International Institutions and Global Governance Program
Today’s most pressing challenges—ranging from combatting climate change to advancing global health—are transnational. No country can solve these challenges alone, and responses are frequently most effective when countries cooperate. The International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program aims to provide policymakers and international organizations with creative and practical solutions to improve multilateral responses to global threats.
Stewart Patrick argues that the United States can protect its sovereignty while advancing American interests in a global age. He clarifies what is at stake in the sovereignty debate, arguing that the nation must make "sovereignty bargains" to achieve its aims in a complex world.
As national governments, international institutions, and nonstate actors explore different approaches to Arctic governance, a cohesive approach is necessary to address the environmental, economic, sociocultural, and geopolitical challenges this region faces.
Sessions were held on denuclearizing North Korea, addressing global health among the world's aging population, managing energy and the environment in Asia, and the intersection of technology and nationalism.
Women are routinely underrepresented in peacekeeping operations, even though their participation has been shown to improve mission effectiveness and advance stability. The U.S. government should support a UN premium for police- and troop-contributing countries to increase the training and deployment of female peacekeepers.