Asia and the World Order

New York, September 2014

Over the last decade the world has entered a period of historic change in the global order. A tectonic shift of relative power from the Western hemisphere to the Eastern hemisphere is underway. The Asian region’s rapidly increasing shares of global trade, capital flows, and economic growth have profoundly altered the international economic system. The emergence of Asian nations as major powers has challenged policy makers in major capitals and institutions worldwide. More recently, heightened tensions and confrontation over sovereignty and resources in maritime Asia have endangered the region’s economic interdependence and threatened international peace and security in the region for the first time in four decades.

Every year, Asia Society is honored to host world leaders during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This year, we will be asking them to share their perspectives on how they view their nations’ roles in an ascendant Asia. How will peace and prosperity be secured with so much change underway? Use the links below to access content from these events highlighting Asia’s place in the world order.

Asia Society’s UNGA 2014 Events

Henry M. Paulson, Jr. and Kevin Rudd: Asia and the World Order
September 11, 6:30 pm
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ChinaFile Presents: Climate Change at High Altitudes
September 16, 6:30 pm
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Expanding Economic Connectivity in Greater Central Asia
September 23, 8:00 am
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Vietnam’s Place in the World Order
September 24, 3:00 pm
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Teaching Half the Sky: From Policies to Practice in Girls’ Education
September 26, 8:00 am
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Indonesia’s Place in the World Order
September 29, 11:30 am
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Previous Years

Asia Society’s 2013 UNGA programs

Asia Society’s 2012 UNGA programs