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IAP 2006 Activity

The Future of Power
Ali Wyne
Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Limited to 20 participants.
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

What structure of power will emerge after the United States' reign as superpower concludes? This question may appear to exhibit ignorance of the current distribution of global power, for the United States' preponderance does not appear to be immediately imperiled. However, it recognizes an outcome that may well prevail in the forthcoming centuries, if not by the conclusion of the 21st. After examining the interrelated challenges to America's exercise of power in the global theater, these sessions will discuss possible answers to the above question.
Contact: Ali Wyne, awyne@mit.edu
Sponsor: Political Science
Cosponsor: Center for International Studies

Stephen Van Evera
This session centers on the challenges that "global issues" -- for example, the proliferation of nuclear weapons of mass destruction and the decentralization of global terrorist networks - pose to the exercise of American leadership.
Wed Jan 11, 07:30-09:00pm, 1-135

This session examines the utility and relevance of military prowess and armed force in the 21st century.
Wed Jan 18, 07:30-09:00pm, 1-135

This session documents the growing challenges that the global community pose to the United States' economic and intellectual clout.
Wed Jan 25, 07:30-09:00pm, 1-135

This final session discusses some international orders that might arise in a world in which the United States is no longer the predominant power.
Wed Feb 1, 07:30-09:00pm, 1-135
Latest update: 22-Nov-2005

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