Global Security: Power, Principles and Practices |

Global Security: Power, Principles and Practices


As the challenges of global security become more complex and urgent, the international community’s ability to cooperate on them has declined. President Obama has had great difficulty fulfilling aspirations to reinvigorate U.S. leadership of multilateral efforts to reduce nuclear risks, end civil violence, mitigate climate change, and tackle countless other problems. Russia, China, and other leading countries are behaving in ways that raise serious doubts about their support for consensual order rather than power politics. The talk will consider why the international community’s ability to create powerful technologies that can be used for both beneficial and highly destructive purposes has outstripped its ability to cooperate in preventing their deliberate or inadvertent misuse. It will propose some principles for cooperative security in the twenty-first century and suggest how they might be applied to reduce a set of security problems associated with climate change, nuclear energy, and nuclear weapons.


Dr Nancy Gallagher, Research Director, Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM); Senior Research Scholar at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy

Tuesday, 09 September 2014
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-5,
Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending online.

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