Re-imagining the Future: Videos of York’s “The Future of Global Governance”

As promised, here are the video podcasts of “The Future of Global Governance?”

The conference was held on Wednesday 25 May 2011, 11:00-18:00, at York University, Toronto. The podcasts are edited by Stephen Gill and Grant W. McNair, York University.

Please click on the links below to view the podcasts of the presentations and discussions at this landmark conference, which featured a group of leading critical thinkers on geopolitics, international affairs, ethics, law, global society and political economy drawn from Canada and internationally. It was sponsored by York University, the Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Trudeau Foundation.

Part 1: Global Governance, Law and Legitimacy

  • A. Dr Mamdouh Shoukri, President, York University: “Welcome to the event & remarks on a recent visit to Egypt”. Click here
  • B. Stephen Gill. Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science, York University: Introductory remarks. “Global Governance: of what and for whom? Global crises and challenges for global governance”. Click here
  • C. Plenary Address by Richard Falk, Millbank Emeritus Professor of International Law and Politics, Princeton University and Distinguished Visiting Research Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara: “Horizons of Future Global Governance”.
    [In two parts] Part 1 Part 2

  • D. Respondent to Richard Falk: Upendra Baxi, President Emeritus University of Delhi, Professor Emeritus of Law Universities of Delhi and Warwick: “Crises and contradictions; questions of politics, resistance, revolution and justice”. Click here
  • Question and Answer with Professors Richard Falk and Upendra Baxi Click here

Part 2. Social Governance, Trade and Investment

  • A. Introduction by Claire Cutler, Professor of International Politics and Law, University of Victoria. Click here
  • B. Janine Brodie, Canada Research Chair in Social Governance and Political Economy, University of Alberta and Trudeau Fellow: “The Crisis of the Social; income inequality, neo-liberal governance and social literacy”. Click here
  • C. Scott Sinclair, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: “Trade and Investment Agreements and prospects for progressive governance”. Click here
  • D. Remarks by Claire Cutler followed by questions from the floor & responses by Janine Brodie and Scott Sinclair. Click here

Part 3: Critical Perspectives on the Future of Global Governance

  • A. Introductory remarks by Isabella Bakker, Professor of Political Science, York University and Trudeau Fellow.
    Followed by:

  • B. Saskia Sassen, Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University: “Expulsions: how will global governance respond to growing inequality and global dispossession?”
    To hear both: click here

  • C. Upendra Baxi: “Progressive global governance (PGG) and progressive global resistance (PGR). The global rule of law, justice and public and insurgent reason”. Click here
  • D. Remarks by Isabella Bakker and Richard Falk. Click here
  • E. Questions from the floor & responses by Saskia Sassen and Upendra Baxi.
    Followed by a brief expression of thanks by Patrick Monahan, Provost and Vice President Academic, York University. Click here

For further details of the conference program, sponsors and information about the speakers, plus developing news about publication plans see my earlier postings on this website and also the conference site.