There is much debate today in all sectors of society about globalisation, which is seen as both a threat and an opportunity. Based at the University of Helsinki, the Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research took a broad view on globalisation and questions of global governance so as not to be overly constrained by the methods and approaches of individual disciplines.
Researchers at the CoE included scholars from as diverse fields as international politics, international law and social anthropology. Aiming innovatively to integrate the perspectives of different disciplines, the CoE worked to research global governance and its organisation for purposes of political decision-making.
The CoE was headed by Professor Jan Klabbers.
- Academy Professor Jan Klabbers
Professor Jan Klabbers named Martti Ahtisaari Academy Professor (Academy press release 8 Nov 2012)