On November 13, 2008, the Managing Global Insecurity (MGI) co-directors launched “A Plan for Action: A New Era of International Cooperation for a Changed World- 2009, 2010, and Beyond” at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) Transitions 2009 International Conference.
The 20-month-long project, which incorporates feedback and direction from nonpartisan U.S. and international advisory groups, dovetailed closely with the theme of FSI’s fourth annual conference: “Transitions 2009.” Conference participants included Stanford faculty, researchers, and students, as well as media and donors. MGI co-directors discussed concrete actions for the incoming administration to restore American credibility, galvanize action against transnational threats ranging from global warming to nuclear proliferation, and rejuvenate international institutions such as the United Nations.
The Plan for Action will also be presented November 20, 2008 at a high-profile event at the Brookings Institution that will feature leaders such as former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Brookings President Strobe Talbott. That in turn will take place on the heels of the upcoming G-20 emergency summit to discuss measures to stave off a global recession and give a greater voice to developing nations. MGI’s Plan for Action includes a series of recommendations on key transnational threats such as economic insecurity and climate change.