Workshop on the Future of Global Governance

April 18, 2014 · 2:00-3:00PM

Columbia University, Hamilton Hall, Room 603

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

José Antonio Ocampo, moderator for the Global Thought Lecture on Global Governance and Future Challenges, will lead a workshop open to undergraduates to discuss the findings of the Oxford Martin Commission and short-term and long-term strategies for governance moving forward 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.