This event, in the form of a talk and a discussion, will address the question Can Citizen Action Save the World? Engaging with the issue of the role of citizen action in global politics (in the form of formal and informal institutions, practices and initiatives), it will analyse the incorporation of non-state actors into international relations. It will address the importance and the potential of citizen action in the form of participation by civil society agencies and social movement activists. The role of citizens, in the form of NGOs and social movements, has had an increasingly vital influence on socio-political spheres. Evaluating the participation of civil society actors, this dialogue will attempt to blend pragmatism with principles, seeking to have an impact on policy processes while considering the implications of citizen action for domestic and global governance.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center/New York Tolerance Center, Screening Room, 226 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)