Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The Meta-West: Keynote and Implications for Future Research

The Meta-West: Keynote and Implications for Future Research

| Center for the Study of America and the West

About the Event

At a time when the West is facing heightened security challenges from great power rivals, terrorists, and other non-state actors, how has the existing system of Western alliances evolved? In this final event of FPRI's four-part series on the Meta-West, former President of the World Bank Robert Zoellick will deliver remarks on the Western Alliance System past, present and future. Zoellick will then be joined by FPRI's Ronald J. Granieri to discuss where further research should be conducted, and what policymakers can do now to further the goals of the larger system.

FPRI's four-part seminar series on the concept of a Meta-West and examines this larger system and its capabilities. The first event in this series addressed the Meta-West's powers and functions as a systemic whole. The subsequent events analyzed the Meta-West's roles as geo-political and geo-economic systems. This seminar series is a part of the Robert Strausz-Hupé Project: The Atlantic System in a World of Great Power Rivalry.

To view part one of the series, "What is the Meta-West" please click here. To view part two, "The Meta-West as a Geopolitical System" please click here. To view part three, "The Meta-West as a Geoeconomic System" please click here.

FPRI is happy to provide this series free of charge thanks to the generous support of our members, partners, and event attendees. If you are not currently a member, the suggested donation is $25.

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Robert Zoellick

Robert Zoellick - Robert Zoellick is the former president of the World Bank (2007-12) and former Deputy Secretary of State (2005-06). He serves on FPRI's Board of Advisors.

Ronald J. Granieri

Ronald J. Granieri - Dr. Ronald J. Granieri is the Executive Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West, and host of People, Politics, and Prose, a monthly series of events.