Manu Bhagavan Raisina Files Article Title

“[I]n the interwar period of the twentieth century, malicious actors stoked fears and resentments to turn latent hostilities into visceral ones. Then, as now, an imperfect tapestry of international agreements loosely stitched together by idealists gradually came apart at the seams. The ensuing carnage remains the worst the world has ever seen. Now, once again, we stand watching as the fragile postwar order unravels around us. Can we learn from our past mistakes in time to address the weaknesses of the liberal international order, and to create more sustainable and just systems to manage global relations for the future?”

Manu Bhagavan, Professor of History and Human Rights, Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, is featured in Raisina Files 2018 with an article entitled “Minority Report: Illiberalism, Intolerance, and the Threat to International Society” (p.42). In his article Professor Bhagavan examines racial tension and political shifts in the U.S. and abroad, and considers the status and treatment of minorities around the world.

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The Raisina Dialogue is a multilateral conference committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community. Every year, global leaders in policy, business, media and civil society are hosted in New Delhi to discuss cooperation on a wide range of pertinent international policy matters. The Dialogue is structured as a multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral discussion, involving heads of state, cabinet ministers and local government officials, as well as major private sector executives, members of the media and academics. The conference is hosted by the Observer Research Foundation in collaboration with the Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs.

Raisina Files, an annual ORF publication, is a collection of essays published and disseminated at the time of the Raisina Dialogue. It strives to engage and provoke readers on key contemporary questions and situations that will implicate the world and India in the coming years.