February 1, 2016

Global Future of Governance Fall 2015 Report

A centerpiece was a series of three major lectures featuring Director-General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, and new dean of the Walsh School of Foreign Service Joel Hellman who joined Georgetown after serving as chief institutional economist at the World Bank. The Initiative supported a range of other events over the course of the semester in collaboration with faculty and students from Georgetown’s schools and governance-related centers and programs.

To advance global teaching and research, the Initiative co-sponsored a Global Future(s) Curriculum Studio for innovative courses around global issues, a Global Futures fellows program for talented graduate students studying across Georgetown’s governance-related programs, a collaborative grants program for faculty designed to deepen research connections across disciplines, and an online forum connecting the Georgetown community with the worldwide conversation about the future of global governance. 

The Global Futures focus on governance followed a spring 2015 conversation dedicated to “The Global Future of Development,” which featured a partnership with the World Bank and lectures by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Kaushik Basu. Over the course of 2016, the Initiative will address the key issues of global security and the environment.

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