2014 Global Thought Lecture & World Leaders Forum
Pascal Lamy: Global Governance and Future Challenges: Lessons from the Oxford Martin Commission
April 29, 2014 · 4-5:30PM
Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
- Pascal Lamy, Honorary President of Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute and former Director-General of the World Trade Organization
- Welcome: Vishakha N. Desai, Special Advisor for Global Affairs and Member of the Committee on Global Thought
- Introduction: Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University
- Respondent: Richard G. Parker, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology and Member of the Committee on Global Thought
- Moderator: Jose Antonio Ocampo, Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs and Member of the Committee on Global Thought
The ability to address today’s global challenges is undermined by the absence of a collective vision for society. We urge leaders to establish shared global values to protect the prospects for future generations. – Pascal Lamy
The Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations 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. Chaired by Pascal Lamy, the former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, the Commission’s report, “Now for the Long Term,” is the product of a year-long process and debate on the successes and failures in addressing global challenges over recent decades. Released in October 2013, it calls for a radical shake-up in politics and business to embed long-term thinking and provides practical recommendations for action in order to create a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future.
We are delighted to host the Commission’s chair, Pascal Lamy, who will share the key findings of the Commission and discuss their implications for policy making at the national and international level.