There are more reasons today than there were just a few years ago to regret the patent inaction, or even obstruction, to reform some critical aspects of the international system. This is worrisome because the opportunity cost of such inaction, human and economic, is mounting.
Conflicts taking hundreds of thousands of human lives and resulting in millions of refugees; quasi-stagnant developed and emerging economies regressing to the mean in their growth trajectory; globalization contained or retreating because its downsides are not addressed and its upsides are not tapped more decisively; the global community’s failure to adequately provide significant global public goods like climate change mitigation; and stubborn attachment to expensive approaches to deal with some problems despite overwhelming evidence against their efficacy; are all challenges being hugely enlarged, although of course not solely caused, by lack of serious commitment to enlightened international collective action.
The language of the event will be English.
8:00-8:30 pm: Registration
8:30-9:00 pm: Talk
9:00-9:10 pm: Comments & Analysis from Dr. QI Ye
9:10-9:45 pm: Q&A
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