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'Indigenous Chiefs, Regional Legislators, and Nation States: Who Rules the Arctic in the21st Century?' - Keynote Address by Tony Penikett, Former Premier of the Yukon

(PRPI) and GGI are pleased to invite you to a keynote lecture and discussion on Indigenous Chiefs, Regional Legislators, and Nation States: Who Rules the Arctic in the 21st century? at the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL, on 17 October 2017. The keynote address will be delivered by Tony Penikett, the former Premier of Yukon. He will be joined by Terzah Tippin Poe, Lecturer at Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, as Respondent, and Dr Dwayne Menezes, Director of Polar Research and Policy Initiative, as Chair. Tony will also launch his new book Hunting the Northern Character in which his lively account of clashes and accommodations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders not only tracks his footsteps in his hunt for a northern identity, but tells the story of an Arctic that the world does not yet know.

Starts: Oct 17, 2017 6:30:00 PM

Elements of a Theory of Global Politics: From the Holocaust to the Present Day - Prof David Held

The issues that increasingly dominate the 21 century cannot be solved by any single country, no matter how powerful. To manage the global economy, prevent runaway environmental destruction, reign-in nuclear proliferation, or confront other global challenges, we must cooperate. But our tools for global policy making - chiefly state-to-state negotiations over treaties and international institutions - have broken down. The result is gridlock. This lecture will explore the dynamics of gridlock and will ask whether we can find any pathways through it for policy reform and breakthroughs in managing global challenges.

Starts: Oct 31, 2017 6:15:00 PM

The Promise and Pitfalls of Collaborative Governance - Prof Ann Florini

Thousands of experiments are underway around the world in problem-solving via collaboration across government, business, and civil society. This path to peace and prosperity is now codified in the Paris climate accord and in the Sustainable Development Goals, which explicitly call for multi-stakeholder collaboration as key to implementation. Such collaboration is clearly essential, yet both theory and practice raise red flags that need to be addressed if the promise is to be realised.

Starts: Nov 14, 2017 6:15:00 PM

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