During February-April 2010, the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders’ Fellowship Program (GLF) will sponsor a seminar series on global governance (“Global Governance Upturned”) to address some of the consequences of global shifts in economic and political power and increasing contestation over global governance arrangements within and across the international trade, monetary, science and technology, development, and climate change regimes. GLF is a two-year post-doctoral fellowship program for Ph.D. holders from developing countries who have shown a commitment to returning to their own or another developing country to work on issues involving expanding the abilities of states and peoples in these countries to realize their capabilities. Its co-directors are Ngaire Woods at Oxford and Robert O. Keohane at Princeton. The current Fellows are from Bolivia, Brazil, China and India. They are working on topics having to do with various aspects of how globalization affects developing countries and how developing countries can more effectively engage with global processes. Their topics include trade and monetary cooperation, technology transfer and development, and climate change.
Confirmed speakers for the series, which will take place Fridays at 4:30 pm in Robertson Hall Bowl 001, include:
- Feb 26: José Antonio Ocampo, Vice-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University. Presentation: “Rethinking Global Economic and Social Governance”.
Professor José Antonio Ocampo, Vice-President of the Institute for Policy Dialogue, and Professor at SIPA-Columbia University, will discuss alternatives to global economic and social governance, in the aftermath of the 2008/9 financial crisis. He will present a new typology of global cooperation for development based on managing interdependence, furthering the development of societies, and overcoming the asymmetries that characterize the world economic system. Prof. Ocampo proposes that the concept of “special but differentiated responsibilities” offers the best framework for handing the special issues of developing countries in the global order. He will discuss the key challenges faced by developing countries and offer a set of recommendations for reforming global economic and social governance.
- April 16: Keith Maskus, Professor of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder. Presentation: “International Cooperation on Science and Technology”