Can the World Be Governed? Possibilities for Effective Multilateralism

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 4:00 PM
Brookings Institution, Saul and Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., Washington DC, USA
Sep 10

Panel featuring speakers Alan Alexandroff, William Antholis, Richard Rosecrance and moderator Johannes Linn

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As the global economic and power structures have shifted in recent years, calls for reform of global institutions and governance mechanisms have increased.  From the recent collapse of the World Trade Organization's Doha round of trade talks to calls for enlarging the Group of Eight, the international governance system continues to be challenged.  Is reform of current international organizations and processes possible and if so, what are the best options for effective reform?

On September 10, Brookings hosts the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a Canada-based think tank, for a discussion of these issues as analyzed in their recent volume "Can the World Be Governed? Possibilities for Effective Multilateralism."  Panelists include: Alan S. Alexandroff, senior fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation; William Antholis, managing director, Brookings; and Richard Rosecrance, adjunct lecturer, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard.  Johannes Linn, executive director and senior fellow, Wolfensohn Center for Development at Brookings, will moderate the discussion.  A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion.  A reception will follow the briefing.

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