San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
About this event:
Sustainable resources and energy policy are excellent examples of challenging governance topics that cannot be solved within a single country’s sovereignty and jurisdiction. Whilst there are institutions and conferences (e.g. Paris’ COP 21) that countries can use to cooperate in finding mutually appropriate ways ahead, it is sometimes hard to see whether progress is being made and if not, what to do instead. Academic study can help, and this is one of the objectives of the UCL Global Governance Institute (GGI). This talk will explore the application of a third generation of global governance research to understanding public policy delivery in sustainable development.
A first generation of global governance research has focused almost exclusively on formal mechanisms of interstate relations within public multilateral institutions, such as the UN Environmental Programme. With these structures apparently in gridlock, many observers now regard global governance to be in crisis. However, a second generation of disparate scholarship spanning international relations, public policy and international law has begun to investigate new forms of public and private global governance as a response to the limitations faced by states in tackling pressing transboundary challenges. The GGI seek to integrate insights across this theoretically and empirically-rich second generation of scholarship to tackle the complexity and dynamism of global public policy-making and delivery in the 21st century.
About the speaker
Dr Tom Pegram is Lecturer in Global Governance at University College London and the Deputy Director of the UCL Global Governance Institute. He completed his DPhil in Politics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford and has held research fellowships at Harvard and New York University Law Schools. His research interests lie at the boundaries of global governance, international organisations, and the transnational politics of human rights implementation. He is co-editor of Human Rights, State Compliance, and Social Change: Assessing National Human Rights Institutions (CUP, 2012) and his scholarly articles have appeared in International Organization, The European Journal of International Relations, Human Rights Quarterly and Millennium, among others.
The seminar is a joint venture between UCL Energy Institute, UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources and UCL Global Governance Institute. We expect this event to be extremely popular, and places will be on a first come first served basis. We only allow one ticket registration per email address. If multiple tickets are registered to a single attendee you will be contacted and the duplicate tickets will be cancelled. If you are no longer able to attend please email email@example.com.
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UCL Energy Institute
About the UCL Energy Institute:
Founded in June 2009, the UCL Energy Institute (UCL-Energy) was established as UCL’s response to the global challenges of mitigating climate change and providing energy security in the 21st century. UCL-Energy, which sits within the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at UCL, brings together different perspectives, understandings and procedures in energy research, transcending the boundaries between academic disciplines. It coordinates multidisciplinary teams from across the University, with the aim of accelerating the transition to a globally sustainable energy system through world-class energy research, education and policy support. www.ucl.ac.uk/energy Follow on Twitter @ucl_energy