Announcing Summer 2001 Faculty Seminar on Global Governance
The Carnegie Council's Education Department invites applications from college teachers and independent scholars for its 2001 summer seminar "Supranationalism: The Ethics of Global Governance." The program will be held at the Council's headquarters in New York City from June 4 to July 13 under the auspices of the National Endowment for Humanities.
Specifically, the seminar will address:
From International Society to Global Governance. What are the ethical grounds for challenging the dominance of the nation state as primary actor in the global order?
Law and Human Rights in the New Global Order.Is law the best way to protect rights at the international level? If so, what sort of supranational structures are appropriate, and in what circumstances might they be counterproductive? What are the moral foundations of different international systems? Can morality exist without clearly defined agents? Will international organizations create a new international society, similar to the state system? Or will they lead to the creation of a global state? To what extent are new forms of global governance democratic? Do all members of the international system have the same rights and responsibilities?
Case Study: The United Nations & U.S. Politics. Subjects or Citizens in the International System: Can individuals simultaneously owe loyalties to ethnic communities, regional organizations, and transnational groups? What kind of representation can and should individuals have in newly powerful supranational institutions?
Case Study: Global Protests.
Case Study: International Criminal Court. Military Intervention & Global Governance. To what extent can the new global government system provide security? What happens when states violate the human rights of those within their own border? Should the international community intervene and if so, which military forces will be charged with that task? (Should the UN have a military force? Should the EU? If so, what will the shape of those forces be, and who will decide when they should be used?)
Case Study: The Balkans. Economic Crisis & Global Governance. In an economic climate where nation states find themselves increasingly unable to provide for their most underprivileged citizens, what measures can be taken? What are the responsibilities of individual states, the international community, and multinational corporations? How do these responsibilities measure up to standards of justice and obligations of "charity"? What role do non-governmental organizations and international organizations such as UNDP play in setting the agenda for reform?
Case Study: Financial Capital Movements. The Environment & Global Governance: What are the moral obligations of the international community to foster a form of economic development that respects the environment? How do these obligations differ from those of individual nation-states? How do we reconcile the needs for growth and sustainable development? Who regulates activities that cause environmental degradation, and who guides the economic and political forces that must be brought to bear to provide economic opportunities for all?
Case Study: Climate Change. Completed applications should be postmarked no later than March 1, 2001, and should be addressed directly to the Carnegie Council.
See also http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/programs/2001ethics.html
for information on terms and eligibility, course schedule and syllabus, and application form & instructions.
If you have further questions about this seminar, please contact Education Program Officer Tony Lang at 212/838-4120 ext. 233.
Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
170 E. 64th Street
New York, NY 10021
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