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.

Workshops

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

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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Roundtable Meeting

What is the "International Community"?

Speakers:

Tod Lindberg, Reasearch Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
June 5, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

The Challenges of Inclusive Multilateralism

Speaker:

Alvaro de Vasconcelos, Coordinator of GG10 Steering Committee

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior 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. Andreas, Interim Director and Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Brown University, Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Julia E. Sweig, Nelson 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 Jain, Non-Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Discussant:

David F. Gordon, Head of Research and Director of Global Macro Analysis, Eurasia Group

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior 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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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speakers:

Mathew J. Burrows, Counselor, National Intelligence Council, Robert A. Manning, Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
December 19, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speakers:

G. John Ikenberry, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University, Daniel Deudney, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins, David Brooks, Columnist, The New York Times

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
December 18, 2012

This meeting is on the record.

Roundtable Meeting

ASEAN's Future and Asian Integration

Speakers:

Joshua Kurlantzick, Fellow for Southeast Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Murray Hiebert, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
December 4, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Global Economic Governance: Did the System Work?

Speakers:

Daniel W. Drezner, Professor of International Politics, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Matthew Goodman, William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
November 15, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Preventing the Next Iran: Toward a Strengthened Nonproliferation Regime

Speakers:

Henry Sokolski, Victor Gilinksy, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, Thomas Countryman, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Matthew H. Kroenig, Council on Foreign Relations
June 11, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speaker:

Frank A. Rose, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Space and Defense Policy, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Fellow for Conflict Prevention, Council on Foreign Relations
May 23, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Taking Stock of the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Summit

Speakers:

Bonnie D. Jenkins, Coordinator of Threat Reduction Programs, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State, Corey Hinderstein, Vice President, International Program, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
April 10, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Rio Plus Twenty: What to Expect

Speaker:

Lawrence Gumbiner, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
March 29, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speakers:

Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID, Neil Levine, Director of Conflict Management and Mitigation, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID

Presider:

Paul B. Stares, General 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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Roundtable Meeting

Global Governance and National Sovereignty: What's at Stake

Speakers:

John Fonte, Hudson Institute, Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Council on Foreign Relations
October 17, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

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 Bollyky, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, Council on Foreign Relations
September 30, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Book Discussion with John Ikenberry: Liberal Leviathan

Speaker:

G. John Ikenberry, Princeton University

Presider:

Charles A. Kupchan, Council on Foreign Relations
June 2, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speakers:

Esther Diane Brimmer, U.S. Department of State, 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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Roundtable Meeting

UN Security Council Enlargement and U.S. Interests

Speakers:

Kara C. McDonald, U.S. Department of State, Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

R. Nicholas Burns, Harvard Kennedy School
December 8, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

Global Governance 2025: The Shifting Landscape of World Order

Speakers:

William Burke-White, U.S. Department of State; University of Pennsylvania Law School, Alvaro de Vasconcelos, European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris, Giovanni Grevi, Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
November 10, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

The UN Human Rights Council: The Fruits of Engaging

Speaker:

Suzanne F. Nossel, U.S. Department of State

Discussant:

Mark P. Lagon, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
October 12, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

Transnational Organized Crime as a Threat to Peace and Security

Discussants:

Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; Director-General, United Nations Office in Vienna, M. Cherif Bassiouni, Distinguished Research Professor of Law Emeritus and President Emeritus, International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University College of Law

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director, International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
June 17, 2010

This meeting is on the record.

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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speakers:

Michael Posner, U.S. Department of State, Tom Malinowski, Human Rights Watch

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
June 4, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speaker:

Robert D. Hormats, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
May 14, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speaker:

Glyn Davies, U.S. Mission to the International Atomic Energy and the U.N. Office in Vienna, U.S. Department of State

Discussant:

Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

Presider:

Paul Lettow, Council on Foreign Relations
May 3, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

Global Energy Governance: The Evolving Role of the IEA

Speaker:

Fatih Birol, International Energy Agency

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
March 10, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

The G20: What Implications for the United Nations?

Speaker:

Vanu Gopala Menon, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore to the United Nations

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
February 5, 2010

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

Pursuing International Justice: A Conversation with Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Speakers:

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Stephen M. Schwebel, Former 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

This meeting is on the record.

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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speakers:

Jack Blum, Tax Justice Network, USA, Raymond Baker, Center for International Policy

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
February 3, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speakers:

Jim Kolbe, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Michael Hofmann, World Bank

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Director, International Institutions and Global Governance Program, CFR
November 24, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

The Future of Multilateralism: A Transatlantic Conversation

Speaker:

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Visiting Fellow, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director, Program on International Institutions and Global Governance, CFR
September 18, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

Prospects for Pittsburgh: What to Expect at the G20 Summit

Speakers:

Andy Cooper, Center for International Governance Innovation, Eric Helleiner, Center for International Governance Innovation, Alan Alexandroff, Center for International Governance Innovation, David Shorr, Stanley Foundation

Chair:

Edward Alden, Council on Foreign Relations
September 15, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

The National Interest and the Law of the Sea

Speaker:

Thomas R. Pickering, Hills & Company

Presider:

Scott G. Borgerson, Council on Foreign Relations
June 24, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

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

Speaker:

Amitai Etzioni, The George Washington University

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council 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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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speakers:

Charles A. Kupchan, Council on Foreign Relations, Adam Mount, Georgetown University

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
April 13, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

The Responsibility to Contain: Protecting Sovereignty under International Law

Speaker:

Michael Chertoff, The Chertoff Group

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
March 11, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ 58 East 68th Street

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

Speakers:

Stephen J. Stedman, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, Carlos B. Pascual, The Brookings Institution, Bruce Jones, Center on International Cooperation, New York University

Discussant:

Leslie H. Gelb, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council 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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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speaker:

Robin Niblett, Chatham House

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
March 2, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

Balancing Representation and Effectiveness in Reforming International Institutions

Speakers:

Vijaya Ramachandran, Center for Global Development, Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater, CISCO Systems

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
February 20, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speaker:

Gareth Evans, International Crisis Group

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
February 20, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

The New G20 Meetings and Global Economic Cooperation and Governance

Speaker:

Kemal Dervis, United Nations Development Programme

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
February 3, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speaker:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

James Traub, The New York Times Magazine
January 8, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

The Responsibility to Protect: Moving from Principle to Practice

Speakers:

Edward C. Luck, International Peace Institute, Victoria Holt, Henry L. Stimson Center

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
November 6, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speakers:

Nina L. Hachigian, Center for American Progress, Mona K. Sutphen, Stonebridge International LLC

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
October 22, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

Prospects and Scenarios for G8 Reform

Speakers:

Colin I. Bradford, The Brookings Institution, Bruce Jones, Center for International Cooperation, New York University

Presider:

Paul W. Stewart, Council on Foreign Relations
October 20, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speakers:

Ivo H. Daalder, The Brookings Institution, Charles A. Kupchan, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
October 16, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

Do We Need a Global Counterterrorism Organization?

Speakers:

Eric Rosand, Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, Alistair Millar, Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
September 15, 2008

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