Virtual Middlebury

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins will be discussing “Will COVID-19 Kill the Liberal International Order” as part of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs (RCGA) Program Lecture Series on Security and Global Affairs.

The liberal international order—those institutions, organizations, and arrangements established after WWII to help stabilize global politics, incentivize inter-state collaboration, promote prosperity, and manage challenges multilaterally—has been a hallmark of international relations for decades. In this talk Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins assesses how this global governance infrastructure has fared in light of the corona pandemic. To what extent have components of world order—like the Bretton Woods institutions, EU, WHO, and UN, etc.—worked as their framers’ intended, to facilitate cooperation, collaboration, and effective multilateral action against the pandemic? What security implications arise from her assessment? And will COVID-19 ultimately kill the liberal international order? 

To join this webinar, use this Zoom Link or visit the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs events.


Sponsored by:
Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs

Contact Organizer

De Foor, Margaret