The global rebalance of power continues. The ambitions, alliances, and actions of world powers have accelerated shifts in the international order that was framed in the waning days of the Second World War. What interests countries on the world stage today, what outcomes do they seek, and what role do cooperation and competition play? The International Relations Council’s Global Motivations series will paint a portrait of six world powers, their internal and external drivers, their evolving role in the community of nations, and what this means for the rest of the world.

Countries of focus in the six sessions include China, Russia, the European Union, the United Kingdom, India, and Japan. An in-person companion program focusing on the United States’ role in the world will be held in conjunction with American Public Square on Tuesday, September 13, at the Truman Library.

Please click on the program of interest below for more information and a link to register.

Please check back as additional participants are confirmed.

Sustaining Series Sponsor

Cyprienne Simchowitz & Jerry White


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Burns & McDonnell

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Erik Brattberg Senior Vice President in the Europe practice, Albright Stonebridge Group

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Angela Stent Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University

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Matt Beech    Director of the Centre for British Politics, University of Hull

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Tamanna Salikuddin Director of South Asia programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace

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Michael Green  Senior adviser and Henry A. Kissinger Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Amy Celico, Principal,
Albright Stonebridge Group