Please join us on the evening of June 26 for a panel discussion of Alexander Cooley’s new book, Great Games, Local Rules, just published by Oxford University Press. Cooley, Tow Professor of Political Science at Barnard College and a former Open Society Fellow, will be joined by two distinguished guests to discuss Central Asia's lessons for governing a multipolar or “post-Western” world.
The discussants will also tackle the politicization of NGOs in Central Asia, the rise of alternative development providers (China, in particular), the backlash against human rights, democracy and externally-imposed political conditions, as well as the West’s declining normative standing in the region.
- Stephen Kotkin, Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University, and Vice Dean, Woodrow Wilson School
- Alexander Cooley, Tow Professor of Political Science at Barnard College; author, Great Games Global Rules; Open Society Fellow (2009–10)
- Gideon Rose (moderator), Editor, Foreign Affairs