Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century

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Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century

Global online event
Friday 18 September 2020
12:00 pm – 1:20 pm EDT; 18:00 - 19:20 CEST
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Part of the UN75 Global Governance Forum Virtual Event 16-18 September 2020

Session overview

Is there any hope for those who despair at the state of the world and the powerlessness of governments to find a way forward? Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century provides ambitious but reasonable proposals to give our globalized world the institutions of international governance necessary to address effectively the catastrophic risks facing humanity that are beyond national control. Principles of sensible governance that exist in well-governed national systems should be further extended to the international sphere: sound and functional rule of law, legislation in the common interest, an effective executive branch to implement such legislation, and deliberative / participatory decision-making. The best protection is unified collective action, based on shared values, respect for diversity and national autonomy, to implement widely accepted international principles to advance universal human prosperity and well-being. This session will examine the future of global governance against the background of the most pronounced economic crisis since the Great Depression brought about by COVID-19, growing evidence of accelerating climate change and what this all means for the role of international cooperation in helping us address these global risks.


12:00 – 12:20 PM: Welcome
• Opening Remarks: Amanda Ellis, Director of Global Partnerships, ASU Global Futures Laboratory
• Setting the Stage: The United Nations at 75: Fabrizio Hochschild, United Nations Under Secretary-General

12:20 – 12:40 PM: Book presentation
Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century
Augusto Lopez-Claros, Chair, Global Governance Forum, former Director, Global Indicators Group at the World Bank Group
Maja Groff, International lawyer, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Global Governance and Global Affairs, Leiden University College
Arthur Dahl, President International Environment Forum, former Deputy Assistant Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

12:40 – 13:20 PM: Panel discussion: Global Governance in the 21st Century
Joseph Baratta, Historian, author of The Politics of World Federation (2004)
Maxine Burkett, Professor of Law, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii
Maria Ivanova, Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Robert Rotberg, author of On Governance, Harvard Kennedy School
Hon Judge Mark Wolf, Senior United States District Judge, Chair, Integrity Initiatives International


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Last updated 11 September 2020