Workshop and Discussion on Children of a Modest Star: Governance for a Planetary Age

Friday, December 3, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

This is a past event.
Virtual Event

Jonathan Blake, 2021-22 USC Berggruen Fellow
Nils Gilman, Vice President of Programs, Berggruen Institute; Deputy Editor of Noema Magazine

Moderator:
Saori Katada, Professor of International Relations, USC

Respondent:
Ananya Roy, Director, UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy

Friday, December 3, 2021
12:00-1:30pm PST
Zoom event

Please RSVP by 5:00pm on Thursday, December 2 to receive the Zoom link.

From pandemic management to climate change, the nation-state is ill-equipped to manage the underlying causes of planetary-scale disruptions and the consequences for local communities. This failure of states to govern effectively in turn produces a crisis of legitimacy. Solving these twin crises requires a fundamental reimagining and restructuring of our governing institutions. Children of a Modest Star: Governance for a Planetary Age argues for allocating governance authority to the smallest scale institutions that can effectively manage a challenge, so that local issues are addressed by local institutions and planet-wide issues are addressed by planetary institutions. Drawing on the number of disciplines, the book calls this new governance architecture planetary subsidiarity.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center on Science, Technology, and Public Life, the Berggruen Institute, and the USC Center for International Studies.

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