A Conversation with Bruce Jones, Author of “Still Ours to Lead: America, Rising Powers, and the Tension between Rivalry and Restraint”

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    2014•04•02    13:00 - 14:30
    New York

    The United Nations University (UNU), in cooperation with New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, is pleased to host a launch of Dr. Bruce Jones’ new book: Still Ours to Lead: America, Rising Powers, and the Tension between Rivalry and Restraint.

    In the book, Jones tells a nuanced story of American leadership. He artfully examines the attitudes and actions of the rising powers and the West, and finds evidence of both cooperation and conflict. He identifies as a key dynamic the tension between the impulse to rival the US and the incentives for restraint and cooperation among the rising powers. Both are alive and well in the current system, and the balance provides a continued ability to solve problems and to manage crises at roughly the same rate as when American dominance was unquestioned. Maintaining that balance is central to the question of whether we will live in a stable or unstable system in the period to come. Jones rejects the notion that we are now in a multi-polar world, finding that the US is an enduring power and still has the capacity to lead, but that America will have to adapt its leadership to new realities.

    A light lunch will be served.

    Advance registration (by 28 March) is required. Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.

    Any questions or comments on this event should be sent to Leni Kinzli at the UNU Office in New York (kinzli@unu.edu).


    10th Floor Conference Room
    Church Center of the United Nations
    777 United Nations Plaza (corner of East 44th Street and 1st Avenue)
    New York, NY 10017