Pascal Lamy: Global Governance and Future Challenges

The Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought and the World Leaders Forum invite undergraduates to participate in this special, three-part program with Pascal Lamy. 

Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization and Honorary President of Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, will visit Columbia to discuss the findings of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, which gathered 19 international leaders from government, business and civil society to address the growing short-term preoccupations of modern politics and business and identify ways of overcoming today’s gridlock in key international negotiations.

Undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in a small workshop with Professor José Antonio Ocampo and a closed-door meeting with Mr. Lamy, and to attend the World Leaders Forum eventGlobal Governance and Future Challenges: Lessons from the Oxford Martin Commission.

Registered students are expected to attend all three events, and to read the Oxford Martin Commission Report: Now for the Long Term in advance of the discussions

REGISTER HERE

Space is limited for these events and open only to Columbia University undergraduate students. 

2:00-3:00 PM, Friday, April 18, 603 Hamilton

Workshop on the Future of Global Governance

  • José Antonio Ocampo, Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs and Member of the Committee on Global Thought

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM,  Tuesday, April 29, Faculty House

Meeting on Global Governance

  • Pascal Lamy, Honorary President of Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute and former Director-General of the World Trade Organization

4:00-6:00 PM, Tuesday, April 29, Low Library Rotunda

Global Governance and Future Challenges: Lessons from the Oxford Martin Commission

The Second Annual Global Thought Lecture

  • Pascal Lamy, Honorary President of Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute and former Director-General of the World Trade Organization
  • Moderator: José Antonio Ocampo, Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs and Member of the Committee on Global Thought
  • Introduction: Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University

More information on the lecture, and the Oxford Martin Commission on Future Generations available here.

Presented by the Committee on Global Thought and the World Leaders Forum

World Leaders Forum and Undergraduates

With the World Leaders Forum, Columbia has a rich tradition of bringing heads of state and other leaders to campus to explore the large economic, political, and social questions of our time. Now, undergraduates can join that conversation through workshops and meetings that will deepen their understanding of global issues.

At these events, students will have the opportunity to discuss the most acute issues facing their generation, including climate change, economic inequality and corporate practices, with the policymakers and thinkers who make decisions that matter. In doing so, undergraduates can become more globally conscious citizens, and part of a more Global Columbia.