Soft Power, Cooperative Rivalry & a Matter of Morality

$ 50.00 HKD

Date and Time

Mon, October 19, 2020

08:00 AM - 09:00 PM

  • Zoom Only Webcast
  • Monday, October 19, 2020
  • Private Virtual Meet & Greet: 20:00 – 20:20 PM HKT (President’s Circle & Corporate Members Only)
  • Main Discussion for all ASHK members 20:20 – 21:00 PM HKT
  • $50 Members Only

With less than a month left before what pundits are calling “the most important election of our lifetime,” at a critical moment when the state of our world order has looked increasingly uncertain, who better to hear from than one of the world’s most distinguished scholars in international relations?  On October 19, Asia Society Hong Kong Center will host a virtual chat with the co-founder of the international relations theory of

neoliberalism and originator of “soft power” himself, Professor Joseph S. Nye Jr.  More recently, the University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government has uniquely characterized Sino-American relations as a “cooperative rivalry” rather than another cold war.  His latest work is his new book published earlier this year, Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump.  In it, Professor Nye grades each of the 14 U.S. Presidents since 1945 on the ethics of their foreign policy decisions. He argues that good moral reasoning should be three-dimensional, weighing and balancing the intentions, the means and the consequences of a President’s decisions. Professor Nye demonstrates that no President was fully constrained by the structure of the American political system - they all actually had choices and these decisions deserve to be judged.

Join us at ASHK for this members only live webcast as we unpack all of the above, in addition to his thoughts on the imminent election, with truly one of the world’s most influential thinkers and global shapers! The general discussion will be 40 minutes long, from 20:20 to 21:00 PM HKT. President’s Circle and Corporate Members will also be invited to join an exclusive 20 minute virtual meet-and-greet with Professor Nye from 20:00 PM HKT.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Soft Power, Cooperative Rivalry & a Matter of Morality

Hong Kong