Conference 2019: Hidden Strings - Behind the Scenes of World Politics


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About this event

Conference Committee 2018-2019
Date and time
Apr 30, 2019 09:00 - 18:00
Best Western Plus Hotel Groningen Plaza

Today’s world of global politics is formed by a web of complex structures and relationships. Economic, legal, strategic and cultural interests are heavily intertwined with politics on a global level. Policy making has moved beyond the realm of politicians and media and is now influenced by a wide variety of actors. As the complexity of our world increases, it becomes more difficult to retain an overview over the forces behind the processes of political decision making. Conflicts concerning diplomacy, environmental concerns, lobbyism, security, rivalry and resources make up an immense part of today’s international relations. However, those influences are located mostly behind the scenes, being hardly visible. 

During this year’s Clio Conference we will shed light on these influences, which appear like strings forming a complex, inscrutable web. 

The Clio Conference 2019 offers you the unique opportunity to look behind this curtain, acquire insider information on the puzzle of global politics and take home memorable insights into a normally hidden world. Speakers from different fields and national backgrounds will spark compelling thoughts throughout the day. We are looking forward to interesting plenary lectures, engaging workshops and an interactive debate. 

We are looking forward to welcome you to the Conference on the 30th of April 2019 at the Best Western Plus Hotel Groningen Plaza. 

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