The Current World Order: US-China Tensions & Trends Towards a Multipolar World

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March 29, 2023 - April 26, 2023; (5 Sessions) 

Wednesday, 6:30PM - 8:30PM ET

Virtual via Zoom


Course Description:
We will analyze the threats eroding the world order by contrasting John Ikenberry’s defense of the liberal world order with John Rawls’ analysis of a diverse world society of peoples and nations. Grounded on this analysis and the world new phase of multipolar competition, we will examine the US-China bilateral rivalry that is impacting the future shape of the world order. Measures to mitigate US-China tensions are necessary to achieve regional stability in Asia Pacific and restore a balance based on engagement and cooperation.


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ABOUT José López-González, Ph.D.

Dr. Jose  Lopez-Gonzalez  is  an economist, philosopher, and lecturer. He  has  worked as  an Economist  at  the  Investment  Bank Financiera  Aceptaciones  and at  the  Mexican Federal  Reserve Bank, both in Mexico City, Mexico. Dr. Lopez-Gonzalez  taught  philosophy in the  Department  of Philosophy at  Loyola  University for seven years  and has  been faculty in the  Departments  of Philosophy and Political  Science  at  Towson University since  1996, teaching courses  in Philosophy, Politics  Economics, and Latin  America. Since  2010, he  has  been teaching interdisciplinary courses  in philosophy, politics  and economics  as  a  lecturer at  the  Odyssey Program  at  Johns  Hopkins  University, and since  2014 at  several  campuses  of the  Baltimore County Community College. Dr. Lopez-Gonzalez  is  a  Lecturer in the  new  program  at  the  Alumni Relations  Office  at  Johns  Hopkins  University. He  has  published articles  in philosophy and economics  and took courses  in Micro and Macroeconomics  at  Harvard University. Dr. LopezGonzalez  holds  a  BA  in Economics  from  the  Autonomous  University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey Mexico;  MA in Economics  from  William  College, Massachusetts;  and MA  and PhD  in Philosophy from  the  Department  of Philosophy, Johns  Hopkins  University.

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 Event Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
6:30pm EDT

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
8:29pm EDT

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80% discount. Employment status will be confirmed.
50% discount. Employment status will be confirmed.

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