Panel 2 – Beyond Allies and Enemies: Non-Aligned Actors in World Politics
Shifts in global and regional balances of power have fostered a more complex environment, granting an expanding number of actors the capacity to wield varying degrees of influence. Existing international institutions have adapted to new realities as rising powers continue to gain prominence with the expansion of organisations such as the BRICS. This panel explores the impact of increasing multipolarity on the global environment, in a context where certain states require change in the rules-based order, some more assertively than others, while other actors act outside of its formal bodies to secure their own interests. This panel discusses an often-neglected aspect of world politics: the resurgence of non-alignment, motivations behind this phenomenon, and strategic implications for Canada.
Chair: Jonathan Paquin, Network Co-Director and Full Professor, Laval University
– Marion Laurence, Assistant Professor, Canadian Forces College
– Jean Daudelin, Associate Professor, Carleton University
– Emmanuelle Rousseau, PhD Candidate, Université de Montréal
– Amélie Chalivet, PhD Student, UQAM