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Doha Debates Town Hall

Rise of the Rest: Who should lead in a multipolar world?

Qatar National Library
December 9, 2023, at 3 p.m.

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About the event

Global power, once wielded largely by the West, is in flux. Economically, strategic alliances like BRICS are bolstering the influence of non-Western countries, and the rise of pop culture like Bollywood and Nollywood is giving more soft power to countries in the global south. With global dynamics shifting toward an uncertain future, Doha Debates, in partnership with Doha Forum, presents a town hall-style event about who should lead in this new multilateral world.

Many factors have fragmented the geopolitical landscape, including multi- and minilateral regional partnerships and powerful tech companies like Meta and X (formerly Twitter). Rise of the Rest: Who should lead in a multipolar world? examines how the shifting global powers will settle over the next decade: with traditional Western superpowers, emerging middle powers or new forms of leadership entirely.

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On December 9, 2023, at 3 p.m., journalist Femi Oke will moderate the conversation at Qatar National Library in Doha, where she will be joined by guests Jon B. Alterman, Sawsan Chebli and Wadah Khanfar. Approximately 20 students and recent graduates will be onstage, asking questions and guiding the discussion.

Register to attend the town hall.