Academy of Global Governance - 2013 Executive Training Seminar Series
Scientific Organizers : Ruth Rubio-Marín (EUI) and Eléonore Lépinard (University of Lausanne)
20-22 November 2013, European University Institute, Florence (Italy)
What is the academy of global governance ?
The Academy of Global Governance (AGG) is a unique executive training programme, where theory and “real world” experience meet. Trainers at the AGG are leading academics, former ministers, heads of international organizations and top executives. AGG trainees – young executives, policy makers, diplomats, international organisations and public sector officials, private sector professionals, and junior academics - have diverse backgrounds, operate in a wide range of contexts, and come from the different corners of the world, to share views and debate in the vibrant academic environment of the European University Institute. The AGG’s trainees benefit from a network of academics and international top-level officials, and from an extremely stimulating discussion on topical issues relating to governance.
There is a global trend towards the endorsement of gender quotas in political and economic decision- making structures raising the question of gender parity as global governance aspiration. International and regional organizations which have endorsed the use of gender quotas include the UN, ILO, OECD, the European Union, the Council of Europe and the Organization of American States. Moreover, these global and regional institutions appear to be increasingly coordinating amongst themselves and also linking up with national and local initiatives in their efforts to advance the agenda of women’s empowerment. This high level seminar is intended to provide a systematic and comparative perspective on the promotion, adoption and implementation of gender quotas in political and economic structures throughout the world, but also, and more importantly, to discuss their underlying logic, expected effects, and conceptual contributions to widespread understandings of equality, democracy and global governance.