January 24, 2018

New and Old Empires: Robert Kaplan presents at the World Economic Forum

Geography is not destiny, but it may be the best starting point for understanding world politics. In a world of shifting alliances and divides, how are geography and the history of great civilizations continuing to shape geopolitics? Interactive maps and data visualizations bring to life the historical trends and emerging geographic patterns behind the world's pressing challenges. 

Robert D. Kaplan, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS), USA 

Brie Loskota, Executive Director, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California, US; Young Global Leader 

Timothy Snyder, Richard C. Levin Professor of History, Yale University, USA

Moderated by:

Rana Mitter, Professor of History and Politics of Modern China; Director, University China Centre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom