Event: Economic Crisis and Regional Rebalancing/Reordering – From Trans-Atlantic to Global South?
The week of October 28th, 2012, the GEG Project and the Center for Governance and Sustainability participated in a seminar organized by the UMass Boston PhD program in Global Governance and Human Security in partnership with Aalborg University from Denmark. The purpose of this event was to create an academic space for reflection on new directions in analysis and policy in the fields of governance, human security, development, and international relations.
This reflection is imperative in the context of the aftermath of the 2008 global economic crisis. The aftershocks, incomplete recoveries, and on-going recessions following 2008 compel innovative revisionist inquiry and response in a variety of overlapping fields, such as the environment. Moreover, some argue that the economic crisis and its after effects have prompted a rebalancing or a reordering of regional balances of power.
Dr. Harris Gleckman, Senior Fellow from the Center for Governance and Sustainability and Michael Denney, Center Research Associate, presented the details of the Reader’s Guide to the World Economic Forum Global Redesign Initiative. Prof. Maria Ivanova, Co-Director of the Center, presented on ‘The State of Global Environmental Governance after Rio+20/GEO5.”
The event also served to extend the links between the two participant universities in terms of research and academic cooperation.