How does a West that believes in progress cope with instances of evil? How does it reconcile a belief in progress and the existence of suffering? How does it cope and restore hope? Barnett will present an argument linking the relationship between suffering and the creation of international institutions with a cosmopolitan ethos, which are intended to represent the West’s continued faith in progress. But for how long can the West continue to respond to suffering with hope? Has the West reached its end?
Drinks reception to follow the lecture.