Has the West Lost the Post-Cold War Era?

Please save the date for a special debate event on Wednesday, November 18 at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles. This event represents the West Coast edition of The McCain Institute's Debate and Decision Series.

A quarter century after the fall of the Berlin Wall and subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union, global security threats are growing, ISIS and other terrorist groups are expanding, and powers such as Russia and China are asserting themselves on territory from Ukraine to the South China Sea. Europe, already plagued by major demographic, economic, and financial challenges, is now struggling to cope with the largest refugee crisis in a lifetime.

After 1989, it was conventional wisdom that collectivism and centralization would give way to Western capitalism and liberal democracy. Are systems based on democratic values and market economics still the best bet for the future? Or has globalization given an advantage to renewed authoritarianism, terrorism, and extremist ideologies? Will the West win the post-Cold War era, or lose it? Hear leading foreign policy experts tackle these questions and more at a debate jointly sponsored by The McCain Institute for International Leadership, and the Pacific Council on International Policy.

RSVP: pcevent@pacificcouncil.org

Event Information

Nov 18, 2015

The California Club
538 S Flower St. Los Angeles, CA 90071