Global Governance and Diplomacy: World's Apart?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 4:00 PM
CIGI, 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Canada
Sep 9

“Global Governance and Diplomacy: World's Apart?” Free event, Free Parking.


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While diplomacy is a well-established topic for study, global governance is a relatively new arrival to the conceptual landscape of international relations. At first glance the two exist in separate worlds with little or no engagement between scholars of one or the other. At the most fundamental level, the absence of dialogue between diplomacy and governance derives from contrasting understandings of the nature of contemporary world politics, including the nature of globalization and the role of the state in the twenty-first century. Examining the relationship between these two concepts for the first time in a comprehensive manner, this book contains rich theoretical and case study analyses by noted academics and diplomatic practitioners.

Andrew F. Cooper is Associate Director and Distinguished Fellow at The Centre for International Governance Innovation and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He has authored and edited many books published internationally, including his most recent work Celebrity Diplomacy.

Brian Hocking is Professor of International Relations at Loughborough University, UK.

William Maley is Professor and Director of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University, Australia. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Russian Diplomatic Academy and a Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford University. His books include Rescuing Afghanistan and The Afghanistan Wars.


Event Speakers

A prolific author and authoritative voice in the study of global governance, Andrew F. Cooper is one of the longest-serving experts at CIGI, having joined the organization in 2002. Andrew’s recent research projects focus on national perspectives on the G8 and G20, unconventional diplomacy in areas such as celebrity activism and Caribbean offshore gambling, the interaction of globalization and regionalism in the Americas, and the changing hierarchy in world politics.