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Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven

Charles Deberiorstraat 34
3000 Leuven, Belgium

The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (“the Centre”) is an interdisciplinary research centre of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the KU Leuven (University of Leuven). It was set up to promote, support and carry out high-quality international, innovative and interdisciplinary research on global governance. In addition to its fundamental research activities the Centre carries out independent applied research and offers innovative policy advice and solutions to policy-makers on multilateral governance and global public policy issues. In 2010, the Centre was recognized as a KU Leuven Centre of Excellence.

 The Centre brings together talent from throughout the University. It operates on the basis of co-ownership and the strong conviction that interdisciplinary research creates added value to resolve complex multi-faceted international problems. The Centre promotes pioneering projects in law, economics and political science and actively initiates and encourages interdisciplinary, cross-cutting research initiatives in pursuit of solutions to real world problems. The cross-cutting initiatives are thematic projects around which University researchers join forces across disciplines to forge responses to complex global challenges. The cross-cutting initiatives address critical issues in relation to globalization, governance processes and multilateralism, with a particular focus on the following areas, taking the many cross-cutting issues into account:

  1. the European Union and global governance
  2. Human rights, democracy and rule of law
  3. Trade and sustainable development
  4. Peace and security
  5. Emerging powers
  6. Federalism and multi-level governance
  7. Global commons and outer space
  8. Non-state actors

In full recognition of the complex issues involved, the Centre approaches global governance from a multi-level and multi-actor perspective. GGS considers non-European perspectives to global governance of great importance. It hosts the InBev-Baillet Latour EU-China Chair and the Leuven India Focus, organizes regularly transatlantic conferences and events focusing on Latin America, and takes a keen interest in the Global South.

In addition to its fundamental research, GGS carries out independent applied research and advises policy-makers on multilateral governance and global public policy issues. It regularly
organizes conferences, seminars and debates on these issues, including a summer school. GGS works with academic and policy partners from all over the world, including the European Parliament, the European Commission, the European External Action Service, the Committee of the Regions, the OECD, UNIDO, UNCTAD, the World Bank and the WTO.

GGS publishes the Leuven Global Governance Series with Edward Elgar Publishers, makes its research available through working papers, policy briefs and global governance opinions on its website and regularly publishes a newsletter.

Charles Deberiorstraat 34

3000 Leuven



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Past Events (27)

RECONNECT MOOC on Democracy and the Rule of Law in the European Union 30 Nov 2020
GLOBE Webinar: James Harrison and Adrian Smith - Free Trade Agreements and Globa... 12 Nov 2020
Power on the Precipice: The Six Choices America Faces in a Turbulent World 19 Oct 2020
GLOBE Webinar: Vivien Schmidt - Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy: 14 Oct 2020
RECONNECT Webinar: "Four Years Later: Trumpism, the Rule of Law and the 2020... 13 Oct 2020
RECONNECT Webinar: The State of the European Union: Reconnecting to European Cit... 9 Oct 2020
RECONNECT Webinar: A New Annual Monitoring Cycle on Union Values 22 Sep 2020
RECONNECT Conference: What Future for the European Union? 3 Jul 2020
World Politics after the COVID-19 Outbreak: Reflections on EU-Russia Relations 30 Jun 2020
"COVID-19 States of Emergency: Response, Reform and Recovery" 18 Jun 2020
GLOBE Webinar: Amrita Narlikar - Poverty Narratives and Power Paradoxes in Inter... 15 Jun 2020
GLOBE Webinar: Charles Roger - The Origins of Informality 28 May 2020
COVID19 as a ‘Constitutional Moment’ for Europe? The Perspective of EU Civil... 19 May 2020
GLOBE Webinar: Stefano Ponte - Business, Power and Sustainability 30 Apr 2020
WEBINAR: Europe and the New Geopolitics of Energy 30 Apr 2020
Regional Financial Arrangements and the IMF: The Challenge of the Covid-19 Crisis 24 Apr 2020
RECONNECT Webinar: "From democratic backsliding to dictatorship in the time ... 8 Apr 2020
RECONNECT Webinar: Civil Society Protecting the Rule of Law 25 Feb 2020
EUCROSS Webinar: Transatlantic Relations in Times of Contestation and Global (Di... 13 Feb 2020
GLOBE Webinar: Michael Zürn - A Theory of Global Governance 5 Feb 2020
RECONNECT Lunch Roundtable: The Conference on the Future of Europe - Promises an... 21 Jan 2020
GLOBE Webinar: Branko Milanović - Capitalism, Alone 16 Jan 2020
International Conference: Democracy and the Rule of Law in the EU 5 Jul 2019
High-level Lecture by Klaus Welle 16 May 2019
GLOBE Panel Debate: Global and European Perspectives on Trade in Global Governance 30 Apr 2019
High-level Lecture by Prof. William Schabas 25 Nov 2018
RECONNECT Kick-off Conference 5 Jul 2018