About the Joint Center for Advanced Studies "Worldmaking from a Global Perspective: A Dialogue with China"
Debates on a deep global crisis, even the decline of the current world order have become widespread in many societies. In the search for causes of the supposed erosion processes of the international system, global shifts in economic and political power relations play a central role, in particular China’s rapidly growing importance.
Other global changes going hand in hand with such power shifts encompass the rise of nationalist movements in many societies, as well as fractions in important international organizations. At the same time, challenges such as the environmental crisis, with global warming and the extinction of species threatening our concrete living environments, issues of social inequality and world health further contribute to this sense of crisis.