In barely a year, Covid-19 has transformed from a localized outbreak to a global pandemic and, in the process, dramatically altered the existence of individuals, nations and the international community. As we mark the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization designating Covid-19 as a global pandemic, it is imperative to reflect on the role of global governance in addressing current and emerging challenges to the international community, international law and policy.
In this context, the Center for Global Governance and Emerging Law’s Global Governance and Emerging Law Trends & Book Launch conference will examine the many aspects of these trends in the legal and regulatory spheres. The conference will also serve as the official book launch for Prof. Dr. Alexandra R. Harrington’s new book, International Law and Global Governance: Treaty Regimes and Sustainable Development Goals Implementation. The goal of the conference is to assemble diverse voices from across disciplines to take stock of the impacts of the pandemic on global governance and how this will parallel future challenges for global governance in the legal and regulatory spheres.