Roundtable Meeting with
Prof. Rawi Abdelal,
Director of Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
and Professor of International Management at Harvard University
November 19, 2018
On November 19, 2018, Prof. Rawi Abdelal, Professor of International Management at Harvard Business School and Director of Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, addressed GRF members at a roundtable meeting. Giving a speech on the erosion of multilateralism and the current US approach to the global system, Prof. Abdelal explained that the world is going through a period of backlash against globalization. Linking this backlash to a combination of historical cycles like great power transition, increased flow of people and rise of income inequality, Prof. Abdelal stated that the global order is experiencing a shift from the principles of multilateralism to a more bargain-driven bilateral structure. Following his speech, Prof. Abdelal answered the participants’ questions.