Gideon Rachman in Suit

Easternisation – Is Asia’s Rise the West’s Decline?

The Bertelsmann Stiftung invites you to a public lecture by the Asia expert and bestselling author, Gideon Rachman, as part of the "Asia-Pacific Week Berlin 2019":

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019
from 18:00 – 20:00

followed by a reception at the Bertelsmann Premises

Unter den Linden 1
10117 Berlin

Foto Anika Sina Laudien
Anika Sina Laudien
Project Manager

A new era of global instability has begun in which the global power structure is shifting from west to east. Asia's growing wealth shifts the international balance of power. The shift to the east is changing the lives of people around the world, shaping the fate of nations and influencing the big issues of war and peace.

Thank you for your interest in our event

Asia Briefing with Gideon Rachman.


We ask that you register for the event by 05/07/2019.

The British Journalist Gideon Rachman coined the term "Easternisation" for this development. He offers a roadmap for the turbulent process that will shape the 21st century. On 14 May, he will discuss his theses with us in Berlin.

Gideon Rachman is chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times and one of the most renowned experts on international politics. Prior to joining the Financial Times in 2006, Rachman spent 15 years with The Economist, where he served as a correspondent in Brussels, Washington DC and Bangkok. The British journalist is best known for winning the Orwell Prize for political writing in 2016, the same year he published the book "Easternisation - War and Peace in the Asian Century".

The talk and the discussion will be held in English. Following the event, we would like to invite you for a reception.