Location: World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter, SF Room #200
In this fresh and persuasive argument, Financial Times Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator Gideon Rachman argues that the rise of China is bringing to an end, the era of American dominance of world affairs. As Rachman explains, the eclipse of America is driven by a historic shift in power from the West to Asia that is bringing to a close, 500 years of Western dominance of world affairs. This escalating power-shift eastward is directly shaping the lives of people around the world, from Russia to Brazil to Ethiopia, and within the U.S. - jeopardizing a tenuous peace between East and West.
Gideon Rachman is chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times. He won the European Press Prize awards, regarded as the “European Pulitzers,” as well as the Orwell Prize, Britain’s leading award for political writing, in 2016. Before joining the Financial Times in 2006, Gideon spent fifteen years as a journalist and editor at The Economist. He has worked as a foreign correspondent in Bangkok, Brussels, and Washington. His first book, Zero-Sum Future (2010), predicted the rise in international political tensions and turmoil that followed the 2008 global financial crisis. He is married with four children and lives in London.
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