All IIGG Projects

Below you will find a chronological list of current Center research projects. You can search by issue or region by selecting the appropriate category. In addition to this sorting control, you can search for specific subjects within the alphabetical, regional, and issue categories by choosing from the selections in the drop-down menu below.

Each project page contains the name of the project director, a description of the project, a list of meetings it has held, and any related publications, transcripts, or videos.

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A Blueprint for a Sustainable Energy Partnership of the Americas

December 2008—April 2009

This project will develop a framework for a Sustainable Energy Partnership for the Americas that goes beyond bilateral agreements and adopts a regional approach towards sustainable growth and clean energy. The objective of this project is to draft a blueprint that will explore, and ultimately define, pathways for collaboration among American states in order to deliver solutions to the region's energy challenges. The blueprint document will be presented at the Summit of the Americas which will take place in Trinidad and Tobago in April 2009 and will also be available on our website at that time.

This initiative is a collaboration between scholars and receives support from the Center for International Governance and Innovation, Canada; the Council on Foreign Relations, United States; Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais, Brazil; and University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.

At the Council on Foreign Relations, this project is part of the Latin America Studies Program and the International Institutions and Global Governance Program. It is made possible by the generous support of Ford Foundation, the Robina Foundation, and the Tinker Foundation.

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Conference on Global Governance

May 4, 2012—May 5, 2012

This workshop was cosponsored by Princeton's Project on the Future of Multilateralism, the Council on Foreign Relations' International Institutions and Global Governance program, The Stanley Foundation, and the Global Summitry Project at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.

Meeting Note: 2012 Princeton Global Governance Conference Meeting Note (PDF)

On May 4 and 5, 2012, international relations experts gathered at Princeton University for a workshop on "The Future of Liberal Internationalism: Global Governance in a Post–American Hegemonic Era." The workshop followed on similar meetings in January 2010 and 2011, which addressed "Rivalry and Partnership: The Struggle for a New Global Governance Leadership" and "New Foundations for Global Governance," respectively.

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Dual Use Research: Repercussions for Security

Director: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health
January 18, 2013—Present

The Dual-Use Research: Repercussions for Security roundtable series examined issues of dual-use research of concern, synthetic biology, do-it-yourself biology, and international governance and oversight. These meetings brought together experts in the fields of synthetic biology dual-use research, and laboratory safety and regulation, to broaden the debate beyond the controversy surrounding the publication of two H5N1 flu-transmission studies in 2011–2012 and to discuss various aspects of the dual-use research of concern conundrum.

This roundtable series is made possible by the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Video: Staying Safe in a Biology Revolution

Working Paper: H5N1: A Case Study for Dual-Use Research

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Emerging Powers and International Institutions Meeting Series

Director: Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program
November 1, 2009—June 25, 2013

Prospects for effective multilateral cooperation on global and transnational problems in the twenty-first century reflect the distinct national interests and world order visions of the great powers. But the identity and number of the world's leading states is changing, creating new challenges and opportunities for global governance. The world order that ultimately results from this transition period will reflect bargaining and negotiations between established powers—including the United States, European Union, and Japan—and emerging ones—most notably China, India, and Brazil. To better understand the priorities of today's emerging powers, and their potential contribution to resolving global challenges, the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) held meetings in Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, New Delhi, Berlin, and Jakarta.

Emerging Powers in Global Health Governance Roundtable Series

Director: Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health
November 2011—2013

This roundtable series focuses on the emerging state and non-state actors in global health and their role in a changing governance structure.

This roundtable series is sponsored by the International Institutions and Global Governance Program and made possible by the generous support of the Robina Foundation.

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Global Health Norm Setting Roundtable Series

Director: Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health
October 23, 2012—Present

Global health governance in the 21st century has been characterized by the rise of new actors, new problems, and new processes. While a lot of attention has been given to the negotiation of rules and norms to address health challenges at the global level, we still do not know much about how international health norms and rules are set at the regional level.This roundtable series will focuses on how global health rules, norms, and standards are established and how they should be developed in the future.

This roundtable series is sponsored by the International Institutions and Global Governance Program and made possible by the generous support of the Robina Foundation.

Global Stakes in Human Rights Roundtable Series

Director: Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights
September 1, 2010—Present

The Global Stakes in Human Rights Roundtable Series examines the tangible interests of the United States and international community in promoting political, civil, economic, and labor rights.

Bringing together regular participants of diverse sectors and ideological positions, it identifies best practices of international institutions, governments, nonprofits, and corporations to advance democratic pluralism and the rule of law.

Meeting Note: Business and Human Rights

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Illicit Networks Roundtable Series

Director: Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program
March 21, 2012—Present

These working group roundtables, cosponsored by CFR and Google Ideas, are held in preparation for a major Google Ideas summit on illicit networks, that will take place in July 2012. The roundtables gather an intimate group of experts, policymakers, former participants and survivors of transnational crime to analyze the structure of illicit networks, and discuss gaps, flaws, or prospects in policies to combat violent transnational crime. The roundtable series is sponsored by a generous grant from the Robina Foundation to the Council on Foreign Relations' International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program, and Google Ideas.

Meeting Notes:

Rescue Gone Wrong: Misconnections Between Policies and Lived Experiences of Trafficking (PDF)

Illicit Networks: Mafia States, Nonstate Actors (PDF)

Illicit Actors: Mapping Networks, Assessing Tactics (PDF)

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Latin America Roundtable Series

Directors: Julia E. Sweig, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studies, and Shannon K. O'Neil, Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies
January 1, 2009—Present

During the first decade of the twenty-first century, Latin America has shown itself to be a region with strong growth, stable financial markets, varying but quite vibrant democracies, and vital voices in a number of multilateral forums. Yet it still faces formidable challenges, including boosting economic competiveness, deepening socially inclusive democracies, and building state capacity to improve the lives of all 500 million citizens in the region. The Roundtable Series on Latin America looks broadly at the issues facing Latin American and U.S. policymakers in the coming years ahead, including strengthening the rule of law, physical infrastructure and human capacity building, taxation and governments' revenue streams, poverty and inequality, the potential for public-private partnerships, and capitalizing on energy resources across the region.

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Making Multilateralism Work Workshop Series

Director: Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program
December 2010—Present

The United States has a fundamental stake in a more effective UN system--that is, improving the UN's many specialized agencies, departments, and programs. In the Making Multilateralism Work workshop series, the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program will engage U.S. and UN officials on practical steps to improve the UN system's performance in priority areas, including international peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance, and human rights. Each workshop will culminate in a meeting report and a briefing memo with recommendations for the U.S. government.

This workshop series is made possible by the generous support of the Robina Foundation.