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Listed below are recent GGW events. Click on an event title to access video, audio, transcripts and summaries.
Science and Technology in the Balance? Food Security, Precaution, and the Pesticide Debate, Oct 6, 2009
Earlier this year, the twenty-seven European Union (EU) governments reached a consensus to institute new criteria that could ultimately blacklist around twenty-two chemicals used by the agricultural and pest control industries. The EU regulation embraces a more restrictive hazard structure based upon the “precautionary principle.” What are the implications of the precautionary standard, which may shape future regulations in many countries, including the U.S.? READ MORE...
Getting Regulated From Across The Pond, June 17, 2008
In this unique one-day program, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP brings together policy, legal, and government affairs experts to address the many sides of the federal vs. state debate. Attendees will learn the basics of federalism and federal preemption, hear about major “hot button” topics that cut across many industries, gain insight into how to lobby for or against preemption of state law, understand the potential business impacts of the most recent Supreme Court cases on preemption, and delve into the mounting issue of “global governance.” READ MORE...
Dictating Norms: Who Decides What Is Right for the World? April 14, 2008
The proliferation of international policymaking organizations has intensified and institutionalized the influence of global governance. Suprastate and nonstate actors, such as the United Nations (UN), NGOs, and international financial institutions, have risen in prominence and power, bringing with them internationalist agendas that are challenging the abilities of nation states to determine their own domestic policies and priorities. As the lines between state sovereignty and global governance become increasingly blurred, who should decide what is right for the world? READ MORE...