Disrupting the Established Order: Rise of the Global South

The panel “Disrupting the Established Order: Rise of the Global South” discussed issues surrounding the established current world order and explored the new emerging players in the international arena that have the potential to change and shift the power dynamics. In the current international world order, countries use their respective economic powers to pursue their geopolitical objectives. Western powers have been dominant players in this game as they have historically used their economic might to set the rules of international institutions and have forced other countries to follow those rules. Adnan Nawaz, the moderator of the session, laid down questions about the rise of new powers in the world order and the leadership struggle that is being witnessed. In recent decades, the international world order has experienced significant economic shifts. Countries from the Global South have become significant drivers of global economic growth and are expected to collectively out-pace the economic power of the Global North in the coming decades.