Global Governance for a Changing World
April 2, 2007 - April 4, 2007
April 2 at 12 p.m.
April 2 at 7:30 p.m.
April 3 at 4:00 p.m.
April 3 at 7:00 p.m.
The Stanley Foundation, in collaboration with Americans for Informed Democracy, is hosting a series of town hall meetings on “Global Governance for a Changing World.” This town hall series features Mark Lagon, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, and David Shorr, program officer for Policy Analysis and Dialogue at the Stanley Foundation in
This series of town hall meetings comes just after the one-year anniversary of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s report for sweeping reform in the United Nations, In Larger Freedom. In his report, Annan calls for a collective security system to fight terrorism, an enlarged Security Council, a revamped UN human rights system, and new guidelines for military action. While the reforms are critical to the UN’s continued effectiveness in a changing world, questions remain as to whether the US will support these reforms, which many advocates believe are necessary to address the pressing security and development imperatives of the twenty-first century.
Each town hall meeting will include brief presentations by the speakers followed by an interactive question-and-answer session. These free events are open to the public.
In the newest issue of Courier, we see China through the eyes of Jan Fear, one of our Catherine Miller Explorer Awards winners. Two experts argue about the effectiveness of the G-20 as a multilateral venue, and we talk to Jennifer Welsh, the newly appointed UN special adviser on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Finally, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie answers questions about the connection between literature and war.
Our bimonthly newsletter talks about the Stanley Foundation's 54th annual Strategy for Peace Conference, which brought together experts from the public and private sectors in a distraction-free setting to candidly exchange ideas. Meanwhile, we highlight the fifth annual Global Security Seminar for journalists where 20 reporters from all over the world studied topics ranging from Al Qaeda to cybersecurity to nuclear terrorism.
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|Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Speaks
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun—spoke about stereotypes and their power during a talk at the 7th Annual International Women Authors Event on Nov. 14. "When we reject the single story … we all regain a kind of paradise," she told the 500 guests.
|54th Strategy for Peace Conference
The conference, brought together experts from the public and private sectors to meet in a distraction-free setting and candidly exchange ideas on pressing foreign policy challenges.
Divided into roundtable talks, the cutting-edge discussions are intended to inspire group consensus and shared recommendations to push forward the debate on the foundation’s key policy areas.
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