On April 3, 2014, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (CFPJ) and iAffairs Canada presented a conference at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada on Reclaiming Global Governance: Prospects for an Uncertain World. This event also served as the inaugural launch event for iAffairs Canada, an online hub for academics, policy practitioners and civil society organizations to debate and discuss issues relevant to international affairs.
Collective efforts to manage global problems face complex challenges, with important consequences for national governments and public policymakers. This outreach event aimed to better understand the complexity of core global governance challenges and to translate that understanding into practical policy guidance. Our capacity to find innovative solutions to contemporary global governance problems is improved by engaging academics, policymakers and the broader civil society in a Global Governance Knowledge Network.
After a short introduction by Dr. David Carment, the Editor of CFPJ, the conference was able to explore a range of global governance issues through the speakers and panelists featured in two roundtable discussions.
Panel I: Issues in Global Health Governance
Chair: Janet Hatcher Roberts, Centre for Global Health at University of Ottawa
Maria Esther Coronado, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
Dr. Ronald Labonte, University of Ottawa
Dr. David McDonald, Queen’s University
Panel II: Institutions and International Development
Chair: John Cadham, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University
Dr. J. Andrew Grant, Queen’s University
Félix Grenier, University of Ottawa
Danylo Korbabicz, Ukrainian Election Monitor
Closing remarks were delivered by Uri Marantz and Adrian Swietlicki, Managing Editors of iAffairs Canada.
Photo by Carlos Vera/ECLAC.