A Global Think-in on the Past, Present, and Future of Attempts to “Govern the World”
October 8, 2014 · 1:30-3:30PM
Columbia University, The Heyman Center for the Humanities
- Mark Mazower, Ira D. Wallach Professor of History and Member, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
- Partha Chatterjee, Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies and Member, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
- Katharina Pistor, Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
“Rethinking Knowledge: Global Governance” addressed the past, present, and future of attempts to “govern the world” (Mark Mazower) from a variety of perspectives and at a number of scales. From taking stock of past and present efforts, to examining the assumptions built into the very premise, to speculating on the necessary reconfiguration of academic disciplines, this CGT Think-in aimed at a free flowing exchange in which the contours of the problem are sketched and possible models are tested. To facilitate this, the format contained two parts: a small, closed-door brainstorming lunch with invited participants, followed immediately by an open public discussion.
Directions to The Heyman Center.
With the support of The Heyman Center for the Humanities.
Part of the Global Think-in series: Rethinking Knowledge.