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Panel 2: The end of globalisation?

The end of globalisation?

Fri 26 May 2023

Downing College

Over the last thirty years, economic growth in the Indo-Pacific has been largely driven by globalistion. The expansion of economic and political through increased international trade, investment, and cultural exchange has become a defining feature of growth in Asia and of the global economy generally. But evidence shows that the process of globalisation is slowing down. In recent years, FDI and international trade has decreased across the board, accelerated by a global economic slowdown brought on by the pandemic. Is this the end of globalisation, or just "slowbalisation"? This panel will bring together a group of experts with expertise in the politics, economics and international relations of the Indo-Pacific region to explore the factors driving decoupling and the slowing of global trade in Southeast Asia, including patterns of institutional organisation and corporate policy, political violence, the relationship between security and development policy, and the role of China and Sino-US competition.


Ben Bland, Chatham House
Adnan Naseemullah, King’s College London
Catherine Jones, University of St Andrews
Chris Marquis, University of Cambridge

Moderated by: William Figueroa, University of Cambridge

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Fri 26 May 2023 1:30PM - 3:00PM


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