This conference, hosted by Joseph Stiglitz and Mary Kaldor (LSE), addresses interrelated dimensions of economic, environmental, and physical security in a global context. Underlying the conference is the recognition that globalization has generated new and multiple sources of insecurity and that nation-states are no longer able to provide the kind of protection to individual citizens that formed the basis of the national social covenant. The development of policies to enhance citizens' security within this new global context will be pivotal for the success of democratic governments in the coming decades. Conference discussion themes include social protection, protection against violence, environmental protection, the urbanization of global challenges, and global governance. Both prominent scholars and policy makers discuss these various subjects during this conference.
About this session:
Globalization has been associated with increasing economic insecurity and growing inequality. While this might suggest the need for strengthening social protections, some countries have responded to the competitive pressures of globalization by stripping them back. How can we respond to these threats of globalization without protectionism? Chaired by Ngiare Woods, presententers for this session include Joseph Stiglitz, Karl Ove Moene, Leif Pagrotsky, Kemal Dervis and George Soros.