Professor Heng Wang spoke at the Australian National University Crawford Leadership Forum (ACLF)

Tue 28 September 2021

By Hanna Jez


Professor Heng Wang was invited to speak at Australian National University (ANU) Crawford Leadership Forum (ACLF) titled ‘Global realities, domestic choices: How to renew a damaged world.’ The 2021 ACLF was held over two days, the 6-7th of September. Professor Heng Wang spoke on the second day in the panel titled ‘Repairing multilateralism and rules-based order’ alongside panelists Thomas Wright (Director, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institute), Caroline Millar (Deputy Secretary, National Security and International policy, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet), Sarah Teo (Research Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), and chair Melissa Conley-Tyler (Program Lead, The Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue (AP4D)).

This panel explored the rules-based order and what means in 2021. It asked all the questions - Will a new internationalist President in the United States drive renewal in the multilateral system? Or are the fractures in rules-based order created by major power competition and nationalism and populism too deep to repair? If repair is not possible, can the system be re-invented? Are there new forms of multilateralism that can help manage our major global challenges?

The program of the event can be found on the Australian National University website.

The ANU Crawford Leadership Forum has entered its eighth year and is “the premier leadership event of its kind in Australia.” It attracts distinguished Australian and international leaders from business, the public sector, and the research community.

Professor Wang’s research may be found at ResearchGate, SSRN, Twitter @HengWANG_law, and LinkedIn.