The United States and the Future of Global Governance Roundtable Series

Director: Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program
September 15, 2008 - Present

The United States and the Future of Global Governance roundtable series will focus on core global governance challenges and proposals for fundamental institutional reform. Topics will include overhaul of the UN Security Council; the reform and expansion of the G8; prospects for a global counterterrorism organization; the adaptation of U.S. sovereignty to a global age; the trade-offs between formal institutions and ad hoc coalitions; and the domestic and legislative preconditions for sustained U.S. multilateral engagement. This roundtable series is sponsored by CFR's Program on International Institutions and Global Governance and is supported by a generous grant from the Robina Foundation.

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities in the Twenty-First Century

Speaker Stephen Pomper

Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, National Security Staff


Presider Stewart Patrick

Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations

May 29, 2014

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If Mayors Ruled the World: How Modern Cities are Transforming Global Politics

Speaker Ben Barber

Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, The City University of New York; President and Founder of the Interdependance Movement; Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Rutgers University


Presider Stewart M. Patrick

Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program

December 11, 2013

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What is the "International Community"?

Speakers Tod LindbergReasearch Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stewart M. PatrickSenior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
June 5, 2013

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The Challenges of Inclusive Multilateralism

Speaker Alvaro de VasconcelosCoordinator of GG10 Steering Committee
Presider Stewart M. PatrickSenior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
April 24, 2013

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Smuggler Nation: A Conversation with Peter Andreas

Speakers Peter R. AndreasInterim Director and Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Brown University, Stewart M. PatrickSenior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Julia E. SweigNelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 5, 2013

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Advancing a Liberal World Order: A Strategy for Aligning the World's Like-Minded and Capable Democracies

Speaker Ash JainNon-Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Discussant David F. GordonHead of Research and Director of Global Macro Analysis, Eurasia Group
Presider Stewart M. PatrickSenior Fellow and Director, International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
January 17, 2013 12:00–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Global Trends 2030: The Shape of the Future and Implications for U.S. Policy

Speakers Mathew J. BurrowsCounselor, National Intelligence Council, Robert A. ManningSenior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
Presider Stewart M. PatrickSenior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
December 19, 2012

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Democratic Internationalism: An American Grand Strategy for a Post-exceptionalist Era

Speakers G. John IkenberryAlbert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University, Daniel DeudneyAssociate Professor, Johns Hopkins, David BrooksColumnist, The New York Times
Presider Stewart M. PatrickSenior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
December 18, 2012

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ASEAN's Future and Asian Integration

Speakers Joshua KurlantzickFellow for Southeast Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Murray HiebertDeputy Director and Senior Fellow, Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Presider Stewart M. PatrickSenior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
December 4, 2012

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Global Economic Governance: Did the System Work?

Speakers Daniel W. DreznerProfessor of International Politics, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Matthew GoodmanWilliam E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Presider Stewart M. PatrickSenior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
November 15, 2012

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Preventing the Next Iran: Toward a Strengthened Nonproliferation Regime

Speakers Henry Sokolski, Victor GilinksyNonproliferation Policy Education Center, Thomas CountrymanU.S. Department of State
Presider Matthew H. KroenigCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 11, 2012

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U.S. Policy for a Secure and Sustainable Outer Space

Speaker Frank A. RoseDeputy Assistant Secretary for Space and Defense Policy, U.S. Department of State
Presider Micah ZenkoFellow for Conflict Prevention, Council on Foreign Relations
May 23, 2012

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Taking Stock of the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Summit

Speakers Bonnie D. JenkinsCoordinator of Threat Reduction Programs, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State, Corey HindersteinVice President, International Program, Nuclear Threat Initiative
Presider Stewart M. PatrickSenior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
April 10, 2012

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Rio Plus Twenty: What to Expect

Speaker Lawrence GumbinerDeputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Presider Stewart M. PatrickSenior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
March 29, 2012

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A New Deal for Engaging Fragile and Conflict Affected States: Opportunities and Challenges

Speakers Nancy LindborgAssistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID, Neil LevineDirector of Conflict Management and Mitigation, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID
Presider Paul B. StaresGeneral John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Actio, Council on Foreign Relations
January 31, 2012

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Global Governance and National Sovereignty: What's at Stake

Speakers John FonteHudson Institute, Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presider Mark P. LagonCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 17, 2011

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Taking Stock of the UN High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases

Speakers Nils Daulaire

Director, Office of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

, Kelly Henning

Director, International Health Programs, Bloomberg Foundation


Presider Thomas J. Bollyky

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, Council on Foreign Relations

September 30, 2011

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Book Discussion with John Ikenberry: Liberal Leviathan

Speaker G. John IkenberryPrinceton University
Presider Charles A. KupchanCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 2, 2011

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Rules of Engagement: A Conversation with Our UN Ambassadors in Geneva, Vienna, Montreal, and Rome

Speakers Ertharin Cousin

U.S. Department of State

, Glyn Davies

U.S. Department of State

, Betty King

U.S. Department of State

, Joseph Murphy

U.S. Department of State

, Duane Woerth

U.S. Department of State


Presider Stewart M. Patrick

Council on Foreign Relations

February 1, 2011

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UN Security Council Enlargement and U.S. Interests

Speakers Kara C. McDonaldU.S. Department of State, Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presider R. Nicholas BurnsHarvard Kennedy School
December 8, 2010

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Global Governance 2025: The Shifting Landscape of World Order

Speakers William Burke-WhiteU.S. Department of State; University of Pennsylvania Law School, Alvaro de VasconcelosEuropean Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris, Giovanni GreviFundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
November 10, 2010

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The UN Human Rights Council: The Fruits of Engaging

Speaker Suzanne F. NosselU.S. Department of State
Discussant Mark P. LagonCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 12, 2010

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Transnational Organized Crime as a Threat to Peace and Security

Discussants Antonio Maria CostaExecutive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; Director-General, United Nations Office in Vienna, M. Cherif BassiouniDistinguished Research Professor of Law Emeritus and President Emeritus, International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University College of Law
Presider Stewart M. PatrickSenior Fellow and Director, International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
June 17, 2010

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U.S. Human Rights Policy: Progress and Obstacles in Multilateral Fora

Speakers Michael PosnerU.S. Department of State, Tom MalinowskiHuman Rights Watch
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 4, 2010

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The G8, the G20, and the Future of Global Economic Coordination

Speaker Robert D. HormatsU.S. Department of State
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 14, 2010

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The United States, the IAEA, and the NPT Review Conference: A Discussion with Ambassador Glyn Davies

Speaker Glyn DaviesU.S. Mission to the International Atomic Energy and the U.N. Office in Vienna, U.S. Department of State
Discussant Henry SokolskiNonproliferation Policy Education Center
Presider Paul LettowCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 3, 2010

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Global Energy Governance: The Evolving Role of the IEA

Speaker Fatih BirolInternational Energy Agency
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
March 10, 2010

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The G20: What Implications for the United Nations?

Speaker Vanu Gopala MenonPermanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore to the United Nations
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 5, 2010

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Pursuing International Justice: A Conversation with Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Speakers Luis Moreno-OcampoProsecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Stephen M. SchwebelFormer President and Judge, International Court of Justice
February 4, 2010 6:00–6:30 p.m. - Dinner Reception
6:30–7:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Stopping Illicit Financial Flows: "Dirty Money" and the Threat to the World Economy

Speakers Jack BlumTax Justice Network, USA, Raymond BakerCenter for International Policy
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 3, 2010

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The Challenge of Global Development: What Role for the G8 and G20?

Speakers Jim KolbeGerman Marshall Fund of the United States, Michael HofmannWorld Bank
Presider Stewart M. PatrickDirector, International Institutions and Global Governance Program, CFR
November 24, 2009

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The Future of Multilateralism: A Transatlantic Conversation

Speaker Manuel Lafont RapnouilVisiting Fellow, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Presider Stewart M. PatrickSenior Fellow and Director, Program on International Institutions and Global Governance, CFR
September 18, 2009

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Prospects for Pittsburgh: What to Expect at the G20 Summit

Speakers Andy CooperCenter for International Governance Innovation, Eric HelleinerCenter for International Governance Innovation, Alan AlexandroffCenter for International Governance Innovation, David ShorrStanley Foundation
Chair Edward AldenCouncil on Foreign Relations
September 15, 2009

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The National Interest and the Law of the Sea

Speaker Thomas R. PickeringHills & Company
Presider Scott G. BorgersonCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 24, 2009

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Tomorrow's Institution Today: The Promise of the Proliferation Security Initiative

Speaker Amitai EtzioniThe George Washington University
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 21, 2009 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Dinner Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting

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The Autonomy Rule: A New Principle of International Order for a Post-Western Era

Speakers Charles A. KupchanCouncil on Foreign Relations, Adam MountGeorgetown University
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 13, 2009

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The Responsibility to Contain: Protecting Sovereignty under International Law

Speaker Michael ChertoffThe Chertoff Group
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
March 11, 2009

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Managing Global Insecurity: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats

Speakers Stephen J. StedmanCenter for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, Carlos B. PascualThe Brookings Institution, Bruce JonesCenter on International Cooperation, New York University
Discussant Leslie H. GelbCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
March 3, 2009 12:15–12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Ready to Lead? Rethinking America’s Role in a Changed World

Speaker Robin NiblettChatham House
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
March 2, 2009

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The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All

Speaker Gareth EvansInternational Crisis Group
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 20, 2009

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Balancing Representation and Effectiveness in Reforming International Institutions

Speakers Vijaya RamachandranCenter for Global Development, Enrique J. Rueda-SabaterCISCO Systems
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 20, 2009

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The New G20 Meetings and Global Economic Cooperation and Governance

Speaker Kemal DervisUnited Nations Development Programme
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 3, 2009

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The Last New World Order: The Rise of American Multilateralism and Historical Lessons for Today

Speaker Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presider James TraubThe New York Times Magazine
January 8, 2009

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The Responsibility to Protect: Moving from Principle to Practice

Speakers Edward C. LuckInternational Peace Institute, Victoria HoltHenry L. Stimson Center
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
November 6, 2008

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The Next American Century: How the United States Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise

Speakers Nina L. HachigianCenter for American Progress, Mona K. SutphenStonebridge International LLC
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 22, 2008

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Prospects and Scenarios for G8 Reform

Speakers Colin I. BradfordThe Brookings Institution, Bruce JonesCenter for International Cooperation, New York University
Presider Paul W. StewartCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 20, 2008

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A League of their Own? Prospects for a Concert of Democracies

Speakers Ivo H. DaalderThe Brookings Institution, Charles A. KupchanCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 16, 2008

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Do We Need a Global Counterterrorism Organization?

Speakers Eric RosandCenter on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, Alistair MillarCenter on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
September 15, 2008

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