Diana Ayton-Shenker - "A New Global Agenda: Priorities, Practices, and Pathways of the International Community"

Event date: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Diana Ayton-ShenkerA New Global Agenda: Priorities, Practices, and Pathways of the International Community explores the most compelling issues of our time, highlighting key strategies, initiatives, and calls to action.

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Taking up where the former annual series, A Global Agenda: Issues Before the U.N., left off, this book sets the work of the U.N. in the context of cross-sectoral perspectives and multi-stakeholder partnerships. To catalyze regenerative solutions for People, Society, and Planet, A New Global Agenda engages visionary thought leaders, advocates, and innovators spanning international policy, academia, private sector, and civil society. A must-read for scholars, students, practitioners and global citizens shaping our world today.
The book includes contributions by: T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Laurie Adams, Karen J. Alter, Gina Bria, Gillian Christie, Michael A. Cohen , Peter Dietrich, Hall Gardner, Russ Gaskin, Pape Amadou Gaye, Eban Goodstein, Jensine Larsen, L. Hunter Lovins, Alynna Lyon, Lars Fogh Mortensen, Alex Neve, Karen Lund Petersen, Courtney C. Radsch, Harpinder Sandhu, Lena Simet, Joel Simon, Ramesh Thakur, Gracey Vaughn , Mary R. Watson , Derek Yach, and Andrew Zolli.
The book is edited by Diana Ayton-Shenker, whose previous books, include: A Global Agenda: Current Issues before the U.N. (2002 – 03; and 2001 – 02 editions), and Tumbalalaika: a Collection of Poems. Her influential U.N. Briefing Paper: The Challenge of Universal Human Rights and Cultural Diversity has been translated into all six official languages of the U.N. and cited in over 100 books, articles, papers and policies worldwide. Diana has been featured in the Huffington Post, N.P.R. nationally syndicated radio shows Dollars and Change, Car Talk, among others.. Shenker is also the Global Catalyst Senior Fellow at The New School, and CEO of Global Momenta.
Bard Professor and contributing author, Eban Goodstein, will join Ayton-Shenker in conversation.
"A sweeping look at the myriad challenges facing humanity and how people, political actors, and powerful institutions can work together to find solutions to global problems. A New Global Agenda is an important new volume for anyone interested in understanding the importance of international cooperation and multilateralism." --Jonathan Cristol, Fellow, World Policy Institute