16-18 November 2020 | Executive seminar
In an increasingly interconnected world, many policy issues and governance challenges can only be addressed at the global level, while others must be addressed at the national and local levels. In the past decade, multilateralism has increasingly come to be viewed as opposed to nationalism and there are a wide variety of approaches with regard to the degree centralisation of public services. The course will examine the principles for the appropriate distribution of authority and responsibility with regard to global problems that have diverse national and local repercussions. Participants will study how multilateral and national approaches to these problems can be designed on complementary lines. The following policy areas will be considered: The Sustainable Development Goals, trade and investment, climate change and the environment, social cohesion and governance, the digital economy and governance, education in the digital age, international financial architecture, monetary and fiscal policy, and international financial architecture.
Since the tackling of global problems requires global policy coordination, national policy implementation and local initiative and compliance, the course will cover the principles and tools whereby decision makers in policymaking, business and civil society may be brought into cohesive interaction, with the aim of generating inclusive and sustainable prosperity. Participants will explore how economic progress can be measured beyond GDP and business performance can be assessed beyond shareholder value. Participants will write policy briefs addressing specific global problems against the backdrop of current policy experience.