EGG Commentary Series

EGG Commentary Series

Artificial Intelligence


Artificial intelligence (AI) pushes its way ever more forcefully into society's consciousness every day. Some perceive this as a threat, proposing regulations to limit AI training or use and seeking to create normative guidelines for how AI can be developed and by whom. Others highlight the manifold opportunities AI offers for addressing social challenges both big and small. In this commentary series, we will explore how AI’s development is affecting economic, social and political decision-making around the world. We argue good governance is crucial for minimizing AI’s threats and maximizing its opportunities in order to ensure this groundbreaking technology works to the benefit of the many, rather than the few. ChatGPT agrees....




Aligning Global Threats and Opportunities via AI Governance: A Commentary Series

Laura Mahrenbach explores AI as opportunity and threat, and argues effective governance is the linchpin to close the gap between the two narratives.

On the Normative Importance of the Distinction Between ‘Governance of AI’ and ‘Governance by AI’

Eva Erman and Markus Furendal urge researchers and the public to better think through the role of politics in the age of AI. 

Do more clubbing. How forming partnerships can help tech middle powers survive the escalating US-China tech war

Maximilian Mayer and Gedaliah Afterman ask how middle powers can manage maintain autonomous foreign and technology policies as the rivalry between the United States and China intensifies.

Can Green FinTech Build Climate Justice?

Laura Quinteros and Nick Bernards review the landscape of green FinTech and offer some critical discussion of its limits and possibilities. 

Re-imagining Africa’s sovereignty in a digitally interdependent world

Arthur Gwagwa and Beverley Townsend  propose a relational concept of the self-determination and non-dominance that aligns with African aspirations and claims in an era of global governance underpinned by digital interdependencies.

Who is the AI Owner? Hacking the Illusive AI Inventorship Challenge

Giuseppina (Pina) D’Agostino discusses the AI Inventorship Challenge in patent law. 

Global Governance of AI Songwriting

Patrycja Rozbicka, Simon Barber, Nicholas Gebhardt and Craig Hamilton explore the implications and possible responses to the rise of AI in the music industry.

Contextualizing China's AI Governance

Jing Cheng argues that the effective application of AI for governance needs to take local and national contexts into consideration.

AI Governance in Practice: A View from the Non-Profit Sector

Laura C. Mahrenbach speaks with Claudia Juech of Bloomberg Philanthropies, Government Innovation on January 18, 2023 regarding how AI is being put to work in the non-profit world.

AI Regulation in Practice: A View from the Private Sector

Laura C. Mahrenbach speaks Till Klein of appliedAI, Europe's largest initiative for the application of trustworthy AI technology in companies, on December 16, 2022 regarding how AI is being put to work in the private sector.



The New Development Bank


dubai-gb65caef05_1920.jpgThe Evolution of the New Development Bank (NDB) at Six and Beyond - A New Commentary Series

Gregory T. Chin, Co-Director of the Emerging Global Governance (EGG) Project, introduces a collection of commentaries on the New Development Bank's evolution. They will be serialised on Global Policy over the coming months.

The United Arab Emirates and the New Development Bank: Meeting in the Middle

What are the main drivers of Emirati interest in joining the NDB and, conversely, what considerations led the BRICS members to offer the UAE membership in the first-ever expansion of the NDB? 

Opening New Horizons: Bangladesh Joins the New Development Bank

Gregory T. Chin and Rifat D. Kamal argue that Bangladesh has major infrastructure financing needs, and Dhaka is willing to borrow in large amounts from external multilateral lenders.

What is the NDB African Regional Center and Its Impact in Africa

Daniel Bradlow and Magalie Masamba argue that some rethinking and retooling of the NDB are needed in order to provide broader benefits across Africa.

Why China Supports NDB Membership Expansion

Zhu Jiejin argues that China’s leadership sees the NDB as a tool to counter its main source of global tension.

The New Development Bank and Strategic Partnerships

Suresh Nanwani explores the possibilities for the New Development Bank to collaborate with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to achieve its objectives.

The New Development Bank and Uruguay: A Win-Win Deal

Alvaro Mendez argues that Uruguay’s accession to the NDB has numerous benefits for both the country and the Bank.

New Development Bank’s Role in the International Financial Architecture

The culminating piece in the Emerging Global Governance (EGG) Project's commentary series provides an overview of the New Development Bank's role in the international financial architecture and global systemic perspective.