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Jason Pack and Dr. Svet Derderyan return to Vail Symposium 

The cover of Jason Pack's "Libya and the Global Enduring Disorder."
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  • What: The Enduring Disorder: Ukraine, Libya and the Struggle for Global Leadership
  • When: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Vail Interfaith Chapel
  • More information: Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Please visit VailSymposium.org for more information.

If you’ve been following the news, the world seems to have gone directly from a U.S.-led, international system to a pause in global order. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. at Vail Interfaith Chapel, Jason Pack joins in conversation with Dr. Svet Derderyan to discuss this interregnum, focusing on current hotspots including Ukraine.  

“We’re pleased to kick off our winter season with this opportune and compelling geopolitical program,” said Kris Sabel, the executive director of Vail Symposium. “Pack’s recent book, ‘Libya and The Global Disorder,’ is a timely reminder of how aspects of today’s era of global disorder exacerbate governmental dysfunction, encourage rampant corruption and provide impunity for human rights abusers.”

In order to examine the collective action failures typical of our new geopolitics, Pack presents the Libya and Ukraine conflicts as ideal microcosms. He sees the rise of neo-populism throughout the democratic world as connected to this “enduring disorder.” Expanding on the discoveries of his core research on Libya, he will discuss how the West’s response to the Ukraine crisis highlights where today’s geopolitics seems to be headed, bringing into sharp focus the need for a Western-led, rules-based global order and institutions like NATO.

In this program, Pack will examine the current state of the world and American policy towards key geostrategic hotspots framed in light of Pack’s “Enduring Disorder” concept.

Pack is the senior analyst for Emerging Challenges at the NATO Defense College Foundation; author of “Libya and the Global Enduring Disorder” (Oxford University Press); associate fellow at the Henry Jackson Society; director of the NATO & THE GLOBAL ENDURING DISORDER project and president of Libya-Analysis LLC.

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Derderyan is a professor of instruction in political science at the University of Colorado Boulder and an adjunct assistant professor at University of Denver. He grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria, and moved to the United States as a teenager for college. His research focuses broadly on global anti-corruption, the role of international organizations in democratization, and foreign direct investment and economic development.

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