Harnessing Globalisation
Pascal Lamy

Introduction In this lecture, the EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy attempts to shift the terms of the globalisation debate. He stresses the need to move away from the sterile arguing "for" or "against": globalisation is a reality, and the responsibility now lies in ensuring that it evolves in the right direction. For Lamy, the real challenge is to identify a working model of global governance which tackles imbalances and divisions across the world. He warns that the questions which dog European governance--what is the right role of government? What is the right level of government?--must and will affect global governance.

This recording is taken from a lecture delivered at the London School of Economics and Political Science on February 1, 2001.