Course: Building a New System of Global Governance (2021)
Faculty Mentor: Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing
Student: Farrah Farkhondeh Marasco
In the course Building a New System of Global Governance, I learned not to be fearful but to look for solutions to issues; in the context of this class, solutions to global issues. We were reminded about how the United Nations was formed, how the European Coal and Steel Community was formed, and how the United States of America came into being. We have created new forms of governance in the past, so we can do it now. We need to spread these ideas about building global governance. Hopelessness and helplessness must be replaced with hopefulness and trust, now more than ever.
I was inspired by the course to offer a workshop called “Re-Imagining Community Building 2022 — There is no they, only us!” This workshop was presented via Zoom through the Surrey Interfaith Council.
Community building begins with individuals and expands all the way to our leaders. The workshop stressed the importance of choosing trustworthy, high-minded leaders to serve us.
The course has also helped me to articulate better the importance of the oneness of humanity and building a global community. The video recording of the workshop is provided below.