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Sep 22, 2015

The 70th anniversary of the signing and entry into force of the UN Charter should call attention to the historical underpinnings of contemporary global governance. Unfortunately, today’s fashion of “good-enough” global governance abandons the strategy of constructing robust intergovernmental organizations; and it is dramatically inadequate to guarantee dignified human survival, especially because our forebears did much better. Insights from 1942 to 1945 remain valid for addressing 21st-century global challenges. But do we have the wit and will to do what is necessary without a global catastrophe? Thomas G. Weiss, Presidential Professor of Political Science at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, addressed why  “’Good Enough’ Global Governance Ain’t Good Enough.”