The Shifting Global Balance of Power |

The Shifting Global Balance of Power


The world's economic center of gravity has been yanked 5,000 km east in the last three decades from its 1980 mid-Atlantic location, now to just outside Izmir Turkey, past Helsinki and Bucharest. That center of gravity is now firmly on a trajectory aimed squarely at India and China. This is Rise of the Rest on a massive scale: What must the West do to respond?
If the East does indeed provide a challenge for the West, the correct question is not what is good for the West or indeed for the East, but instead what is good for the world as a whole. Compromise is needed: But what are the contours that frame that bargain?

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Prof Danny Quah, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science; Co-Director, London School of Economics Global Governance; Senior Fellow, London School of Economics IDEAS

Thursday, 28 April 2011
5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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