75 years after the end of World War Two: achievements and future prospects

07/05/2020 19:43

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, on 8 May the world will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two and celebrate the achievements of the international system birthed by that historical moment. The magnitude of the present COVID-19 crisis is often compared with the shocks of the 20th-century world wars. The post-war response of world leaders 75 years ago was to strengthen international cooperation by establishing the UN-based multilateral framework to guarantee peaceful cooperation and development. However, it seems today’s global leaders no longer share this vision and the risk of a geopolitical crisis is looming behind the Covid-19-induced economic crisis.

As the world enters this new age of uncertainty, the DOC in partnership with La Fondation Prospective & Innovation, will host a webinar entitled ‘75 years after World War Two: The world at a crossroads again’ on 8 May at 3 pm CEST.

We will be joined by the following speakers:

  • Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former Prime Minister of France, Chair of La Fondation Prospective & Innovation and President of Leaders for Peace;
  • Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov, Permanent Representative of Russia to the EU and Former Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs;
  • Dan Hamilton, Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy, and President of the Transatlantic Leadership Network.

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