Emerging Superpowers: Influence and Supremacy in the 21st Century

The landscape of world power has evolved dramatically since the end of the cold war. What nations are considered “up and comers” in the 21st century? What are the key elements in the making of a current “superpower”? In addition to military power, nuclear capabilities and forms of government, how will population, human rights, education, religion and culture factor into the equation? Michael McFaul, William Perry, Stephen Stedman address these questions and discuss the role of the U.S., as well as implications to our international security, relations, and policies. Robert Joss, Stanford Graduate School of Business dean, moderates.