The Likely Trajectory of Global Governance after the U.S. Elections: A Comparative Perspective

As the COVID-19 pandemic still ravaging the world has made abundantly clear, international legal cooperation is needed in the face of a common disaster more than ever. The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election will have lasting implications for the future of global governance, regardless of the outcome. This panel will explore the future of foreign policy and global governance once the world knows who the next U.S. President will be. Panelists will participate in a roundtable discussion surveying issues including climate change, trade, diplomacy, international peace and justice, participation in international organizations, and pandemic response. The panelists will also consider how relations between the United States and other countries and regions may shift due to a change or continuation of U.S. leadership.

This panel is part of a series of virtual events held throughout fall 2020 by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy to help continue global conversations and engagement.

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Moderator: Leila Nadya Sadat, James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law; Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Panelists

  • Mr. Travis L. Adkins, Lecturer of African and Security Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
  • Dr. Ayelet Berman, Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore
  • Professor Cinnamon PiƱon Carlarne, Associate Dean for Faculty and Intellectual Life, Alumni Society Designated Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University
  • Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp, former United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
  • Dr. Pedro Villarreal, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg