Council on Foreign Relations Global Governance Update
August 2013

Dear Colleague:

Over the summer, the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program examined important foreign policy issues on regionalism and conflict management in depth. In June, IIGG cohosted two workshops with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta. These meetings examined the evolving role of Indonesia in international institutions, and emerging trends and implications of Southeast Asian regionalism. IIGG also released the second installment of the Council of Councils (CoC) Global Memo series, which examines the evolving role of the African Union in promoting peace and security on the continent

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Stewart M. Patrick

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


Newly Released

Assessing Indonesia's Future

To better understand Indonesian perspectives on world order, and to assess current regionalism dynamics in Southeast Asia, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and CSIS in Jakarta hosted two workshops on June 25 and 26. The first workshop, "Emerging Indonesia: Implications for World Order and International Institutions," discussed Indonesia's evolving role and interests for global governance reform, and its strategic priorities in the areas of international peace and security, economics, environment, and energy. The second workshop, "Rising Regionalism: Trends in Southeast (and Wider) Asia," focused on emerging trends in Southeast Asian regionalism and their implications for Asian and global order, including sessions on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), maritime security, regional economic integration, and regional cooperation on health and the environment.

Participants for both workshops came from CFR, CSIS, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (United States), and the Jakarta Post. The conferences also featured keynote speakers, including Dian Triansyah Djani, director-general for American and European affairs from the Indonesian ministry of foreign affairs, and Scot A. Marciel, U.S. ambassador to Indonesia.

The Global Memo

IIGG recently launched the Council of Councils' Global Memo, a monthly Expert Brief by an international expert on a major global event or significant global governance issue. In this edition, Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari from the South African Institute of International Affairs examines the evolving role of the African Union in promoting peace and security on the continent.

The Global Memo is part of the Council of Councils initiative, which aims to connect leading foreign policy institutes from around the world in a common conversation on issues of global governance and multilateral cooperation.

The Internationalist

In his blog, Stewart M. Patrick looks beyond the headlines at the forces transforming global politics and how the United States should respond.

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The International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program aims to identify the institutional requirements for effective multilateral cooperation in the twenty-first century; propose reforms to strengthen or replace international institutions; and promote effective responses by the United States and its partners to today's daunting global challenges.

Stewart M. Patrick
Senior Fellow and Director

Miles Kahler
Senior Fellow for Global Governance

Esther Brimmer
Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Institutions

Megan Roberts
Associate Director

Alexandra Kerr
Assistant Director

Daniel Chardell
Research Associate

Naomi Egel
Research Associate

Theresa Lou
Research Associate


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