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September 9, 2015

Challenges to Global Governance

Showing the U.N. Spokesman and SFS Dean Talk Global Governance Video

Joel Hellman, the new dean of the School of Foreign Service, provided an overview of global governance issues and addressed how best to prepare students to advance solutions to these challenges. Following his remarks, Stéphane Dujarric (BSFS’88), Spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, joined Dean Hellman for a conversation on global governance.

Dean Hellman’s remarks begin a semester-long conversation about “The Global Future of Governance,” convened by Georgetown’s Global Futures Initiative. Last semester, the Initiative addressed “The Global Future of Development” through a series of lectures with world leaders, including World Bank President Jim Kim and former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Prior to joining Georgetown in July 2015, Dean Hellman served as the World Bank’s first Chief Institutional Economist. Previously, he directed the World Bank’s Fragile and Conflict Affected States Division. As a development practitioner, Dean Hellman has worked in nearly 50 countries across four continents. He previously taught as a faculty member at Columbia University and Harvard University.

Mr. Dujarric has served as Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon since 2014 and previously as Spokesperson for Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He was the Director of News and Media for the UN Department of Public Information and, prior to that, Director of Communications for the UN Development Program. In the private sector, Mr. Dujarric worked for ABC News television for close to 10 years.