[ASK-Y] Session 6: Why Can't We Get Along?
The New Disruptors: Politics and Security
December 20, 2021 — Following our previous session, "Why Does Education (Still) Matter? | The New Disruptors: Basic and Higher Education," Asia Society Korea held the sixth and last session of our Asia Society Korea Youth (ASK-Y) program on politics, security, and global sustainability.
The last of our discussions began with the question, “Why Can’t We Get Along?” as we explored the ongoing rivalry between Beijing and Washington and think about how the rest of the world should respond. Moderated by Asia Society Korea Executive Director Yvonne Kim, Dr. John Delury, Professor of Chinese Studies at Yonsei University GSIS, and H.E. Akiva J. Tor, Ambassador of Israel to the Republic of Korea, sat down to discuss a range of questions including but not limited to the role of middle powers, China's position on Taiwan, how we ought to understand and engage with Beijing, and the implications our answers have for the world in “navigating shared futures.”