Georgetown University Georgetown University Logo
Georgetown University Backdrop

Reforming Global Governance

Over the course of 2022, its inaugural year, the Culture of Encounter and the Global Agenda Project took up the theme of global governance. Through essays, interviews, dialogues, and a conference in Rome, project participants reflected on the current global crisis—a key theme of Pope Francis’ encyclical Fratelli Tutti—and the importance of encounter and cooperation, across political and ideological divides, if our transnational challenges are to be met.

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Vatican secretary for relations with states, delivered this keynote address at a conference on “The Culture of Encounter: An Imperative for a Divided World” held in Rome at Villa Malta on May 27-28, 2022. The conference was co-sponsored with La Civiltà Cattolica as part of the Culture of Encounter and the Global Agenda project.