Is the UN a Source of Progress?


The Global Governance Centre was officially inaugurated with a lecture on “Is the UN a source of progress?" by Michael Barnett, George Washington University. The lecture was followed by a discussion with the GGC Co-directors Annabelle Littoz-Monnet and Nico Krisch.



What is the Future of Global Governance?


Roundtable exploring the state, and prospects of global governance. Are we witnessing a transformation of global governance? What kinds of actors could fill the gaps in resources and leadership if we are witnessing a hegemonic withdrawal.

Panel: Liliana Andonova, Joost Pauwelyn, Michael Barnett, and Kal Raustiala, chaired by Annabelle Littoz-Monnet




International Affairs Today: Towards Order or Anarchy?


World affairs today appear to ignore ‘order.’ Enshrined in the age-old Westphalian system, the role of the nation-state is more than ever under challenge. Governments compete with multinational businesses, NGOs and ever-multiplying informal networks to attempt to control the narrative. Panel: Michael Parmly; Michael Moller; Miguel Angel Moratinos; Jussi Hanhimaki; Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou; Frederic Koller



The UN's Normative Role in an Agenda 2030 World


Seventy years after the United Nations (UN) was created, the norms and values codified in the UN Charter are back in the spotlight through the Agend 2030. This conference convenes representatives from the UN system, Member States, academia, non-governmental organisations, and students to identify gaps and generate forward-looking ideas related to the UN’s normative work.



Targeted Sanctions: The Impacts and Effectiveness of United Nations Actions


Book presentation: Thomas Biersteker (ed.). International sanctions have become the instrument of choice for policy-makers dealing with a variety of different challenges to international peace and security. This is the first comprehensive and systematic analysis of all the targeted sanctions regimes imposed by the United Nations since the end of the Cold War.