with Dr. Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing.A recording of this session is available here.

A century ago, during His epoch-making visit to North America, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá advised a high official in the federal government that he could best serve the interests of his country and of humanity by exporting to the rest of the world the principle of federalism underlying the American system of government. The wisdom of this advice and the key it offers to solving the gravest global challenges of our time is strikingly evident. We will explore why its application is now imperative.

Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing is an international lawyer turned independent scholar who writes and lectures in the area of collective security. She is the author of three books including her latest entitled “Collective Security Within Reach” (2008) with a foreword written by an Under-Secretary General of the United Nations. It offers concrete recommendations for action by world leaders, national and international, to solve some of the pressing global problems of our time. She also maintains a blog which discusses current global issues and proposes solutions at . Ms. Ma’ani Ewing is currently working on a second book in which she examines the concerns arising from the increased use of nuclear energy as a means of providing energy security while also alleviating climate change and proposes a solution for addressing those concerns.
Ms. Ma’ani Ewing is a barrister-at-law of England and Wales, an LLM graduate in International Law and European Union Law from Cambridge University and an attorney-at-law in the United States. Her eighteen year legal career has included private practice with respected law firms in Washington, DC, including her own, teaching as an adjunct professor of law and most recently service as an Attorney-Advisor in the Legal Advisor’s Office of the US State Department.