This weekend, from Oct. 2-4, The Centre for International Governance Innovation will host its annual conference in Waterloo, Ontario. This year’s theme is Towards a Global New Deal and features a keynote address by the 2008 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, Dr. Paul Krugman. More from the conference website:
The conference will address two broad themes. First, the impact of the current global economic crisis on the ability of various governance systems to manage globalization and policy priorities will be examined. Speakers will discuss the effects of the crisis on global finance, trade and investment, food security and poverty, and environmental challenges. Secondly, participants will debate the shifting role of the state in economic governance, the role of policy coordination and the long-term impact of short-term policy reactions to the crisis.
Launching at the conference is the newest co-publication from WLU Press and CIGI. The Global Food Crisis: Governance Challenges and Opportunities captures the debate about how to go forward and examines the implications of the crisis for food security in the world’s poorest countries, both for the global environment and for the global rules and institutions that govern food and agriculture.
“This fine collection of essays puts the food crisis into the ecological, social, political, global, and institutional context that the debate so urgently needs.” – Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System