11. January 2018 - 18:00 till 19:30
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Lind 2018: Edward Luce on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order | UBC Old Auditorium | Thursday, 11. January 2018

The focus for the Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies series in Winter Term 2, 2018 at UBC Vancouver is "The Unravelling of the Liberal Order." The series will run from January to March, 2018.

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Our speaker:
Chief U.S. columnist and commentator for The Financial Times, Edward Luce is one of the paper’s most popular writers and “one of the finest journalists of our time.” A U.K. native, Oxford graduate, and former speechwriter for Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, he is highly regarded by policymakers, leaders, and political junkies for his insider/outsider insights on American politics and his cross-border perspectives on geopolitics and economics. At the FT, Luce has served as Washington bureau chief, Capital Markets editor, correspondent to the Philippines, and South Asia bureau chief. He also writes about the future of work and the major challenges facing the West, including the rise of populism and the decline of the middle class.

His new book, The Retreat of Western Liberalism, examines the weakening of western hegemony and the crisis of democratic liberalism ― of which Donald Trump and his European counterparts are not the cause, but a symptom. According to Luce, “What we do not yet know is whether the world’s democratic recession will turn into a global depression.” The New York Times called the book “insightful and harrowing.” An excerpt appeared in The Atlantic (The Changing of the Global Economic Guard).

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