November 19th – 24th, 2018Between then 19th and 21st of November, 2018, Emil Constantinescu, the President of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization (IASLCC), took part in the joint meeting of the Board of Trustees of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) held in Dubrovnik in Croatia. On this occasion, the WAAS leadership were presented with the results of the scientific research projects undertaken by the IASLCC – itself a Centre of Excellence of the World Academy of Art and Science – over the past year. Following the meeting of the Board of Trustees, a round table on the theme of “Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities” was held in the form of a series of interactive debates on various aspects of global governance, such as the factors that facilitated its development and the challenges it is faced with at present, the relationship between national sovereignty, democracy and global governance, and future perspectives and strategies for expanding upon and consolidating global governance. President Emil Constantinescu was the co-moderator of two sessions of talks, on the topic of national sovereignty and global governance, and on the topic of strategies for the consolidation of global governance respectively. The two work groups analysed the connections between the process of developing nation-states and the global community, explored potential conflicts generated by globalisation and ways to combat or resolve them, devised applicable strategies for the consolidation of good governance and underlined the risks and challenges posed by governance at a global level. The talks featured interventions from a number of notable academics whose reputations spans the entire globe such as Marcel van der Voorde, the Director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva (CERN), Rodolfo Fiorini, Professor at the Milan Polytechnic University, Momir Ðurović, President of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Montenegro, economists Zbigniew Bochniarz of Washington University and Erich Hoedl of Columbia University in New York, Thomas Reuter, Professor at the University of Melbourne, Frank Dixon, researcher and founder of the Global System Change organization and Fadwa El Guindi, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Doha.