World-renowned experts meet in York to discuss elections

International speakers will reflect on a year of elections at a special event in York.

The free public event ‘2024: A new world order?’ is organised by the York Festival of Ideas.

Held at the Ron Cooke Hub, University of York, on Sunday 9 June it will examine topics including the implications of the recent Trump criminal conviction, and what a Trump victory would mean for Ukraine and the future of NATO.

And as polling continues to predict a change of government in the UK after the General Election on 4 July, what geopolitical challenges might any new UK government face?

The event is presented in collaboration with the Morrell Centre for Legal and Political Philosophy. The centre’s Director Matt Matravers said: “In 2024, more than half the world’s population will go to the polls. We’ll be asking what these elections could mean for the world order and global security.

“As we head towards a General Election in the UK, the sessions will offer a chance to reflect on key issues including the potential impacts of existing and emerging technologies on election results.”

You can find out more about the York Festival Of Ideas here.