Scholar to discuss the governing of globalization at Feb. 27 talk

Tony PorterThe campus community is invited to attend a discussion led by Tony Porter, professor of political science at McMaster University, titled “Can Globalization Be Governed?” on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Thwing Center’s Spartan Room.

The discussion will examine how, when and by whom globalization could be governed. Porter is a leading scholar of business regulation and global governance, especially financial regulation and processes of hybrid public/private rule-making that cross international borders. Some of his recent research has studied creation of transnational rules produced by business associations and international standard-setting bodies; the Financial Stability Board created to coordinate central banks and national financial regulators in the wake of the financial crisis; and influences on international elites from processes such as peer reviews of “best practices” in national governance.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Policy Studies and is made possible by the generosity of Eloise Briskin.

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