29 march 2021

Arvind Ashta of the Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté in Dijon, France, writes on the Democracy Without Borders website, “Federalism has many advantages, as explained in the Federalist Papers more than two centuries ago, including peace and free movement of people and capital within defined borders. The inability of states to deal with the pandemic should encourage us to explore new approaches to governance, drawing on our knowledge of what has worked in the past. … If a federal world government were elected democratically, this government would be as legitimate as a national government … In the past, crises such as the two World Wars of the 20th century have acted as triggers for change. Today, we face a war against a virus. Perhaps, the situation created by Covid-19 might serve to highlight the particular advantages of shifting to a world federal government.”

United Nations Association of the United States of America National Council Chair Paula Boland said in a statement, “UNA-USA is saddened and angered by the horrific attacks in Atlanta. Recent acts of discrimination and racially-motivated violence against the AAPI community do not reflect America’s commitment to uphold universal human rights. We must #StopAsianHate everywhere at every level.”

Episode 14 of “Re-Imagining Our World” with Sovaida Ma’ani of the Center for Peace and Global Governance aired on Saturday:

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