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From the Middleman in Globalization to Vertical Power Shifts

 - May 2, 2013
These globalization keynote speeches focus on the current changes the entire world is experiencing in terms of politics, the environment, the economy and culture. Highlighting a number of specific issues like the depletion of natural resources, power shifts and the growing importance of the role of middleman, these speeches provide a comprehensive narrative when it comes to globalization.

Paddy Ashdown, a former member of the British Parliament, argues that the world will soon experience both horizontal and vertical shifts of power. As the globalization of power continues to increase at a rapid rate, it is crucial that those rising to power be held accountable to a rule of law at a global level. He argues that institutions such as the United Nations will not be capable of governing this new power shift, but instead suggests the creation of treaty-based organizations as a viable solution.

Daniel Altman discusses the rise of globalization and the importance of the middle man. Those who fill the roles of lawyers and translators are becoming relied upon for exchanges between nations which differ in languages.

These globalization keynote speeches are particularly interesting for anyone involved in politics, economics and culture.