The year 2014 has been a momentous one for the world. The Russian invasion of Crimea, the rise of the Islamic State, the continuation of civil war and sectarian strife in Syria and Iraq, the growing popularity of nationalist parties in Europe, and a historic China-Russia gas deal are just some of the highlights. China is an emerging world power with significant resources and an interest in maintaining global stability. But what role will Beijing play on the international stage?

Leveraging its global network of scholars and expertise and bringing together experts from across Europe, China, and the United States, the second annual Carnegie Global Dialogue will attempt to answer this question. Panelists will discuss the contributions that China and the broader international community can make to global stability, with an emphasis on regions of the world where instability is most acute.