International Institutions: New Roles for the Global Age

March 11, 2008

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Samantha Power

The United Nations, NATO, World Bank, and International Criminal Court are struggling to respond to today's many transnational challenges. How should the world organize to respond to the most pressing humanitarian and development problems? What kinds of international structures are needed to manage the complex political and economic forces of the global age? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power argues for reforming and renewing the United Nations and other international institutions at this crucial international juncture.

Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

The event is presented as part of "The Road to 2008: American Leadership in an Uncertain World."  This 2007-2008 Chicago and the World Forum continues with a seven-part series on major international issues the next administration will face, including the role of international institutions, the Middle East, U.S. - Europe relations, globalization, and the rise of Asia.

 

Recorded Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at InterContinental Hotel.