Global change in the 21st century: Time for a fresh look at the Past, Present and Future. | University of Oxford

Global change in the 21st century: Time for a fresh look at the Past, Present and Future.

Peter Frankopan
12:30 - 14:00
Saïd Business School
Park End Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 1HP
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The world is changing: from dramatic changes in the distribution of global GDP to the US ‘pivot’ to Asia, from turbulence in the Middle East to disruption in Russia, from a new era of commodity prices to shocks to the financial system, the early 21st century seems unfamiliar, volatile and unpredictable.

As Peter argues in his new book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, the world’s centre of gravity is shifting – and has been for the last hundred years. In fact, it is returning to where it lay for millennia - in the heart of Asia.