Online Lecture: 'A New Age of Global Disorder?'

A major part of the complexity of the present and likely future global order has to do with the interaction of the ‘old’ and the ‘new’. On one side, the move from global challenges to planetary imperatives and the impact of new technologies and of new forms of scientific knowledge (on economics, on weapons systems, on patterns of connectivity); and on the other, the ‘old’ logics and dynamics, especially the dynamics of international political competition, geopolitical rivalry, regime insecurity, nationalist self-assertion, violence and major war.

In this month’s Balliol Online Lecture, Professor Hurrell, examines the enormous and extraordinarily dangerous challenges on the global system.

Andrew Hurrell was Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at Oxford University until May 2021. He is now an Emeritus Fellow at Balliol College, an Einstein Visiting Fellow in Berlin, and a Senior Fellow at the Law Faculty in Humboldt University.

He was elected to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars in 2011 and to the British Academy in 2011. In 2015 he received the Susan Strange Prize from the International Studies Association, which is awarded for ‘challenging the conventional wisdom and organizational complacency of the international studies community’.