- October 16, 2020
On October 16, 2020, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted a virtual discussion on “The Future of the Multilateral Order” with Robert B. Zoellick, Former President of the World Bank, U.S. Trade Representative & U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, and Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank. Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner, Head of External Policy at the Federation of German Industries (BDI), moderated the virtual panel.
Over the past 75 years, globalization and global governance have been strongholds of universal peace and prosperity. More recently, multilateral institutions struggle to enable shared, fair and effective solutions for crisis phenomena such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Our moderated discussion provided an outlook on the future of multilateralism. How can the structures of international cooperation be defended and redesigned? Which existing institutions may remodel the rules of multilateral engagement? And what role do new stakeholders such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank play?
This event is part of the virtual Road to Election Night & Beyond, which the Aspen Institute Germany organizes in cooperation with several Berlin-based transatlantic institutions and political foundations. More information on the event series can be found here: https://landing.berlin-election-night.de.