Council on Foreign Relations Global Governance Update
February, 2014

Dear Colleague:

Happy New Year from the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program! Since November, we have launched the redesigned Global Governance Monitor (GGM) on an exciting new interactive platform, released two installments of the Council of Councils (CoC) Global Memo series, and convened the fourth CoC Regional Conference in Mexico City.

As we continue to develop new ideas, publications, and tools to illuminate contemporary global issues, we invite you to read our newsletter, explore our website, and "like" us on Facebook.


Stewart M. Patrick

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


Newly Released

Introducing the New Global Governance Monitor

The IIGG team is thrilled to announce the redesigned Global Governance Monitor (GGM). The GGM, a multimedia interactive guide, is now sleeker and more intuitive, with a redesigned full-screen option that provides a stunning viewing experience. Educators, students, and researchers can now access the GGM on smartphones and tablets. The new interactive site features a renovated timeline, map, and search function, and dynamic research continues to provide up-to-date analysis on crime, public health, nuclear proliferation, finance, oceans, climate change, armed conflict, terrorism, and human rights. Lauch the Global Governance Monitor »

Council of Councils Regional Conference in Mexico

CFR convened the fourth Council of Councils Regional Conference: "The Future of the Americas in Global Governance." Participants discussed the coherence of a Latin American identity, Latin America in regional and global trade arrangements, the Group of Twenty and global governance, organized crime and narcotics, and energy security in Latin America. The conference also included keynote addresses from top policymakers, including Sergio Werlang, former director of the Brazilian Central Bank; José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs; and José Miguel Insulza, secretary general of the Organization of American States. Learn more about the event »

Good Enough Global Governance

International cooperation is increasingly taking place outside formal institutions, as frustrated actors turn to informal groups and ad hoc venues. The resulting clutter may be unsightly, but it's here to stay—so the challenge is to make it work as well as possible. In the latest edition of Foreign Affairs, Stewart Patrick, senior fellow and director of IIGG, argues for "good enough global governance." Read more »

Expanding the Global Memo Series

Rounding out the year, IIGG added two new publications to the Council of Councils Global Memo series. In the November edition, Jaime Zabludovsky Kuper, president of the Mexican Council on International Relations, and Sergio Gómez Lora, CEO of IQOM, discuss the evolving role of regional and subregional trade agreements in the architecture of international trade negotiations. In the December edition, Stewart Patrick, senior fellow and director of IIGG, previews the multilateral calendar for the coming year, highlighting the major global summits to watch in 2014.

The Global Memo is a monthly Expert Brief by an international authority on a major global event or significant global governance issue. The series 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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