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19 · DECEMBER · 2017

Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance “Access and Exclusion in Global Governance”

Free attendance. Confirm your assistance writing an email to csanchez@ibei.org.

January 11-12, 2018

The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals & ESADEGeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics organize a Workshop on Global Governance the 11th and 12th of January.

The aim of the Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance is to provide a venue for the study of global institutions from an institutional and organization design perspective. While most research on international organizations has viewed these entities as the platforms where states - the fundamental units - interact, this forum will focus on international governmental organizations (IGOs) themselves as the building blocks of global governance.

This workshop will bring together international scholars and experts involved in the study of these governance structures and their intricacies, in an attempt shed some light on how international governance mechanisms work and thus how they can be at their most effective in addressing global governance challenges.

For further information please visit: www.bcnwgg.net

Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance PDF Programme


Thursday 11 January 2018 (Venue: ESADE - Room 0018)

09.30-10.00 Coffee and registration

10.00-10.30 Introductory Session

10.30-11.45 Panel 1: Global Governance between Closure and OpennessB. Wietzke, IBEI, chair

  • Access and Exclusion in Global Governance (Stephen Gill, York University, Toronto)
  • Keeping politics out: the technocratic temptation in global governance (Jens Steffek, Technical University of Darmstadt)

11.45-12.15 Coffee break

12.15-13.30 Panel 2: The Place of Developing CountriesK. Yesilkagit, Leiden University, chair

  • Benign or Malign Neglect? The Exclusion of Developing Countries from Global Standard-Setting in Banking (Emily Jones, Oxford University)
  • Holding skills to influence global governance: access and exclusion from a different perspective (Henrique Choer Moraes, Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Brussels)

13.30-15.00 Lunch

15.00-16.45 Panel 3: The Process of ContestationI. Bakker, York University, Toronto, chair

  • Global MSIs as mechanisms for local inclusion? Lessons from communities in Peru (Deborah Avant, University of Denver)
  • “Global Experimental Governance”: Access and Exclusion in Flexible Modes of Governance (René Urueña Hernandez, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota)
  • Access, Inclusion and Participation: The Long Haul of the Women’s Group in the UN Disaster Risk Reduction Program (Leah Kimber, University of Geneva)

16.45-17.15 Coffee break

17.15-18.30 Panel 4: The Politics of Institutional Choice and DesignE. Johansson-Nogués, IBEI, chair

20.30 Dinner. Ca la Nuri (Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 55).

Friday 12 January 2018 (Venue: IBEI - Room 24.S18)

9.30-11.15 Panel 5: Private Actor Influence: Risk or Opportunity?D. Coen, University College London, chair

  • IO Engagement With the Private Sector: Attracting Contribution, Not Capture: Best Practices in Selected IOs (Joost Pauwelyn, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)
  • WHO’s Engagements with NSA and the Risk of Undue Influence (K.M. Gopakumar, Third World Network)
  • Celebrities in Global Governance: How Ben Affleck Brings New Actors, Ideas, and Funding to Development (Alexandra Budabin, University of Dayton)

11.15-11.45 Coffee break

11.45-13.30 Panel 6: The Place of Private Actors in Public GovernanceM. Kahler, American University, chair

  • The Paradoxes of CyberSovereignty: The Place of Activists and Markets in the Public Regulation of Cybersecurity (Anna Leander, Graduate Institute, Geneva & PUC-Rio)
  • International Governance of the Defense Industry (Monica Herz, Rio)
  • The institutionalization of bias: Tracing interest group influence (Marcel Hanegraaff, University of Amsterdam)

13.30-14.45 Lunch

14.45-16.00 Panel 7: Inclusive MultilateralismA. Stone Sweet, National University of Singapore, chair

  • Inclusive Multilateralism in the Age of Big Data (Eyal Benvenisti, University of Cambridge)
  • Who Joins? Explaining Membership in Formal and Informal IGOs (Charles Roger, IBEI and University of Toronto & Sam Rowan, Oxford University)

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-17.45 Panel 8: Adaptation and Reform in Global GovernanceJ. Wouters, KU Leuven, chair

17.45-18.15 Concluding Discussion

20.00 Dinner. El 58 (Rambla del Poblenou, 58)

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