Talk looks at world in flux July 27, 2012 One of the world’s foremost social scientists will explore the changing nature of global governance as part of the Visiting Scholar Seminar Series on Wednesday, August 1. Professor Luk Van Langenhove is Director of the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Belgium and Representative of the Rector at UNESCO. He has published widely on regional integration, social sciences, psychology and positioning theory. Professor Van Langenhove will give a historical analysis of international multilateral governance, from its genesis at the Peace of Westphalia through its incarnation in the post-Second World War landscape in the forms of the United Nations and ‘Bretton Woods’ institutions. He will then argue that in its current form – intended to serve and protect the interests of sovereign states – the system is not up to facing the planet’s challenges. What Professor Van Langenhove sees instead is ‘multilateralism mode 2.0’, which recognises the rise of regionalism, the growing autonomy of international organisations and the increasing influence of citizens in debating and deciding issues in a wired world. The Future of Multilateralism: Is time ready for Multilateralism 2.0? will take place in the Brian Hill Lecture Theatre, Murdoch University South Street Campus at 1.30pm. Print This Post Media contact: Rob Payne Tel: (08) 9360-2491 | Mobile: | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: Events, Teaching and Learning, Future Students, International students, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Sir Walter Murdoch School Tags: international relations, luk van langenhove, multilateralism, multilateralism mode 2.0, regionalism, un, unesco, united nations university institute on comparative regional integration studies, visiting scholar seminar lecture series Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!