Global Governance | Report

Order and Disorder in Today’s Global Order

June 2015


In June 2015 the Stanley Center, the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, and Princeton University hosted the fifth in a series of workshops on global governance. The workshop convened scholars and former policymakers to critically examine the state of global governance and consider how to overcome its challenges.

The theme for this year’s workshop was “Order and Disorder in Today’s Global Order.” Panels included the following topics:

  • Has geopolitics ended global governance?
  • The world of order and disorder—global economic governance.
  • Is liberal internationalism doomed? The counter-hegemonic internationalism.
  • Geopolitics in Asia.
  • Can Paris bring the world together? COP21—do we need it?
  • Order and disorder—the rise of transnational threats.

In addition, the workshop held a special breakfast session where experts reviewed the state of climate change governance. This report, produced by CFR, captures the workshop discussion.