De-Globalisation and Sino-US Conflict: Causes and Implications

Saturday 24th August 2019, Singapore Campus


The US-China conflict and what it means for doing business

Tensions and turbulent shifts in trade policy, economic power and geopolitics are creating new uncertainties for business organisations. The last 30 years provided a stable rules-based framework, globalisation opened up many new markets for trade and investment, and multinational corporations built globally integrated supply chains. Today, we see the United States struggling to maintain supremacy, China rising, resurgent nationalism across the globe, and the democratic model losing its sheen.

HE Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Singapore, noted at a recent INSEAD Forum, “that we are all being untethered from our moorings. It is no longer a case of history moving forward in linear fashion. We are entering an unpredictable world where we will all have to reckon with finding strategies that enable us to prosper in different sets of circumstances, different markets and different environments.” The challenge for corporate leaders is to be aware of impacts beyond our direct control.

This means that business leaders, investors and consultants cannot continue ‘business as usual’ and ignore the shift in paradigm in the global order, but have to develop a new ability: the ability to understand, assess and navigate the shifting political and economic eco-system and its evolving opportunities and risks.

The purpose of this one day crash course in international political analysis is to help you develop this ability.

Key Benefits


This one-day Pop Up programme exclusively for INSEAD Alumni is an instant injection of expert knowledge and insight. You will gain an instant understanding of the trends shaping the international order, what to expect and how to predict the future relationship between the US and China.

  • Gain an understanding why we are experiencing de-globalisation
  • Learn how to predict whether and how globalisation will return
  • Understand how to analyse and predict the future relationship between China and the United States

Participant Profile


The programme De-Globalisation and Sino-US Conflict: Causes and Implications is designed for anyone interested in understanding international politics or doing international business. It is ideal for those with roles in:

  • Senior management of global companies
  • Business development and strategy
  • Investment firms
  • Private investors
  • Entrepreneurs

Programme Content





Superpower Conflict


Trade Conflict


Future World Order

Date and Fee

Date and LocationLengthFee

Saturday 24th August 2019, Singapore Campus

From 8.30am to 6pm

  • SGD 680 for members of an INSEAD Alumni Association
  • SGD 890 for non-members and guests



Michael Witt

Affiliate Professor of Strategy and International Business

Professor Witt teaches and researches international business at INSEAD and is an Associate in Research at Harvard's Reischauer Institute. He is primarily based in Singapore.

His research and teaching focuses on international differences in business and management, how these differences affect firms, and how firms should respond and adapt.

Professor Witt holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University and an A.B. from Stanford University. He has lived in China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the United States.

Read Professor Witt's Profile



Contact us and Registration


For further information about De-Globalisation and Sino-US Conflict: Causes and Implications, please contact the INSEAD Lifelong Learning team at [email protected] or register your attendance using the below link.


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