Brazil: surfing global trends -

Citizens and the future of governance in a polycentric world

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São Paulo, April 27 & 28, 2015

The Institute of International Relations of the University of São Paulo, in collaboration with the Global Governance Group GG10, will be hosting an international conference on “Brazil: surfing global trends – Citizens and the Future of Governance in a Polycentric World” on April 27-28, 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil.

The conference will feature a selection of top scholars and analysts from around the world analysing the impact of an increasingly polycentric and interconnected world on multilateralism and citizen rights. The conference will address the tension between inclusion and fragmentation in the fields of human rights, global governance, and the fight against global warming. Detailed attention will be given to the analysis of democracy, human rights, trade and to the response of the international community to security crises.

The two-day conference will feature contributions from Renato Janine Ribeiro, Mathew Burrows, Álvaro Vasconcelos, Pedro Dallari, Raffaele Marchetti, Flávia Piovesan, Luis Peral, Fábio Bechara, Leandro Piquet, Reginaldo Nasser, Feliciano Guimarães, Vera Thorstensen, Carlos Lopes, Bassma Kodmani, Atila Eralp, Jacques Marcovitch, Gerald Stang, Qian Liwei and Gelson da Fonseca.

Conference sections:

  • Democracy: advances or setbacks?
  • The Polycentric World: Between Multilateralism and Fragmentation
  • Indicators for the Future I: Polycentrism, International Trade and Development
  • Indicators for the Future II: Polycentrism and International Security
  • Indicators for the Future III: Polycentrism and Climate Change
  • Indicators for the Future IV: Participation Requirements for Governance Challenges
  • Indicators for the Future V: Diffusion of Power and Citizen Security
  • New Players for New Global Governance: New Forms of Multilateralism
  • Concluding Debate: Elements of Inclusive Governance in 2030

Full details are available here:

Brazil: surfing global trends – Citizens and the future of governance in a polycentric world

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 The Challenges of Inclusive Multilateralism

 

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This report from the Global Governance Group 10 analyses a world in transition from unipolarity to polycentrism with a greater multiplicity of actors, from states to civil society organisations, private actors, networks, and regional cooperation groups, playing an important role in shaping the future of citizens around the world. A global middle class is demanding a more effective multilateral system to deal with a number of perceived global challenges but in a polycentric world there are both opportunities for greater effectiveness and a danger of fragmentation. The objective of this GG10 report is to start a process of monitoring the adaptation of international institutions to the new realities of power. To do so, the report looks at how global governance institutions are responding to global challenges, in particular those of political participation and of development with dignity in a context of climate change and scarcity. The report places the citizens and their aspirations at the heart of the analysis and it is with this perspective that we monitor the challenges of security with emphasis on the application of the principle of responsibility to protect.

The major ambition of this Report is to contribute to a more effective and inclusive multilateral system, and this ambition is reflected in the composition of the group…Download full report (PDF)

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Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback? – Launch for new edited volume by Mat Burrows & Maria J. Stephan

Mathew Burrows, GG10 Member and Director of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, and Maria J. Stephan, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Strategic Foresight Initiative, are publishing a new edited volume, Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback? The volume brings together leading

“A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks” – new report for the G7

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“The Politics of Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: TTIP in a Globalized World” – new volume co-edited by Mario Telo

Mario Telò, GG10 member and Professor of European Institutions and International Relations at Université libre de Bruxelles, has just published a new volume, The Politics of Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: TTIP in a Globalized World, co-edited with Jean-Frédéric Morin, Tereza Novotná and

“Economic Coalition of the Willing: The OECD Reinvents Itself” – new Foreign Affairs article by Stewart Patrick and Naomi Egel

Stewart Patrick, GG10 member and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, has co-authored a new article with Naomi Egel on the adaptation of a key Western institution, the OECD, to changing

“The UN Security Council should be reformed to reflect the perspectives of India and other emerging powers” – interview with Radha Kumar

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“How UN Members Want to Bypass a Security Council Veto” – a new article by Stewart Patrick

Stewart Patrick, GG10 member and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, has published a new article on how proposals from France and Brazil have reopened a much-needed discussion on how to

The Tower of Babel and its Enemies – New Article by Álvaro Vasconcelos

Álvaro Vasconcelos, GG10 Steering Committee Coordinator and Director of Projects with the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI), has just published a new article in Lebanon’s Daily Star: ‘The Tower of Babel and its Enemies’ on the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

Power Shifts in International Law: Structural Realignment and Substantive Pluralism – speech at Duke Law by William Burke-White

William Burke-White, GG10 member and Deputy Dean of University of Pennsylvania Law School, spoke at Duke Law School this week on the implications of the rise of the BRICs and the shift in global power for international law. “While international lawyers have

Interview on ANI television with Radha Kumar on Security Concerns In Afghanistan

Radha Kumar, GG10 Secretariat Coordinator 2013-2014 and Director-General of the Delhi Policy Group was interviewed by ANI News on Jan 18, 2015 about the security situation in Afghanistan. The full video can be seen on ANI here.    

Stewart Patrick: Limiting the Veto in Cases of Mass Atrocities: Is the Proposed Code of Conduct Workable?

Stewart Patrick, GG10 member and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, spoke at the Sciences Po/PSIA conference on “Regulating the Use of Veto at the UN Security Council in Case of Mass Atrocities.”

    GG10 Members

    mb_smallMathew Burrows
    Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council

    wbw_smallWilliam Burke-White
    Deputy Dean and Professor of Law at University of Pennsylvania Law School

    ae_smallAtila Eralp
    Director, International Policy Reseach Institute at Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey

    gf_smallGelson Fonseca
    Former Brazilian Ambassador to the United Nations

    rk_smallRadha Kumar
    Director General, Delhi Policy Group

     

    Marina V. Larionova
    Head of International Organizations Research Institute, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

    cl_smallCarlos Lopes
    Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

    lp_smallLuis Peral
    Senior Analyst - Global and Strategic Affairs, Club de Madrid

    mag_smallMarco Aurelio Garcia
    Foreign Policy Advisor to the Brazilian President

    sp_smallStewart Patrick
    Director of International Institutions and Global Governance at the Council of Foreign Relations

    mjr_smallMaria João Rodrigues
    Member of European Parliament

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    Gerald Stang
    Senior Associate Analyst, EU Institute of Security Studies 

     

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    Mario Telò
    Vice President, Institute for European Studies, Université libre de Bruxelles

    advÁlvaro de Vasconcelos
    Coordinator, GG10 Steering Committee, former Director, EU Institute for Security Studies

    mwvMakarim Wibisono
    UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories

    hj_smallHoda-Youssef
    Economic analyst 
    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    zl_smallZhu Liqun
    Vice President, China Foreign Affairs University

     

    Feng Zhongping

    Feng Zhongping
    Assistant President, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations