Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance

Date: September 28, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library


This World Leaders Forum program features a discussion on "Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance" with Columbia alumni former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister and Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Dr. Ibrahim A. Gambari, co-chairs of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance. It will address major global challenges today at the intersection of security and justice, including coping with violent conflict and state fragility, runaway climate change, and the volatile, hyper connected global economy.

9:30 am - 11:00 am Session 1
Justice and Security Challenges to UN and Broader Global Economic Governance Reforms

Welcome and Introduction: Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University in the City of New York

Moderator: John Coatsworth, Provost, Columbia University in the City of New York

Dr. Madeleine K. Albright
Former U.S. Secretary of State and Ambassador to the United Nations; 
Co-Chair, Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance;

Dr. Ibrahim A. Gambari
Former Nigerian Foreign Minister and UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs;
Co-Chair, Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance

Dr. José Antonio Ocampo
Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in the City of New York
Fellow Commissioner, Commission on Global Security and Governance

Professor Michael Doyle
University Professor;
Director, Global Policy Initiative
Columbia University in the City of New York

Dr. Matthes Buhbe
Former Director, Geneva Office
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

11:15 am - 12:45 pm Session 2
Strengthening Peacebuilding and Climate Governance: Security and Justice as Two Ships in the Night

Dr. Ibrahim A. Gambari
Co-Chair, Commission on Global Security Justice and Governance;
Former Nigerian Foreign Minister and UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs

Dr. William Durch
Research Director, Commission on Global Security, Justice, and Governance;
Director, Future of Peace Operations Program, Stimson Center

Professor Sarah Cleveland
Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights
School of Law, Columbia University in the City of New York
Faculty Co-Director, Human Rights Institute

Professor Sean C. Solomon
Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory;
Associate Director for Earth Systems Science, The Earth Institute;
William B. Ransford Professor of Earth and Planetary Science
Columbia University in the City of New York

Lori Damrosch
Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy
School of Law, Columbia University in the City of New York;
President, American Society of International Law

Co-sponsored by The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Stimson Center, Global Policy Initiative, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Office, and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue.

About the Commission on Global Security

The Report of the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance, entitled "Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance", was launched in June of 2015 at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Further details on the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance and its report can be accessed here: http://www.globalsecurityjusticegovernance.org/