Georgetown’s Global Futures Initiative closed the semester with a panel discussion that broached subjects ranging from financial regulation to moral responsibility and even technological innovation. Moderated by McDonough Professor Reena Aggarwal, the conversation centered loosely on issues of…
The acceleration of globalization has presented a host of transnational governance challenges, from violent extremism and refugee crises to global warming and pandemics. Advancing peace, prosperity, and justice on a global scale in the face of these problems will require innovative forms of collaboration among international institutions, states, businesses, and civil society.
The Global Future of Governance was the focus of the Georgetown Global Futures Initiative during the fall 2015 semester. A series of lectures by leaders of major international organizations framed a structured conversation with faculty, students, and a global audience about key governance challenges and how to address them in the decades to come.
The lectures were complemented by a range of other events across campus related to the theme of governance, as well as a global online dialogue including scholars, students, and practitioners around the world.
For an overview of Georgetown’s engagement with issues of governance across schools and programs, visit the Global Georgetown website.
Key Schools, Programs, and Centers
- School of Foreign ServiceOne of the premier schools of international affairs in the world, it offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs.
- McCourt School of Public PolicyIt is home to key graduate-level programs and centers, such as the Master of Public Policy, the Master's in International Development Policy and the Massive Data Institute.
- Georgetown Law CenterThe Law Center is home to one of the top J.D. programs in the United States as well as a variety of key academic centers, and is located in the heart of Washington, D.C.
- Department of GovernmentThis department in Georgetown College is home to top scholars as well as undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs.
In the fall 2015 semester, Global Futures addressed the topic of “The Global Future of Governance.” 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.
October 15, 2015
October 7, 2015
October 5, 2015
Present and Future Challenges of Global Forced Displacement (Video)
October 28, 2015
Duration: 1 hour 37 minutes
Governance: Global Health's 21st Century Challenge (Video)
September 30, 2015
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
U.N. Spokesman and SFS Dean Talk Global Governance (Video)
September 9, 2015
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes