Global Governance

world.warutob.xyz Global Governance 2011-2020

city.kicocewahuta.buzz 1. Transformational Global Leadership (2019-2020)

  1. In 2018 MSS prepared a research paper and a proposal in association with WAAS for a project in collaboration with the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) to develop strategies to fill the global leadership vacuum. The project was approved and was inaugurated during a high-level meeting held at Baku, Azerbaijan titled in April 2019 entitled “Global Leadership in the 21st century.”
  2. This project was jointly launched by WAAS and the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) in June 2019 to accelerate progress on pressing challenges and emerging opportunities, and accelerate implementation of the SDGs. This multistakeholder, multi-sectoral project will culminate in a major conference at UNOG on October 27-28, 2020 on the occasion of the UN's 75th anniversary celebration, followed by a final report to the UN, development of university level courses and media outreach strategies. MSS is a core partner in this project.
  3. In November 2019 MSS participated in two executive briefings at UNOG for UN agencies, UN member states and leading international NGOs. In December MSS collaborated in launching an online survey of these agencies and other collaborating partners in order to identify fundamental principles and effective strategies that can be applied to consciously accelerate the process of global social transformation. MSS staff have been providing administrative and research support for the project.
  4. On March 5-7, 2020, MSS participated in the 2nd World Sustainable Development Forum (WSDF) at Durango, Mexico. A meeting with 35 representatives of international youth groups, including Fridays for the Future, enabled WAAS to enlist the active participation of youth groups in GL-21.
  5. Part I of an online roundtable on “Catalyzing Rapid Social Transformation” was held electronically on March 11, 2020 over a webinar to discuss topics included in the Dubrovnik Roundtable originally scheduled on March 8 evening to March 11 afternoon and subsequently postponed due to the Corona Virus threat. A second online meeting, Part II, has also been proposed at a later date to cover other topics of the original agenda. MSS presented at the conference.
  6. Publications: An article titled “Global Leadership in the 21st Century” [1] by Garry Jacobs, Donato Kiniger-Passigli and David Chikvaidze was published in the May 2019 issue of Cadmus Journal.

kolisesip.bar/249.php 2. Democracy, Peace and Global Governance (2018-2019)

  1. MSS continued its research project on the future of democracy and global governance in 2018-2019. A preliminary report on the Society’s research on political economy, neoliberalism and democracy was presented at an international conference at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea on September 21, 2017 in which Irina Bokova, former Director General of Unesco was also a speaker.
  2. A three-day roundtable on Future of Democracy was conducted at the Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik on April 3-5, 2018 by WAAS and World University Consortium in collaboration with Dag Hammarskjold University College of International Relations and Diplomacy (Croatia), Mother’s Service Society (India) and the Person-Centered Approach Institute (Italy).
  3. On May 28-29, 2018 the Parliament of Georgia hosted an International Conference in Tbilisi “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—Exploring challenges and lessons learnt for the next level of ambitious implementation”. Conference participants included nine ministers and senior officials of the Government of Georgia, the regional representatives of UNDP and World Bank, representatives of OECD, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and other international experts. MSS staff presented at the event.
  4. The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, a WAAS Centre of Excellence, organized an exploratory workshop in good governance in the Levant at Bucharest on October 29-30, 2018. The meeting brought together international and national members of the Institute’s Scientific Council who are WAAS Fellows together with external experts and research staff of the Institute. MSS was represented by Garry Jacobs who presented a paper and served on a panel at the event.
  5. Two roundtables on “Governance & Law: Challenges & Opportunities” and “Future of Democracy: Challenges & Opportunities” were held on November 5-6, 2018 and November 7-9, 2019 at the World Bank in Washington D. C and Ethical Markets Media, in St, Augustine, Florida respectively. The roundtables explored the foundations of democratic governance, the challenges confronting democracies today, the impact of globalization and neoliberalism on democratic societies and politics, the continued struggle over the distribution of power and rights in modern societies, the challenges posed by technological advances and social media, the impact of resurgent nationalism and populism, proven remedies and alternative approaches available to enhance the institution’s effectiveness and reinforce underlying democratic principle, and evolutionary alternatives that might gradually supplant the forms of democracy prevalent today. MSS staff presented at the roundtables co-organized by WAAS and WUC.
  6. WAAS collaborated with the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Global Ethics (Global Institute and Alliance for Peace Beyond Borders) and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization (ISACCL) and conducted on March 7-9, 2019, a High Level Forum in the Italian Senate in Rome on the theme “The Levant Initiative for World Peace”. MSS staff spoke at the event.
  7. The Kopaonik Business Forum, held on March 3–6, 2019 at the Kopaonik Mountain, in the central part of Serbia, was the largest annual meeting of businessmen, economists, experts, researchers, scholars, politicians and diplomats in Southeastern Europe. This year, its topic was “Serbia Ten Years after the Great Recession: The Imperative for the Robust Growth.” The organizer of the event was the Serbian Association of Economists. Garry Jacobs delivered a keynote address based on the research findings of MSS on social and economic development.
  8. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the end of the Cold War, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization (ISACCL), a WAAS Centre of Excellence, in partnership with the Romanian Foundation for Democracy and with the support of the Romanian Government and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will organize the International Conference on “30 years since the Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe: The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in Approaching Protracted Conflicts”, in Bucharest in April 2019. MSS staff will participate in the event.
  9. Publications: “The Future of Democracy: Challenges & Prospects” [8] by Garry Jacobs et al., was published in Volume 3 Issue 4 of Cadmus Journal in May 2018. MSS staff published a paper titled “The Reunification of Germany & Global Social Evolution” [9] in Volume 3 Issue 5 of Cadmus Journal in October 2018.

3. Transformational Global Leadership(2018-2019)

In 2018 MSS prepared a research paper and a proposal in association with WAAS for a project in collaboration with the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) to develop strategies to fill the global leadership vacuum. The project was approved and will be inaugurated during a high level meeting to be held at Baku, Azerbaijan titled in April 2019 entitled “Global Leadership in the 21st century.” The initiative seeks to promote the emergence of the dynamic leadership needed at the global level to successfully address the major environmental, social and economic challenges facing humanity. The project has been approved by Michael Møller, Director-General of The UN in Geneva.

Publications: “The Leadership the World Needs” [10] and “Ideas that Changed the World” [11] by Ashok Natarajan were published in the October 2018 and May 2019 issues of Cadmus Journal.  An article titled “Global Leadership in the 21st Century” [12] by Garry Jacobs, Donato Kiniger-Passigli and David Chikvaidze will be published in the May 2019 issue of Cadmus Journal.

4. Democracy, Peace and Global Governance(2017-2018)

  1. MSS is engaged in a multiyear research project on the future of democracy and global governance. A preliminary report on the Society’s research on political economy, neoliberalism and democracy was presented at an international conference at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea on September 21, 2017
  2. MSS also presented a paper at the International Conference on Globalization 2017 organized by Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia on Sep 27-30, 2017.
  3. MSS also conducted research in preparation for an International Roundtable on Future of Democracy which it is co-organizing at Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik on April 3-5, 2018 in collaboration with WAAS, WUC, Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations & Diplomacy, Croatia; Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy.
  4. Publications:
  • MSS staff published papers titled “Peace, Security, Globalisation & Cultural Diplomacy” in Volume 3 Issue 2 of Cadmus Journal in May 2017 and “The Political Economy of Neoliberalism and Illiberal Democracy” (Cadmus Vol 3.3 Oct 2017) [5, 6].
  • Two new papers on “Cryptocurrencies & the Challenge of Global Governance” and “The Future of Democracy: Challenges & Prospects” have been accepted for publication in the May 2018 issue of Cadmus Journal (V2 I4).

5. Come on!: Report to The Club of Rome(2017-2018)

MSS staff contributed a chapter on Education for the Club of Rome’s recent report titled Come on! that aims for a new paradigm in education by urging business, civil society organizations, universities and other socially responsible individuals to get involved in creating a much-needed momentum for bringing about a major rethinking of the current education system. The report, published in January 2018 by the Club’s co-presidents Ernst von Weizsacker and Anders Wijkman, calls for a major paradigm shift needed in the field; he argues that a 21st century system that follows the 19th century education system is not just unsustainable, it results in major underutilization of human capital. A shift is needed from passive to active learning, from memorization to critical thinking, from processing information to seeking lifelong education, from seeking a degree to gaining knowledge, from social conformity to mental individuality.

6. New Paradigm Research (2017-2018)

  1. MSS continued its research on the root causes of the multiple challenges facing humanity today in order to formulate an integrated perspective, a comprehensive strategy and detailed policy framework attuned to the realities, needs and emerging opportunities of the 21st century. 
  2. Conference on Globalism and Nationalism: MSS participated in an international conference on Globalism and Nationalism organized by the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts and the World Academy of Art and Science in Podgorica on November 2-3, 2017.
  3. Conference on Anticipation: MSS staff prepared and presented a research paper at the International Conference on Anticipation, Agency and Complexity organized by the University of Trento in Trento, Italy from 6 to 8 April 2017. Among the fifty participants were various prominent personalities of academia, business sector and international institutions. MSS presented a paper on “Anticipation, Transdisciplinary Social Theory and Integrated Thinking”.
  4. Conference on New Paradigm in Politics and Economics: MSS delivered an address on New Paradigm in Politics and Economics at a conference organized by the Laszlo Institute for New Paradigm Research in Italy in May 2017.
  5. Publications: After the conference the Society was invited to contribute a chapter to a book presenting the major findings of the conference. The Handbook of New Paradigm Research was published in Europe in August 2017 incorporating our research paper on the science of life. [7]

7. Leadership (2016-2017)

MSS collaborated with the World Academy of Art and Science and the World University Consortium for a post-graduate level course on Leadership in March 2015. The course, titled “Essence of effective Leadership”, explored the characteristics common to leaders in business, politics, civil society, science, arts, professions and education and examined methods by which these characteristics can be consciously developed by individuals. Apart from the presentations, the faculty interacted with offline and online participants to bring out the theoretical significance and practical relevance of the material. Janani Harish’s paper “Leadership for a New Paradigm in Human Development” has been accepted for publication in the May 2015 issue of Cadmus Journal. In 2015-16, MSS began collaborating with Global Institute for Integral Management Studies, Kochi, Kerala to develop a new curriculum for teaching principles of business management. MSS staff have been conducting training for GIIMS faculty members and delivering lectures to students.

8. The New Paradigm (2016-2017)

MSS continued its collaboration with the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS) and the World University Consortium (WUC) on a project to examine the root causes of the multiple challenges facing humanity today in order to formulate an integrated perspective, a comprehensive strategy and detailed policy framework attuned to the realities, needs and emerging opportunities of the 21st century. The project seeks to explore the linkages and interdependencies between issues related to economy, employment, ecology, education, global governance, rule of law, international security, social stability and human welfare. An in ternational conference was organized in collaboration with WAAS and the Nizami Ganjavi International Center in Azerbaijan at Baku on April 30, 2014 entitled “New Paradigm for Human Development”. Participants included 30 leaders from 10 international organizations. Another international conference was conducted at Almaty, Kazakhstan on November 5-7, 2014 in collaboration with WAAS, WUC and the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University on New paradigm of Sustainable Human Development with more than 350 participants. The keynote address was delivered by K. J. Tokayev, Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan and former Director General of the UN in Geneva. MSS staff conducted research and made presentations in all these conferences. The society’s work during the year included preparation of a 150 page draft report integrating different aspects of the new paradigm research which was presented and discussed at a working group meeting in Podgorica, Montenegro on March 27-28, 2015. Article by MSS staff was published in Cadmus Journal entitled “New Paradigm: The Necessity and the Opportunity” (in May 2014). Two more articles were published in the May 2015 issue of the journal titled “Is the World Floundering or Has She a Vision?” and “Uncorking the Future: Transitions to a New Paradigm”. The XII International Colloquium took place in Gainesville, Florida, USA at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, from May 20-22, 2015. On November 10, 2015 WAAS and WUC convened a meeting in CERN, Geneva focusing on paradigm shifts. The XIII International Colloquium held in Lisbon on May 11-13, 2016, explored the eco-social and political transitions and their consequences. The conference called for a new paradigm in eco-social, political transitions. MSS participated in an international conference organized by WAAS and Kyung Hee University, Seoul, titled “New Paradigm and Planetary Engagement” in September 2016. MSS also conducted research and participated in the conference on the impact of technological advances on employment conducted at Podgorica, Montenegro in May 2016. MSS staff participated and presented at a 3 day PG level course on Social Power in from October 31-November 2, 2016 at IUC Dubrovnik. Garry Jacobs co-chaired a session on the need for human-centered economic theory and also presented at the conference. WAAS and WUC convened a gathering of the New Economic Theory Working Group of which MSS is a member for a lecture series on new perspectives in Economics to call for a new paradigm in economics held at IUC Dubrovnik, Croatia, from January 31-February 3, 2017.

9. Social Power (2016-2017)

MSS has been collaborating with WAAS-WUC to explore the sources, expressions, determinants and consequences of the creation, distribution and exercise of social power in politics, economy, society and individual psychology.  The project will examine the different forms in which power develops and acts, including military, government and political parties, law, commerce, communication, transportation, media, religion, technology, science, education and other social expressions. It will also examine the process by which social potential develops, gets organized and channeled for social progress, as well as the process by which power is usurped or diverted for the benefits of smaller elites. A 3 day PG level course was held on Social Power at IUC Dubrovnik from October 31-November 2, 2016 in which MSS staff presented and provided admin support.

10. Leadership(2015-2016)

MSS collaborated with the World Academy of Art and Science and the World University Consortium for a post-graduate level course on Leadership in March 2015. The course, titled “Essence of effective Leadership”, explored the characteristics common to leaders in business, politics, civil society, science, arts, professions and education and examined methods by which these characteristics can be consciously developed by individuals. Apart from the presentations, the faculty interacted with offline and online participants to bring out the theoretical significance and practical relevance of the material.Janani Harish’s paper “Leadership for a New Paradigm in Human Development” has been accepted for publication in the May 2015 issue of Cadmus Journal. In 2015-16, MSS began collaborating with Global Institute for Integral Management Studies, Kochi, Kerala to develop a new curriculum for teaching principles of business management. MSS staff conducted a two day training program for GIIMS faculty on July 22-23, 2015.

11. The New Paradigm (2015-2016)

MSS continued its collaboration with the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS) and the World University Consortium (WUC) on a project to examine the root causes of the multiple challenges facing humanity today in order to formulate an integrated perspective, a comprehensive strategy and detailed policy framework attuned to the realities, needs and emerging opportunities of the 21st century. The project seeks to explore the linkages and interdependencies between issues related to economy, employment, ecology, education, global governance, rule of law, international security, social stability and human welfare. An international conference was organized in collaboration with WAAS and the NizamiGanjavi International Center in Azerbaijan at Baku on April 30, 2014 entitled “New Paradigm for Human Development”. Participants included 30 leaders from 10 international organizations. Another international conference was conducted at Almaty, Kazakhstan on November 5-7, 2014 in collaboration with WAAS, WUC and the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University on New paradigm of Sustainable Human Development with more than 350 participants. The keynote address was delivered by K. J. Tokayev, Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan and former Director General of the UN in Geneva. MSS staff conducted research and made presentations in all these conferences. The society’s work during the year included preparation of a 150 page draft report integrating different aspects of the new paradigm research which was presented and discussed at a working group meeting in Podgorica, Montenegro on March 27-28, 2015. Article by MSS staff was published in Cadmus Journal entitled “New Paradigm: The Necessity and the Opportunity” (in May 2014). Two more articles were published in the May 2015 issue of the journal titled “Is the World Floundering or Has She a Vision?” and “Uncorking the Future: Transitions to a New Paradigm”.The XII International Colloquium took place in Gainesville, Florida, USA at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, from May 20-22, 2015.On November 10, 2015 WAAS and WUC convened a meeting in CERN, Geneva focusing on paradigm shifts.

12. Global Governance & Global Rule of Law (2014-2015)

A. In 2012-13 MSS conducted research for a web seminar it organized in collaboration with WAAS on ‘The Global Rule of Law’ in May. The seminar was intended to explore the relationship between the social, political and legal dimensions of global rule of law in an effort to frame the boundaries of a wider approach to the evolution of global governance.

B. In 2013-14, research focused on the problems of governing an increasingly globalized world community in which legal and political power still reside largely with nation states that claim principles of national sovereignty, even over actions which impact on the entire world community. An article on “The Evolution of Sovereignty” [8] appeared in Eruditio Journal in September 2013.  Discussions on the relationship between social process, political process and constitutive process were conducted at several international conferences related to the New Paradigm Project.

C. Global Employment Challenge

MSS continued its research on the global employment challenge in 2014-15 focusing on formulation of suitable strategies to reduce the rising levels of unemployment. MSS conducted research on strategies to address the very high levels of unemployment in Bosnia & Herzegovina and presented its findings at an international conference in Sarajevo on July 1, 2014.