A World in Flux: ‘Geoeconomics vs Geopolitics’


Off-the-Record Luncheon Roundtable Discussion
Registration 12:30pm 
Lunch 12:45pm 
Close 2:00pm

The United States has moved away from a definition of national interest based on global leadership and a degree of geopolitical magnanimity to one founded more on securing transactional national advantage. China under Xi Jinping is emerging as a great power in the traditional mould, mixing global economic engagement with increasing regional strategic influence. The result is a growing geoeconomic competition that may bring to an end the process of deepening globalization, and even push it into reverse. Can others pick up the baton of economic leadership, despite technological disruption and rising populism? Or might geoeconomic competition spill over into geopolitical confrontation? In the midst of a trade war, US mid-term elections and the fragmentation of the existing global order, Lord Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Chatham House and Dr. Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House, will provide their unique perspective on a world in flux.


Dr. Robin Niblett became Director of Chatham House in 2007. Previously he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) from 2001 to 2006. During his last two years at CSIS, he also served as Director of the CSIS Europe Program and its Initiative for a Renewed Transatlantic Partnership. He is a frequent panelist at conferences and events around the world and has testified on a number of occasions to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee, as well as US Senate and House of Representatives committees on European Affairs. He received his BA, MPhil and DPhil from Oxford University.


Jim O'Neill is Chair of Chatham House and Vice-Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. Since leaving government in 2015, having been Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, Lord O’Neill moved to the crossbenches of the House of Lords. From 2013 to 2014, he chaired the Cities Growth Commission in the UK, which formed the impetus for the government’s policy on devolution as well as the concept of the Northern Powerhouse. Lord O’Neill worked for Goldman Sachs from 1995 until 2013, spending most of his time there as Chief Economist, and is the creator of the acronym “BRIC”. He received his BA and MA degrees in Economics from Sheffield University and PhD from the University of Surrey. 

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Event Details

Wed 14 Nov 2018
12:30 - 2 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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