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Weak States and Global Threats: What Are the Connections?

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Particularly since 9/11, it has been commonplace to assert that the main threats to the United States and the world community emanate less from great powers than from weak and failing states. Yet surprisingly little empirical research has investigated the precise connections between weak governance in the developing world and today’s main transnational threats.  Please join author Stewart Patrick, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, who will summarize the arguments of his forthcoming book, Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security (Oxford University Press). 

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To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.