AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Georg Sørensen, Jens Christian Skou Senior Fellow

Title: Rethinking world order

2013.12.11 | AIAS

Date Mon 10 Mar
Time 14:15 16:15
Location The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


Some twenty-five years after the event, scholars continue to debate about what kind of world order that came instead of the Cold War. Georg Sørensen will make the claim that the present order has two major characteristics: first, we live in a world where sovereign states are increasingly fragile in terms of political, economic and social systems. Second, the traditional security dilemma of imminent war among sovereign states is much less pertinent in today’s order; traditional interstate war is in sharp decline, but domestic conflict in the most fragile states has increased dramatically. The combined effect of these developments for world order in general is good news and bad news, mostly the latter.

Short CV

Georg Sørensen, PhD, dr.scient.pol., is Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University. Most recent monograph: A Liberal World Order in Crisis. Choosing between imposition and restraint, Cornell  University Press, 2011. Further info at:

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