Board

The University in the Global Age: Pt II

In Pt I of my blog-column (6 Dec. ’19), I identified what I see as the main challenges facing tertiary education, globally.  These challenges, I suggest, have led many universities to an existential crisis as it dawns upon them that, for most, the traditional model of...

Earth Trusteeship:

 At the opening speech for last year’s Climate Week at the United Nations in New York, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern presented the Maori concept of kaitiakitanga as the key for combating climate change. She explained it in this way: "It means guardianship. But not...

The University in the Global Age:

 Last year I had the privilege of travelling around the US as an Eisenhower International Fellow. The experience was the most amazing of my professional career. In this column, I outline my Fellowship project - Global University 2.0 Let me convey what I see as the...

Individual Rights and State Responsibilities:

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle recalibrated the relationship among and between peoples, states and the international community. State sovereignty comes with responsibilities, domestic and international, along with privileges. Citizenship confers rights...

The Multilateral Crisis in Trade:

The 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit saw the Director-General of the WTO lament the multilateral crisis, stating that it is the worst crisis “not only for the WTO but for the whole multilateral trading system since the GATT in 1947”. No doubt, the foundations of trade in...

You May Also Like…

Climate Change and Global Governance

The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. While tangible progress was made both inside and outside the formal negotiations, the world still...