Ralph BuultjensAdjunct Professor
Ralph Buultjens has been on the NYU faculty for over twenty years. He was Nehru Professor and Professorial Fellow at Cambridge University (U K); Senior Fellow at The Carnegie Council and ISRI -IFS (India -Sri Lanka); Director of the International Development Forum; Adviser/Consultant to international organizations - agencies including the U.N. University, UNDP-UNCTAD and the World Bank. He has written books on global politics and history, notably Rebuilding the Temple-Tradition and Change in Modern Asia, China After Mao- Death of Revolution and The Decline of Democracy. He has received several awards including the Toynbee Prize for Social Sciences, the Colombo Plan Award and Teaching Awards from NYU and the New School University. He is a frequent commentator on international media.
Recently, several big powers have become far more aggressive in their international policies. Is this indicative of a new era in world affairs?
Discuss whether positive developments can offset the explosive tendencies as the US, China, and Russia engage in political and economic conflict.