Talk on Europe and India between America and China by Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford, on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 at 11.30 a.m. at Conference Hall-II of the CPR.
It is increasingly clear that the geopolitics of our time will be shaped by the emerging superpower rivalry between China and the United States. What role in this new world (dis)order should be played by the European Union, the world's largest confederation of prosperous Western democracies, andby India, the world's largest democracy? Oxford's Professor of European Studies, who is also a leading commentator on international affairs, will speak about Europe's current travails and likely role in the world – and ask a few questions about the part that might be played by India.
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He also directs Free Speech Debate, a multilingual Oxford University project on global free expression in the internet age (www.freespeechdebate.com). His essays appear regularly in the New York Review of Books and he writes a column on international affairs in the Guardian which is widely syndicated in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He is the author of nine books of political writing which have charted the transformation of Europe over the last thirty years. His most recent book is Facts are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade without a Name.