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GSN Summit Brussels: New Models of Global Problem Solving, Cooperation & Governance


Wednesday, September 18, 2013
9:30 am – 5:15 pm
Reception to Follow


Résidence Palace
The Lisbon Council
International Press Center, Residence Palace, Block C
155 rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Hosted By

Don Tapscott, GSN Executive Director; Fellow, Martin Prosperity Institute
Ann Mettler, Executive Director & Co-Founder, The Lisbon Council



9:30 am

Welcome and Introductions

Joan Bigham, Managing Director, GSN

Paul Hofheinz, President & Co-Founder, The Lisbon Council

9:50 am

What is a Global Solution Network?

Don Tapscott, Executive Director, GSN

An overview of 10 types of Global Solution Networks – a radical and profoundly new way of solving global problems and achieving global cooperation and governance.

10:40 am

Networking Break

11:00 am

Internet Governance Panel

Lynn St. Amour, President, Internet Society

 Marco Pancini, Public Policy Counsel, Google

Bertrand de la Chapelle, Internet & Jurisdiction Project Director, International Diplomatic Academy

12:00 pm

The Roadmap for Responsible Open Innovation: Six Lanes on a Superhighway to a More Inclusive Society and Economy

Lizbeth Goodman, Director SMARTlab and Chair of Creative Technology Innovation/Inclusive Design, University College Dublin

An introduction to the open innovation challenges that must be repositioned as the central lanes of the new Roadmap for Europe to achieve European and Global cultural and economic change.

12:30 pm

1:30 pm

Gridlock: The Growing Breakdown of Global Cooperation

David Held, Professor of Politics and International Relations, Durham University

Global cooperation today is failing not simply because it is very difficult to solve many global problems, but because the problem-solving capacities of global institutions are overwhelmed.

2:30 pm

Group Discussion

3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:20 pm

Global Solution Networks for Global Problem Solving Panel

Tom Hale, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University

Alberto Cottica, Head of Research, Edgeryders

Andrej Verity, Program Officer, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Nicolas Guichoux, Global Commercial Director, Marine Stewardship Council

4:20 pm

Platforms for Global Problem Solving: How Technology is Revolutionizing Social Change

Anthony Williams, Executive Editor, GSN

Technology not only fosters low-cost connectivity across borders, it provides a rich pallet of data, tools and techniques with which to  transform the way we solve global challenges.

5:00 pm

Observations and Closing

Anthony Williams 

5:15 pm



To register please phone or email Kejina Robinson +1 416-863-8810 kejina@gsnetworks.org

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