Challenges of Global Governance

Challenges of Global Governance

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Stewart M. Patrick, CFR's senior fellow and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program, discusses the challenges of global governance with professors and students, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

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Speakers

Stewart M. Patrick

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

Moderators

Irina A. Faskianos

Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations

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