Turin), Simone Dossi (T.wai & University of Milan); Richard Sakwa (University of Kent)

15.45-16.00   Closing remarks


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