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International Relations: The Coming Storm – The Battle For New World Order With Dr Adriana Sinclair From University of East Anglia

21st November 2023 @ 12:45 - 13:30

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In this interactive session, Dr Adriana Sinclair, Lecturer in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at University of East Anglia, will explore dominant themes in international relations by presenting The Coming Storm: The Battle for New World Order.

President Biden believes that the world is at an inflection point, a critical moment in global history where the choices powerful states like the US make will determine the future of global politics for the next 50 years.

What kind of world will emerge: a unipolar world of American dominance? A bipolar world of a new Cold War between China and America? Or a multipolar world of even greater competition between multiple great powers and even greater instability? Dr Adriana Sinclair will explore how the kind of world order we will live under for the next 50 years is being shaped through military conflicts like Ukraine and the Middle East but also a war over values and ideology, democracy and authoritarianism, religion and ethics.

The postwar world order is over; what will replace it?


The session will develop thinking, skills and approaches to support students in their Politics, Geography and International Relations studies and future aspirations.


Lecturer Profile: Dr Adriana Sinclair


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Politics/International Relations, Geography and related disciplines. Student groups as well as students and teachers joining individually are very welcome.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic in advance and questions they have. Students can also think about questions about studying International Relations at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:


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21st November 2023
12:45 - 13:30
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