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The Role of Government

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Join the U.S. Department of State on October 23rd, at 11:00am EDT for a discussion on the role of government. Traditionally, only governments possessed the powers of taxation, lawmaking and coercive force. But the rapid evolution towards disaggregated power and authority today means that governments can no longer meet the challenges of global governance alone.  Actors such as businesses, NGOs and networks of individuals, are increasingly getting involved in developing and implementing solutions to global problems. Still, their capabilities are hindered because governments have not figured out how to embrace them within their own accountability framework. Using vivid and compelling examples drawn from real-world events, Thomas Debass, Deputy Special Representative for Global Partnerships, Rob Fonberg, Former Deputy Minister for the Canadian Department of National Defence, and moderator Anthony Williams, Executive Editor, GSN, Senior Fellow for Innovation, The Lisbon Council  will discuss how in an era marked by the decline of state influence, governments can still contribute to the global good.