Our Eurasian Future


A Thought Experiment With Author Bruno Maçães


In his 2018 book «The Dawn of Eurasia», Bruno Maçães – a former minister in the Portuguese government turned author and contrarian thinker – argued that the border between Europe and Asia, which always had been blurry, would increasingly start to disappear. The Eurasian landmass would become so interconnected that the distinction between two separate spheres would no longer make sense. The EU, Russia and China would engage in what Maçaes calls «competitive integration» – not an all-out clash as Samuel Huntington envisioned, but also not a harmonization of systems as Francis Fukuyama predicted.

In this thought experiment, we take the argument one step further and ask Bruno: How will our Eurasian Future look like? What are the centers of power in Eurasia, and how do they relate to each other? How does the progress of «competitive integration» work? Will there be a Eurasian Union? And what will be Switzerland’s position in this new landscape?


18:00 Doors open
18:30 Start of the event
20:00 Apéro
20:30 End

©Bruno Maçães

Bruno Maçães is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the RDCY and a Senior Advisor at Flint Global in London. He was the Portuguese European Affairs Minister from 2013-2015, and was decorated by Spain and Romania for his services to government. He received his doctorate in political science from Harvard University, and was a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington and Carnegie in Brussels. He has written for the Financial Times, Politico, The Guardian and Foreign Affairs, and appears regularly on CNN, the BBC, Bloomberg, Al-Jazeera and CCTV. He is the author of two books about the new geopolitics, «The Dawn of Eurasia» and «Belt and Road - Sinews of Chinese Power».

Event Details

Thu 04 Apr 2019
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Amboss Garage
Zollstrasse 80
8005 Zurich

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