Global Governance Chair

The Externado Finance, Government and International Relations Faculty developed the “Global Governance Chair” in response to the challenges of an increasingly complex and internationalized Colombian society.

This chair originates with the goal of providing an analytical approach around different international phenomena, with an interdisciplinary perspective, and supported by the trajectory and recognition of the researchers of the International Systems Observatory (OASIS) of the Center for Research and Special Projects (CIPE), as well as guest lecturers from other faculties that nurture the Externadista education at our House of Studies

The objective is to provide conceptual and analytical tools on the state and debates on global governance, allowing participants to understand various international phenomena.

Duration and Schedule

The chair comprises a total of 24 hours, distributed over 12 weeks. Each session will be held on Wednesdays, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, through the ZOOM platform.

  • Starting date:  March 10, 2021
  • Ending date: June 2, 2021

The course is open to the general public with previous knowledge or those interested in delving into International Relations.

Session Development:

  • Every week, registered participants will receive, at their emails, the login code and password for the session.
  • Each meeting will last two hours. At the end of each session, students will be asked to evaluate the session.


The Global Governance Chair will have an active methodology featuring participation by experts in different areas. According to the theme and the number of guests, each session will be developed in different formats; thus, it may be a keynote conference, panel discussion, chat, debate, round table, or video.

Attendees will participate through specific exercises, such as surveys, trivia, quizzes, or questionnaires held throughout each session. FIGRI professors are the coordinators, but professors from the FIGRI schools and other faculties will participate, as well as occasional external guests.


Block Week Date Content

1. What is global governance?





March 10


History, theory, important facts




March 17


Relevant concepts

2. Who is part of global governance?  



March 24


International organizations




April 7

Traditional: States and market (companies and large corporations)



April 14

Civil society organizations (foundations, corporations, associations, cooperatives, social movements, unions, etc.)



April 21

Others: epistemic communities, sub-national entities, indigenous groups, computer elites, intellectuals, etc.
3. How is global governance managed?  



April 28

Informal institutions: international practices, negotiation, diplomacy, international agenda, advocacy practices, etc.



May 5

Formal institutions: Public International Law.
4. On what issues analyze global governance?  



May 12


Traditional topics: security




May 19


Social issues: human rights, migration, etc.




May 26

Economic issues: financial, banking, monetary, development, etc.



June 2

Recent topics: health, technology, innovation, etc.

The chair’s academic coordinators are professors and researchers:

Javier Garay

Erli Margarita Marin

For further information on the chair, please write to email