Saturday evening October 20, 2018
19.00 - 20.30
with former Portuguese Minister for European Affairs
Some thinkers can look far into the future.
Bruno Macaes, former Portuguese Minister for European Affairs, traveled through 'Eurasia' along the new Silk Road via Kazakhstan to China and as a modern day Marco Polo, spoke to all influential groups in these countries.
His findings are shocking: West Europe is stepping down in power and prosperity and the center is clearly moving eastward.
We no longer doubt the withdrawal of the USA from Europe, as Trump makes this very clear after the events with Korea. Therefore, is it appropriate to ignore the still very much distrusted eastern neighbors of Russia and China, and also to the emerging powers on the silk route such as Iran and Kazakhstan?
Just another financial crisis and there will be much crying again. It might be better to have friends of different origins as just one block, such as eastern neighbors and few enemies, then we can go towards more directions.
Bruno Maçães gives a one-off deep glimpse into this emerging future, that is not fearful at all and perhaps even good for many countries.
Bruno Maçães was Minister for European Affairs in Portugal between 2013 and 2015. He currently works for Flint Global in London, a business advisory for large international companies.
Between late 2015 and early 2016, he traveled on the Silk Road to Beijing and, in this unorthodox journey, interacted with many characters: Chinese philosophers, Turkish radicals, Iranian artists and Russian Spies, and many locals of various origins.
The Dawn of Eurasia is the report of this very exciting journey. Bruno Maçães makes you smell this evening of the new world order.
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