Wednesday, November 22th, 2017
University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, Aula, KOL-G-201
Editor-in-Chief Neue Zürcher Zeitung
New world (dis)order
For two decades after the end of the Cold War the state of affairs remained comparatively stable. The USA, as the last superpower standing, guaranteed stability and interfered around the globe at its own discretion. This model is becoming increasingly obsolete. President Barack Obama no longer saw the USA as the world police; his successor, Donald Trump, is even less inclined in this direction. At the same time, China is making its claim to power all the more openly – first of all in Asia, but likely even further afield before long. What will replace the old order? Chaotic conditions or a new stable configuration? Europe cannot fall into the role of an observer in this discussion.
Discussion after the lecture.
Eric Gujer, born in 1962, has been the editor-in-chief of the ‘Neue Zürcher Zeitung’ newspaper since March 2015. After finishing school and doing a traineeship at a German daily newspaper, he studied history, political science and Slavic studies at the Universities of Freiburg and Cologne. Eric Gujer began working at the NZZ in 1986 as an intern and freelancer before he became a correspondent for the GDR based in Berlin. This was followed by posts as a correspondent in Jerusalem, Moscow and Berlin again, where he represented the NZZ for 10 years as a political observer. From 2013 to 2015 he led the international department, and dealt particularly with the EU, Germany, international strategy issues and security policy. Eric Gujer has released books on intelligence services (2006) and German foreign policy (2007).
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