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Global Events Forecast - February 2018

Every month, the Global Governance Institute (GGI) compiles a list of upcoming international events that have some implications for its work. Here is a compilation of global meetings and events coming up in February 2018. 

Published: Feb 2, 2018 3:07:24 PM

New Routledge Major Works Collection on Global Governance Edited by the GGI Directorship

Global Governance II is a new title in Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Political Science series. The four-volume collection, edited by David Coen and Tom Pegram, takes stock of recent developments in scholarship on what we understand as 'global governance', an area of research that has experienced dramatic growth in recent years. 

Published: Jan 16, 2018 4:41:10 PM

Trade Policy Futures seminar series to continue in 2018

During 2017, Lauge Poulsen, GGI Director for Global Economy and Stephen Adams, Global Counsel Senior Director, initiated and chaired the UCL’s Trade Policy Futures seminar series. Over the course of 12 seminars, participants from across Whitehall departments met with leading experts and trade policy practitioners to discuss technical aspects of future UK trade policy after Brexit.

Published: Jan 4, 2018 12:35:42 PM

Launch of the UK Network on the Prohibition of Torture

On 2 November 2017, the UCL Global Governance Institute, the UCL Institute of the Americas, UCL Laws and the Centre for Human Rights Law at SOAS jointly hosted the inaugural workshop of the 'UK Network on the Prohibition of Torture.' The Network aims to become a key platform for fostering cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral exchange and collaboration between different actors working on the subject of the torture prohibition.

Published: Dec 20, 2017 3:27:35 PM

GGI Annual Report 2016-2017

The GGI has consolidated its operations and profile in 2016-17, establishing itself as a key centre for global governance scholarship and practice in London, the UK and internationally. Over the course of the year, we were fortunate to be joined by some of the most prominent scholars and practitioners in the field. The GGI is also at the forefront of a new generation of global governance research, encouraging debate and collaboration across disciplines and issue areas with the aim of devising global public policy interventions that actually work.

Published: Dec 18, 2017 3:39:00 PM

Tom Pegram is awarded BA Small Grant

Dr Tom Pegram, GGI Deputy Director, has been awarded a British Academy Small Grant and will start working on his new research project 'Who Guards the Guardians? Global Monitoring, Performance Assessment and Human Rights Policy Change', in October 2017.

Published: Sep 18, 2017 10:48:07 AM

Climate Change: Mark Maslin interviews Al Gore

In 2006, Al Gore’s documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth' sparked a global conversation on the climate crisis. More than a decade later, the sequel 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' looks back at the developments that have occurred since then, including the accelerated retreat of the ice caps, the increased frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events, and the signing of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Mark Maslin, Professor of Climatology at UCL and member of the GGI Academic Advisory Board, spoke with Al Gore about his new film, already existing solutions to climate change and the need to fix democracy in order to fix the climate crisis. 

Published: Aug 21, 2017 2:08:03 PM

Ilan Kelman publishes book: 'Arcticness: Power and Voice from the North'

Ilan Kelman, GGI Research Thematic Director for Global Environmental Sustainability, has published a book questioning views of Arctic exploitation as a consequence of climate change and globalization, and promoting the views and interests of the people living in the region: 'Arctiness: Power and Voice from the North'.

Published: Aug 16, 2017 9:58:35 AM

Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance 2018: Call for Papers

The 5th edition of the Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance (BCN-WGG) will take place from 11 to 12 January 2018 in Barcelona. Organised by GGI partners ESADEgeo (ESADE Business School’s Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics) and IBEI (Barcelona Institute of International Studies), the workshop will bring together scholars from international relations, law, sociology, anthropology, political theory, public administration and history to discuss global governance from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Published: May 31, 2017 5:09:04 PM

Workshop on "Private Sector Roles in Development and Governance in the Global South" - UCL-French Embassy Collaboration

On 15 June 2017, the UCL Global Governance Institute (GGI), in collaboration with the UCL Development Planning Unit (DPU), will host an international workshop on "Private Sector Roles in Development and Governance in the Global South". The workshop forms part of an events series organised jointly with the French Embassy under the auspices of the long-established relationship between the French Embassy’s Science and Technology Department and UCL Grand Challenges.

Published: May 4, 2017 5:02:07 PM

GGI Annual Report 2015-2016

The GGI has established itself as a leading research platform on global governance and a distinctive venue for public policy dialogue. In 2015-16, our workshops and events have brought together leading scholars and policy experts, including for a major international symposium on ‘Situating Global Governance Scholarship’. Our public lecture series has featured prominent policy-makers, such as Baroness Catherine Ashton or Elizabeth Dibble, as well as outstanding critical thinkers on global governance, such as Jack Donnelly, David Kennedy and Saskia Sassen.

Published: Apr 20, 2017 2:28:55 PM

New GGI Policy Brief on Climate Change Loss and Damage

What is climate change loss and damage? Why is it such a contentious issue? And how can it best be addressed? A new Global Governance Institute (GGI) Policy Brief looks at how discussions on loss and damage have evolved over time, unpacking the competing interpretations that have been attached to the concept. It also explores alternative framings, opportunities for compromise and practical ways forward, both within and outside the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Published: Mar 30, 2017 10:54:13 AM

New Workshop Report: Climate Governance after the Paris Agreement

Following years of deadlock, the Paris Agreement adopted in December 2015 marks a dramatic breakthrough in multilateral climate negotiation. It has been widely celebrated as an innovative approach to global cooperation, combining hard, soft and non-law, bottom-up and top-down mechanisms.

Published: Feb 16, 2017 5:03:28 PM

'Gender and Governance' Meeting at GGI - 19-20 January 2017

Maureen Fordham, founder of the Gender and Disaster Network and Visiting Professor at the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, will be joining us at GGI on 19-20 January. We will be discussing needs and ways forward for risk governance from a gender perspective and gender responsiveness in risk governance approaches. Through bringing together people from inside and outside UCL to develop projects and research-based action, GGI will become a focus for initiatives on gender responsive governance.

Published: Jan 3, 2017 12:55:38 PM

GGI co-hosting event on Business and Trade after Brexit - 14 December 2016

The British decision to leave the European Union in the 23 June referendum will have profound consequences for the country’s economic policy and the future of its trade relations. To inform this debate, the UCL European Institute and GGI are co-hosting an afternoon of debate and discussion on the place of business and commercial interests in the negotiations to determine Britain’s future relationship with Europe and the nature of Britain’s trade and economic relations with the continent after Brexit.

Published: Dec 5, 2016 10:44:53 AM

Global Drug Policy, Human Rights and Public Security - New GGI Policy Brief

This report is based on the discussions of a workshop convened by The Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS), UCL's Institute of the Americas, and UCL's Global Governance Institute in June 2016 to assess the outcomes of the United Nations Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS). The event, which brought together representatives from academia, civil society, and government, was held under Chatham House Rule.

Published: Nov 15, 2016 11:13:46 AM