Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft

The 2022 Holberg Debate: 'Will Fear Keep Us Safe?'

Beginn: 17:00 to 19:30, CET

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At the 2022 Holberg Debate, we will discuss what kind of global security order should be sought in light of the current political crises facing the international community, in particular the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the tension between China and the West. The discussion will include questions such as:

  • What measures are conducive to achieving a lasting resolution to the war in Ukraine? Does the conflict tell us anything new about rationality in international politics?
  • To what extent will imperialism in both its most brutal and its softer forms define the next decades of international relations?
  • How can we secure stability between major powers and deter military aggression in a world where conflict is escalating, predictability is diminishing, and even the premise of rational actors is called into question?
  • What forms of military, economic and political power may prevent tragedies like the war in Ukraine, military confrontation with China, and the risk of wider conflicts?
  • Is the traditional rationale behind nuclear deterrence still valid?

Panel: John J. Mearsheimer and Carl Bildt
Moderator: Deborah Hanyes

Venue: The University Aula, Bergen, Norway.

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