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Second Annual Global Thought Lecture - Global Governance and Future Challenges: Lessons from the Oxford Martin Commission

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Rotunda, Low Memorial Library

This Committee on Global Thought and World Leaders Forum program titled, Global Governance and Future Challenges: Lessons from the Oxford Martin Commission, will feature a discussion with Pascal Lamy, Honorary President of Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute and Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, and the following participants:

Welcome
Vishakha N. Desai, Special Advisor for Global Affairs to the President; Member of the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University in the City of New York

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

Respondent
Richard G. Parker, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology; Member of the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University in the City of New York

Moderator
Jos
e Antonio Ocampo, Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs; Member of the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University in the City of New York. 

The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience. 

The Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations gathered 19 international leaders from government, business and civil society to address the growing short-term preoccupations of modern politics and business and identify ways of overcoming today's gridlock in key international negotiations. Chaired by Pascal Lamy, the former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, the Commission's report, "Now for the Long Term" is the product of a year-long process and debate on the successes and failures in addressing global challenges over recent decades. Released in October 2013, it calls for a radical shake-up in politics and business to embed long-term thinking and provides practical recommendations for action in order to create a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future. 

Online registration is required and open here. 

For further information regarding this event, please contact World Leaders Forum by sending email to worldleaders@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7421.