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The Governance Report 2013

Speakers: Prof Helmut K. Anheier, Prof Mary Kaldor, Dr Inge Kaul, Prof Arne Westad; Chair: Prof Craig Calhoun

Tuesday 7 May 2013, 6.30pm, CLM.5.02, Clement House

How do we make sense of "governance" in a fast-changing and complex world? What are the main issues and components of, and for, good governance? In The Governance Report 2013, experts assembled by the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany) offer an analysis of what governance means today and what implications might be drawn by and for policy makers. Two of those experts (Helmut Anheier and Inge Kaul)  presented the Report's findings, focusing in particular on the need for a new paradigm - responsible sovereignty - to guide governance actors in addressing public problems, especially global ones. LSE's own Mary Kaldor and Arne Westad drew on their research and experience to critically examine the ideas raised. The Director of LSE Craig Calhoun moderated the discussion.

The event was followed by a reception at 8 pm in the Senior Common Room, Old Building.



Prof Helmut K. Anheier is Dean and Professorof Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. He also holds a chair of Sociology at Heidelberg University and serves as Academic Director of the Center for Social Investment. Professor Anheier founded and directed the Centre for Civil Society at LSE and the Center for Civil Society at UCLA.
Prof Mary Kaldor is Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at LSE. She was a founding member of the European Nuclear Disarmament and of the Helsinki Citizen's Assembly. She is also convenor of the Human Security Study Group, which reported to Javier Solana, and now Catherine Ashton.

Dr Inge Kaul is Adjunct Professor at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany. She was the first director of UNDP’s Human Development Report Office, a position, which she held from 1989 to 1994, and director of UNDP’s Office of Development Studies from 1995 to 2005.

Prof Arne Westad is Professor of International Relations at LSE and Director of LSE IDEAS. Professor Westad served for eight years as Director of Research at the Norwegian Nobel Institute, and has held visiting fellowships at Cambridge University and New York University. He is a visiting research professor at Hong Kong University. 


Prof Craig Calhoun is Director of LSE. He previously was University Professor at New York University and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge and President of the Social Science Research Council. 


CLM.5.02, Clement House, London School of Economics. Reception in the Senior Dining Room, Old Building. Map.