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Video: How Can Globalisation be Governed?

This webinar featuring Peter Nicholson took place on April 29, 2020 as part of our Policy Challenges During a Pandemic series.

The pace and extent of globalisation has rapidly expanded with the evolution of technology. As a result, 'our human footprint' has reaped several global collective action dilemmas, such as climate change, financial collapse, and most pertinently, pandemic disease. In this webinar, Peter Nicholson discusses three models for mapping out these repercussions -- a multipolar, a bipolar, and a unipolar approach. Peter elaborates on how these models will impact the future of globalisation governance in the context of COVID-19. 

Peter Nicholson

Peter Nicholson’s varied career has included senior executive positions in the banking, telecommunications and fisheries industries, as well as a number of public service positions. From 2003 to 2006, he was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada. In 2002-03 he was Special Advisor to the Secretary-general of the OECD, and in 1994-95 was the Clifford Clark Visiting Economist with Finance Canada. Dr. Nicholson was the inaugural president of the Council of Canadian Academies from February 2006 through December 2009. The Council supports expert panels that assess the science that is relevant to issues of public importance. Educated in physics and mathematics, Dr. Nicholson received his PhD from Stanford University in 1969. He is a Member of the Order of Canada and of the Order of Nova Scotia.

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Policy Challenges During a Pandemic

Policy Challenges During a Pandemic is a series of webinars and briefing notes addressing policy aspects of the current public health crisis.


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