International organisations, especially the United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions remain key components of the global governance architecture – from peace and security to humanitarian assistance and achieving the world´s sustainable development goals. Join us for a keynote lecture given by Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations on how international organisations are governed, followed by a panel discussion together with Thomas J. Biersteker, Graduate Institute Geneva, and Franz Baumann, Member of the Board of Trustees and Senior Fellow, Hertie School and Assistant Secretary-General (ret.) of the United Nations, New York, chaired by Wolfgang Ischinger, Hertie School. This expert panel will explore the questions of what challenges do international organisations face, and what proposals for reform are currently being considered?
The lecture series Advances in corporate governance: comparative perspectives is organized as part of the 2017 Michael Endres Prize, which was awarded to Theodor Baums, Professor for Civil, Trade and Business Law at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, for his outstanding contributions to corporate governance research.