On March 20, the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy hosted Carlos Pascual and Bruce Jones for a public lecture on their new book, entitled Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats. The lecture was held at the Auditorium Hall of the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University.
In their new book, co-authored with Stephen Stedman, Pascual and Jones discuss the security threats in the 21st century that will be unconstrained by borders—from economic instability, climate change, and nuclear proliferation to conflict, poverty, terrorism and disease. The greatest test for global leadership will be building partnerships and institutions for cooperation that can meet the challenge. The book describes how the United States, working with other global powers, can rebuild international order to promote security and prosperity in today’s transnational world.
Ambassador Carlos Pascual is a Brookings vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, and Dr. Bruce Jones is a senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Studies Program at Brookings. Mr. Cui Liru, president of the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations moderated the event.