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Volume 4 Issue 2 Part 2

Multilateralism: Its Past, Present and Future

Winston P. Nagan, Samantha R. Manausa
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract This article introduces the twin themes of leadership and global constitutionalism. Today, we have a global constitution: the UN Charter. It has evolved into a weak instrument of global governance, and it needs to be strengthened by wise and brave leadership. The article provides a short overview of the historic emergence of constitutionalism, stressing the... Read more
Emil Constantinescu
Get Full Text in PDF With a special emphasis on the responsibility of the academic milieu* Abstract In order to understand “What the world will look like after the pandemic”, we must first understand the present we inhabit and learn from the lessons of the recent past. The COVID-19 pandemic is merely the latest—if, unfortunately, greatest—of the various crises that have continuously eroded the... Read more
Pavel Luksha, Witold Kinsner
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The Education subgroup of the GL-21 project recognizes that education plays a triple role in regard to the new model of leadership. First, we need education to serve leadership, to help educate leaders of the 21st century. In order to do so, education itself needs to be transformed so it can deliver new curricula and new pedagogies and thus it needs new models of... Read more
Yehuda Kahane
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract “There is no way to solve the environmental and social threats within the capitalist framework .” In these past two centuries, capitalism has driven substantial economic growth. However, this growth has not been responsible for the “thrivability” of our planet in terms of society and the environment. This economic model now threatens the continuation of the human... Read more
Mariana Bozesan, Thomas Kehler, Thomas Schulz
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has vividly demonstrated that humanity is not well prepared to address global challenges, particularly existential threats. This paper shows us how to restart the economy and ensure employment using an integral approach to sustainable investing in early stage start-ups using human-centered AI. As stimulus packages are being made available, the... Read more
Dragan Duricin
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Structural crises of the past have had a significant impact on the world economy even before the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in 2020. The ongoing medical crisis exacerbates the double dip recession we have witnessed before. Challenges are consequential. By checking the pulse of the global economy, we see a high level of risk, fragile growth outlook, and increasing... Read more
Stefan Brunnhuber, Garry Jacobs
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Development needs have primarily been financed through private sector financing, conventional public sector funding and philanthropic commitment. These traditional sources are not sufficient in scale and speed to meet the pressing finance needs. The world community is too busy repairing, stabilizing and refunding the given to maintain the stability of the existing... Read more
Alexander Likhotal
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract This generation has grown in the belief that history has ended before them, that now we live in an era of comfort and stability. Indeed, the post-Cold War context has given birth to beliefs that global solutions could be agreed upon and implemented to tackle global challenges. This proved to be an illusion. Awakening from a happy slumber to face reality was bitter.... Read more
David Chikvaidze
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The narrative ‘sweeps through’ history, starting with the Treaties of Westphalia in 1648, on to the Congress of Vienna of 1814-15, to the current terminology of ‘modern multilateralism’ with its lineage from the Versailles Treaty of 1919 and the League of Nations, to the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference at Bretton Woods in 1944, the European Coal and... Read more
Editors’ Note: Part 2 of the Spring 2020 issue of Cadmus is a continuation of the Working Group Papers of the UNOG-WAAS Project on Global Leadership in the 21st Century. These papers are intended to provide the basis for the econference “Strategies for Transformative Global Leadership”, organized by WAAS and UNOG from June 15-19, 2020. Those interested in participating in the e-... Read more