New Hansa. Cities in International Politics

MUF 2018
18 July

Despite recent slowdown in globalisation, global cities remain the vital hubs of financial, human, technological and cultural communication. Cities have the resources and ambition to influence the global agenda and often share more common ground with other cities than with their countries. On this ground, they go on to create city alliances, support global exchange, form national and international lobbies, and discuss the details of coordination mechanisms.

  • In what ways will the economic and political roles of cities evolve?
  • Which formats of collaboration do the cities employ at present?
  • Is it possible for cities to essentially change their role in global affairs?