Undergraduate: Meeting on Global Governance with Pascal Lamy

April 29, 2014 · 11:00AM-12:00PM

Columbia University, Faculty House, Third Floor Reception Room

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

Pascal Lamy, speaker for the Global Thought Lecture on Global Governance and Future Challenges, will host a meeting with students of the undergraduate body to discuss the findings of the Oxford Martin Commission on future short-term and long-term strategies for governance and business in an increasingly globalized world.

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

Read the Executive Summary or the Full Report.

Learn more about the Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought here.