2014 Plenary 1: The Next Last Great War: The Next Battle for Modernity

In the context of reviewing the historic and defining wars of the past century, panelists pursued a vibrant discussion on the current trajectory of modernity; what that means in terms of democracy, who wants it, and how to get it. Current political and ideological movements in the Middle East, Russia, and China were at the crux of the exchange between the panelists. Panelists also considered how political and theological ideologies transcend the borders of nation states and impact how democracy and modernity can develop within these borders.