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The Culture of Encounter and Global Governance

April 4, 2022

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The Covid-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the interdependence and shared vulnerability of peoples and revealed the weakness of the international system in the face of global challenges. A just, inclusive, and sustainable global order will be one in which global governance addresses an expanding set of global crises, including pandemics, climate change, and migration. 

How does Pope Francis’ idea of a culture of encounter relate to challenges of global governance? In these essays, participants in the Culture of Encounter and the Global Agenda Project reflect on different aspects of this question.