Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture: Global Economic Governance and its Importance for Security and Justice

Humanity faces a growing range of problems with global security and justice implications that need urgent attention but exceed current capacities of states and global institutions alike, among them global economic governance. To address this capacity deficit, Stimson and The Hague Institute have convened a Commission on Global Security, Justice, and Governance – a select group of eminent statespersons and public intellectuals – to create a focused set of reform recommendations for release before the UN’s 70th Anniversary Summit next September.

WHAT: Presentation of a new work by Columbia University Professor José Antonio Ocampo, author and Commission member.
WHERE: The Stimson Center
1111 19th Street, NW, 12th Floor
Washington DC, 20036
WHEN: 20 November 2014, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Reception to follow)
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Welcoming remarks by:

  • Ms. Ellen Laipson
    President and CEO, The Stimson Center,
  • Dr. Abiodun Williams
    President, The Hague Institute for Global Justice
  • Ms. Michèle Auga
    Executive Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Office.



Commission Member José Antonio Ocampo, currently Professor of Professional Practice at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Fellow with the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, whose record of public service – encompassing tenure as Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations, Executive Secretary for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), as well as Minister of Finance and Central Bank Chairman for Colombia – makes him a leading voice on the Commission for articulating the importance of global economic and social governance to achieve greater global security and justice.

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