Global Governance Speaker Series
The Mortara Center for International Studies and the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program present the Global Governance Speaker Series. A host of critical challenges–economic, social, environmental, political–cross borders and challenge national governments and multilateral institutions like never before. How should we respond to these policy challenges? How can we forge effective solutions? Will the key actors, institutions and legal structures of the twenty first century be transformed in the process? Please join us for a multidisciplinary exploration of these issues with some of the world’s leading scholars.
The series is chaired by Kathleen McNamara, Director, Mortara Center for International Studies, and Associate Professor, Government Department and Erik Voeten, Peter F. Krogh Associate Professor of Geopolitics and Global Justice, International Relations Field Chair and Associate Professor, Government Department.
The lectures will be held in the main conference room of the Mortara Building, located at 3600 N Street, NW.
- “ICANN and Global Internet Governance: Challenges and Opportunities in 2014” with Michael Nelson, James Lewis, and Christopher Mondini, April 17, 2014
- “President’s and the Creation of the American Era” with Joseph Nye, Harvard University, March
- “The Path to Ending Extreme Poverty: The New Rules of the Road for Development Cooperation” with Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, March 20, 2013
- “Rising Powers and Global Governance: Conservatives, Reformers, or Revolutionaries?” with Miles Kahler, Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations at IR/PS and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego, January 31, 2013
- “Getting Real: Piloting and Financing the Health Impact Fund” with Thomas Pogge, Yale University, March 29, 2012
- “Should We Worry About the Framentation of International Law?” with Jeffrey Dunoff Temple University, March 13, 2012
- “Smallpox Eradication and the Rise of Global Governance” with Erez Manela, Harvard University, December 5, 2011
- “International Paternalism: Three Cheers?” with Michael Barnett, George Washington University, November 16, 2011
Culture and Politics Speaker Series
The Mortara Center’s Culture and Politics Series examines the influential relationship between cultural activities and political life. From literature to movies to art to sports, culture influences politics and politics influence the tone of culture. Join us for discussions on these relevant and interesting topics.
- “One Mic: Revolution, Diplomacy, and the Global Sound of Hip-Hop” with Ambassador Cynthia Schneider, April 10, 2014
- “Culture, Cultural Training and the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Rochelle Davis, Georgetown University, April 10, 2013
- “The Geography of Bliss,” Eric Weiner, Mortara Visiting Researcher, February 6, 2013
- CULP Film Screening: The Network, with Eva Orner and Saad Mohseni, January 13, 2013
- “Music, Politics, Women and the Future of Pakistan,” Zeb and Haniya, Pakistani Musicians, September 10, 2012
- “Wham! Bam! Islam!” Film Screening with Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, April 19, 2012
- “The Little Book of Terror,” Daisy Rockwell, February 29, 2012
- “Qarantina,” Film Screening with Oday Rasheed, January 30, 2012
- “The Revolution in Egypt and in Film,” Khaled Abol Naga, November 1, 2011
- “How Comedy Took on Islamophobia,” Comedian Dean Obeidallah, September 23, 2011