On October 29, 2019, Sean Lynn-Jones, International Security Program Associate of Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, visited the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding, Peking University, and held a symposium with teachers and students of School of International Studies, Peking University. The symposium named The World Politics and Economy in Post Amercian Hegemony Era, was presided over by Professor Wang Dong, Executive Director of the iGCU, Peking University.
During the symposium, Mr. Sean made an in-depth analysis of the decline of American hegemony and the rise of emerging countries such as China and India. He believes that countries in current international relations need to recognize the following basic truth: the importance of structure, the trend of a multi-polars world, the possibility of war, and the escalation of inadvertent nuclear war due to negligence.
Mr. Sean explained profound theories in simple language for students and young scholars to answer the puzzles in essay writing, the next U.S. election and Sino-U.S. relations. The symposium is one of Series of High-end Lectures, which aims to promote academic exchanges between China and the United States.