The Wilmette Institute’s Sunday, July 23, Web Talk will feature Augusto Lopez-Claros, the Director of the Global Indicators Group at the World Bank Group. He will be speaking on “The Emergence of Global Institutions.” The Web Talk will begin at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT, 8 p.m. Western European time). The talk will also be available on Facebook and YouTube without signing up. The talk and the questions and answers following the talk will be available on the Wilmette Institute YouTube channel some twenty-four hours after the live presentation.
Dr. Lopez-Claros states that the “present international institutions are clearly inadequate to the challenges of a globalized world hitting planetary limits” and asks the question, “What transformations are needed to make global governance more effective, and how might the transition be organized?” His presentation, which draws on insights from the writings of Shoghi Effendi, will share institutional, legal, and environmental perspectives on the characteristics required for international institutions in the twenty-first century and some of the steps necessary to put them into place.