October 8, 2014
Common Room, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University
- Partha Chatterjee, Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, and Member of the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University.
- Mark Mazower, Ira D. Wallach Professor of History, and Member of the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University.
- Katharina Pistor, Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia Law School.
- Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, and Member of the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University.
“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 aims at a free flowing exchange in which the contours of the problem are sketched and possible models are tested. To facilitate this, the format contains two parts: a small, closed-door brainstorming lunch with invited participants, followed immediately by an open public discussion.