Adam Tooze | World Economic Forum | December 17, 2020
- Panellists at a session on Rebuilding and Recovering from 2020 were split between being optimistic and cautious about tackling the challenges ahead.
- They discussed the impact of Brexit, how Europe has fared in 2020, the future for international relations under a Biden presidency – and how action on climate change might affect the China-US dynamic.
As 2020 draws to a close, there are reasons to be optimistic about the global effort to tackle today’s most pressing issues.
Our Great Reset call on 16 December looked at how we build on this momentum to seek multilateral solutions to the economic, health and societal challenges the world has faced over the past year.
Not all panellists were equally optimistic as they discussed the impact of Brexit, how the EU has fared in 2020, the future for international relations under a Biden presidency – and how action on climate change might affect the China-US dynamic.
Taking part were: Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist at Mildstorm Group; George Osborne, Editor at Evening Standard and former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer; Adam Tooze, Director, European Institute at Columbia University; Tammy Tam, Editor-in-Chief at South China Morning Post; Vali R. Nasr, Professor of International Relations at Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University.