ROUNDTABLE PANEL Co-Sponsored by The Policy Research Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada & the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) The emergence of new global challenges and actors is questioning the post-World War II multilateral system. Calls are multiplying to close the geopolitical and democratic gaps that are impeding the further development of international governance. At the same time, there is growing concern that membership enlargement and inclusive consultation mechanisms will inevitably dilute some countries' voice in the world, including countries that have traditionally played a "middle power" role.
In Episode 12, CIGI Executive Director Tom Bernes outlines the causes of the 'Great Recession,' evaluates the response from the G20, and describes the challenges facing the global economy moving forward.
In episode 11, Emmanuel Adler, Professor of international relations at the University of Toronto, discusses the current state of global order, and its historical and philosophical underpinnings. He goes on to explain the steps that need to be taken to craft more durable, and sustainable, global governance structures in the future.
In episode 10, CIGI Chair Rianne Mahon discusses an oft-ignored area of international governance - comparative social policy. In her research, Mahon finds some surprising results between health and child care coverage in different countries, and goes on to contemplate what a coherent global social policy should look like.
Globalization is a 1980s concept with negative implications for modernity, economic and environmental sustainability, and human security, in the view of panelists who participated in a public event at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) on March 9.
In episode nine, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Jorge Heine talks about his recent co-edited book, "The Dark Side of Globalization." Published by the UN University Press in cooperation with CIGI, this new book asks how governments, international organizations and civil society can mute the baleful effects of globalization while maximizing the beneficial consequences.
In episode eight - a special edition of the podcast series taped with a live audience - CIGI Distinguished Fellow Louise Fréchette assesses the past, present and future of the United Nations, through the lens of her experience as the organization's first Under-Secretary General.