The Emerging International Architecture: Implications for Global Governance
November 19, 2009: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In the aftermath of the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression, there is a growing global consensus that the existing international architecture for transnational issues, such as climate change, trade, and finance, is inadequate.
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6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking
6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation
8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Drinks at The Midway Club, Fifth Floor
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In the aftermath of the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression, there is a growing global consensus that the existing international architecture for transnational issues, such as climate change, trade, and finance, is inadequate. While the recent "G" processes (G-8, G-20, G-x) for heads of state suggest that a new international architecture focused on reforms will emerge, it is less understood how these summits of leaders will interact with established international institutions such as the UN, World Bank, and the IMF. What are the implications for the US role in a changing global order and what does this dynamic mean for global governance?
The International Roundtable is pleased to host Vladimir Sambaiew, who worked on these issues while at the US Department of State. Following a 30-year career in the US Foreign Service, Vlad assumed the position of President at The Stanley Foundation, a nonpartisan, private operating foundation focusing primarily on peace and security issues and advocating principled multilateralism. See www.stanleyfoundation.org for details of the foundation's activities and priorities.
Vladimir Sambaiew (Speaker)
President, The Stanley Foundation
Vladimir P. Sambaiew is president and chief executive officer at the Stanley Foundation. He joined the foundation September 4, 2007, following a 30-year US State Department career.
As minister counselor for economic affairs at the US Embassy in Mexico City, Mr. Sambaiew was responsible for all aspects of economic and trade relations between the United States and Mexico. He served in similar positions at US embassies in Paris and Ottawa. Mr. Sambaiew directed the State Department’s Office of Bilateral Trade during the time of China’s entry into the World Trade Organization.
In the mid-‘90s, Mr. Sambaiew was counselor for environment, science, and technology at the US Embassy in Moscow where he was in-country lead on the US-Russia program to control “loose” Russian nuclear materials. He also oversaw three sessions of the Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sambaiew served for six years in Japan (1985-1991) and ran a US training program for Eastern European officials. He has planned or overseen numerous high-level foreign affairs events during his Foreign Service career.
Mr. Sambaiew was a foreign affairs fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University where he focused on post-Cold War issues. He taught globalization while a diplomat in residence at the University of Oklahoma and spoke often at universities across seven Midwest states. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University and speaks four foreign languages: Russian, Spanish, French, and Japanese.