Hilton Root

Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, King's College London - Public Policy

Dr. Hilton L. Root is Fulbright Senior Distinguished Chair in the Social Sciences at King’s College London and Professor of Public Policy at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government. He has held academic appointments at the UIBE (Beijing), Caltech, University of Penn, and Stanford University. He has authored more than 200 publications and ten books. His most recent book Network Origins of the Global Economy: East vs. West in a Complex Systems Perspective is published by Cambridge University Press (2020). He will be exploring the triangular relationship between the US, the UK, and China that has been increasingly rancorous with the trade war, disputes over South China Sea, China’s “wolf warrior diplomacy”, and most recently, Covid-19. Is a new Cold War at our doorstep? He will delve into the historical legacies, cultural divergence, ideological differences, and institutional distinctions that are lying underneath these confrontations.