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For its 2016 pre-summit activities, the G7 Research Group is grateful for the support of The Centre for International Governance Innovation; the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, the Asian Institute and the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto; and the Jackman Foundation.

The G7-United Nations Partnership to Meet Global Challenges
May 19, 2016, Tokyo
Co-organized by the United Nations University and the G7 Research Group
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Challenges and Opportunities for Japan's 2016 Ise-Shima Summit: The 2016 Pre-G7 Summit Conference
May 20, 2016, Tokyo
Co-organized by the Center for International Public Policy Studies and the G7 Research Group
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2016 Pre-G7 Ise Shima Summit Workshop: Asia-Pacific Security Challenges
May 21, 2016, Tokyo
Co-organized by the Institute of East Asian Studies at Keio University and the G7 Research Group
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Global Environmental Governance and the G7
June 1, 2015, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin
Organized by the Forschungszentrum für Umweltpolitik at the Freie Universität Berlin and the G7 Research Group
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Enhancing Africa's Opportunity: The G7 Contribution and Challenge
June 2-3, 2015, Thüringer Landesvertretung Berlin, Berlin
Organized by the G7 Research Group and the Jena Africa Study Group, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
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Pre-summit G7 Think Tank Conference
June 3, 2015, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Berlin
Organized by the German Council on Foreign Relations, the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the G7 Research Group
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2014: From G8 to G7?
The Future of the Gx System and Global Governance

June 2, 2014, Egmont Palace, Brussels
Organized by the Egmont Institute, the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, the Ghent Institute for International Studies and the G8 Research Group
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G8 and G20 Summitry: Past, Present, Future
January 10, 2014, Trinity College, University of Toronto
Organized by the G8 Research Group
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Prospects and Possibilities for the 2013 G8 Lough Erne Summit: Trade, Transparency, Tax and Terrorism
June 14, Belfast
Organized by the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast and the G8 Research Group at the University of Toronto.
ProgramRegistration
This conference will be streamed live.


Governing Global Security: The Role of Summit Diplomacy
June 18-19, 2010, Toronto
Organized by the G8 and G20 Research Groups, with opening address by the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada
SponsorsProgramSpeakers
Webcast of address by the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Governing the Global Economy: The Role of the G20
June 17-18, 2010, Toronto
Organized by the G20 Research Group, with opening address by Senator Mike Duffy and keynote address by the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade, Canada
SponsorsProgramSpeakers
Webcast of address by Senator Mike Duffy
Webcast of address by the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade

Governing Global Development: The Role of the G8 in Health, Nutrition and Food
June 16-17, 2010, Toronto
Co-organized by the G8 Research Group, the Global Health Diplomacy Program and the McGill World Platform on Health and Economic Convergence, with opening address by the Honourable Bev Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, Canada
SponsorsProgramSpeakers
Webcast of address by the Honourable Bev Oda, Minister of International Cooperation

Accountability, Innovation and Coherence in G8 Health Governance: Seizing Canada's G8 Opportunity
La responsabilisation, l'innovation et la cohérence dans la gouvernance des enjeux sanitaires par le G8 : Saisir l'occasion qui se présente en 2010

January 25, 2010 / 25 janvier 2010 Toronto
SponsorsCommanditaires
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Global Financial Crises: National Economic Solutions, Geopolitical Impacts
June 30, 2009, Rome
Sponsored by Unicredit Group (Rome), Research Group on Global Finance, Review of Economic Conditions in Italy, The Centre for International Governance Innovation, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Centre for International Public Policy Studies (Tokyo), G8 Research Group and the Jackman Foundation
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The 2009 G8's Sustainable Development Challenge: Initiative and Implementation
July 1, 2009, Rome
Aspen Institute Italia in cooperation with the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the G8 Research Group, with the support of The Centre for International Governance Innovation, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Centre for International Public Policy Studies (Tokyo) and the Jackman Foundation
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The G20-G8 Continuum: Global Governance in a World of Crisis
July 6, 2009, Rome
Sponsored Chatham House, The Centre for International Governance Innovation, the G8 Research Group and Istituto Affari Internationale
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Global Development Challenges: Desirable G8 Responses
A G8/Developing Country Dialogue for the Hokkaido Summit
at the United Nations University, Tokyo
July 1, 2008
Sponsored by the United Nations University, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Guido Carli Association, Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Estelle Trust and the Jackman Foundation
Working language is English, with simultaneous translation into Japanese
Program (with links to webcast)

G8 and Global Security Governance: Japanese and G8 Approaches
at Keio University (Mita Campus), Tokyo
July 2, 2008
Sponsored by Keio University Global Security Research Centre, Keio Institute of East Asian Studies and the University of Toronto G8 Research Group
with the financial support of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Guido Carli Association, Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Jackman Foundation and the Estelle Trust
Working language is English
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Global Challenges, Global Environment, G8 Innovations
with the Centre for International Public Policy Studies, Tokyo
July 3, 2008
with the financial support of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Guido Carli Association, Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Jackman Foundation and the Estelle Trust
Working language is English with simultaneous translation into Japanese
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The Role of the G8 in an Endangered Global Economic and Political Climate
Sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Für Wissenschaftsförderung
Organized by the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, European Centre of International Political Brussels, Jena, and the G8 Research Group, Toronto
Berlin, June 1-2, 2007
Program (with links to webcast)

From St. Petersburg to Heiligendamm: An Assessment of the G8's Performance
Sponsored by the G8 Research Group, Foreign Affairs Canada, Cordell Hull Institute, European Centre of International Political Economy, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Otto Wolff Foundation, Associazoni Guido Carli and Siemens
Berlin, June 1, 2007
Program (with links to webcast) • Summary DocumentPresentation

Democratizing Global Governance: Perspectives of Emerging Powers and the G8 on Summit Reform and the United Nations
Sponsored by the German United Nations Association, the Hertie School of Governance, the German Development Institute, South African Institute of International Affairs, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Heinrich Boell Foundation
Hertie School of Governance
Berlin, May 31, 2007

The Future of the G8: Global Economic Governance and the Potential for a Revision of Institutional Arrangements
Sponsored by the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
Paper by Geoffrey Underhill: "Global Financial Architecture, Legitimacy and Representation: Voice for Emerging Markets" (Garnet Policy Brief)
Paper by John Kirton: The Bottom Line: Has the G8 Achieved Its Goals?
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
Berlin, May 30, 2007

Workshop or Talking Shop? Globalization, Security and the Legitimacy of the G8
Sponsored by the Royal Institute for International Relations, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and G8 Research Group
Paper by John Kirton: The G8 Energy-Climate Change Connection
Paper by Robert Fauver: Globalization, Security and the Legitimacy of the G8
Paper by Louise Fréchette: International Governance, the G8 and Globalization
Paper by Costanza Musu: The Madrid Quartet: An Effective Instrument of Multilateralism?
Paper by Marcel Biato: The G8 in the Architecture of Global Governance: Which Legitimacy?
Paper by Zeïni Moulaye: "Mondialisation, sécurité et G8" (en français)
Paper by Niels Bekkhus: "The International Nexus between Energy and Climate Change"
Brussels, May 24-25, 2007

From St. Petersburg to Heiligendamm: Legacy, Learning and Looking Ahead to the 2007 G8 Summit
Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
Toronto, February 8, 2007
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2006 G8 Pre-Summit Conferences and Seminars

G8 Performance, St. Petersburg Possibilities
Moscow State Institute on International Relations (MGIMO)
Moscow, June 29, 2006
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On the Road to St. Petersburg: The Role of International Organizations in Implementing G8 Commitments
State University Higher School of Economics (SU-HSE)
Moscow, June 30, 2006
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Checking In on the G8's Progress: From Gleneagles to St. Petersburg
Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
February 9, 2006
Program [Watch the archived webcast]

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2005 G8 Pre-Summit Conferences

Financing Development and Sustainability:
The Role of the G8 and the Gleneagles Summit

June 29-30, 2005
ProgramSpeakersAbstracts and Papers


Understanding the G8
June 27, 2005
Symposium sponsored by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Ashgate Publishing and the G8 Research Group
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2004 G8 Pre-Summit Conference
Securing Prosperity: Why America Needs the G8
Thursday and Friday, June 3-4, 2004
Indiana University, Bloomington

ProgramProspectusPapers • Speaker Biographies
CIBER at Indiana University

The webcast of each session, including the discussion, is archived and available at any time. Links are available from the Program.

Hosted by the Indiana University’s Center for International Business Education and Research, Office of Research and the University Graduate School, West European Studies National Resource Center and Office of International Programs, and with the Research Group on Global Financial Governance, the Guido Carli Association, the G8 Research Group, and the EnviReform Project
with a special videoconference session from Washington DC on security with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Center for Strategic and International Studies


G8 Governance and Economic Globalization: The Road from Rambouillet to Sea Island
An Atlanta Executive Workshop
Friday, May 7, 2004
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Centre, Atlanta, GA

"From Rambouillet to the Sea Island Summit:
Process, Accomplishments and Challenges for the Corporate Community
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paper presented by John Kirton

Organized by the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Education and the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta Chapter, with the G8 Research Group and the German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States, Inc.


Prospects for the G8 Sea Island Summit, Seven Weeks Hence
by John Kirton, Director, G8 Research Group
Presentation hosted by Professor Jose daCruz
Thursday, April 22, 2004
Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA

Press release, released by Armstrong Atlantic State University


The G8 Summit Process: Do Politics Trump Economics
A discussion with Robert C. Fauver and Patrick Cirillo
chaired by Charles Doran

Monday, March 8, 2004
Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC

Report by Denisse Rudich, G8DC Group

Hosted by the G8DC Group and the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC

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2003 G8 Pre-Summit Conference
Governing Globalization: G8, Public and Corporate Governance
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

> > Program (with videos of sessions) > > Speaker Biographies     > > Papers

RealOne is required to view the conference. Download it for free here.
The conference was webcast live with the support of Apple and Quicktime.

Of particular interest: Chirac's speech to trade unions, April 25, 2003 (French only)

Hosted by the Research Group on Global Financial Governance, the Guido Carli Association, the G8 Research Group, the EnviReform Project, INSEAD, the Club of Athens-Global Governance Group, le Comité pour un Parlement Mondial, Futuribles and the Académie de la Paix

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2002 G8 Pre-Summit Conference
Sustaining Global Growth: Prosperity, Security and Development Challenges for the Kananaskis G8

Saturday, June 22, 2002
University of Calgary, Calgary

> > Prospectus     > > Program (includes links to sessions)     > > Speakers' Biographies     > > Papers

Hosted by the University of Calgary, the Guido Carli Association, the G8 Research Group and the Research Group on Global Financial Governance
with the support of the G8 Summit Policy Office of Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.


The Prospects for the Canadian G8 Summit

June 10, 2002
Nippon Press Centre, Tokyo

The seminar was hosted by the G8 Research Group and sponsored by the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo and supported by the Canada-Japan Society, the Japan-British Society and LSE International Social Economic Forum in Japan.

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2001 G8 Pre-Summit Public Policy Conference
Promoting Conflict Prevention and Human Security.
What Can the G8 Do?


16 July, 2001
Centro Militare di Studi Strategici / Military Center for Strategic Studies
Rome, Italy

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This conference is sponsored by the G8 Research Group, the Italian Institute of International Affairs, the Military Centre for Strategic Studies, (CeMisSS), and the Centre for High Defence Studies (CASD). We gratefully acknowledge the generous assistance of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada through the EnviReform Project.Carli


2001 G8 Pre-Summit Academic Symposium
Assembling a New International Financial Architecture: The Deeper Challenges Summit

17 July, 2001
LUISS University, Rome, Italy

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This symposium is sponsored by the G8 Research Group and the Guido Carli Association. We gratefully acknowledge the generous assistance of the Bank of Italy.

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2000 G8 Pre-Summit Academic Symposium
New Directions in Global Governance? The G8's Okinawa Summit
19 - 20 July, 2000
University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support and assistance of: The University of the Ryukyus, the Japanese Ministry of Education, the Prefectural Government of Okinawa, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Department of Political Science of the University of Toronto.


2000 G8 Pre-Summit Public Policy Conference
The Kyushu-Okinawa Summit: A G8-Developing Country Dialogue

July 17, 2000
United Nations University, Tokyo
Co-sponsored with the United Nations University and the Foundation for Advanced Studies in International Development (FASID)

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support and assistance of: The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nortel Networks, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Canadian Embassy (Japan).


2000 G8 Pre-Summit Citizens Forum
Prospects for the Kyushu-Okinawa Summit

July 12, 2000
Nippon Press Centre, Tokyo
Co-sponsored with the London School of Economics and Political Science Forum

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1999 G8 Pre-Summit Public Policy Conference
Strengthening the International Financial System: The Role of the G7/G8 Program
June 14, 1999
The German Confederation of Trade and Industry, Bonn
Co-sponsored with Deutschen Gesellschaft fÜr Ausvartige Politik (DGAP), Bonn, Germany

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support and assistance of: eCollege.com, Siemens AG, Hewlett Packard, Media One Inc., German Marshall Fund of the United States, Government of Canada Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.


1999 G8 Pre-Summit Academic Symposium
The Economic Agenda and Challenges of the G7/8 Cologne Summit

June 17, 1999
Co-sponsored with the Institute of Economic Policy, University of Cologne, Cologne

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support and assistance of: eCollege.com, Siemens AG, Hewlett Packard, Media One Inc., German Marshall Fund of the United States, Government of Canada Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.


1999 G8 Pre-Summit Citizens Forum
The Cologne Summit

June 17, 1999
Co-sponsored with the City of Cologne and the United States Information Agency

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1998 G8 Pre-Summit Academic Symposium
Explaining G8 Effectiveness
May 12, 1998
Clifford Chance, London, England
Co-sponsored with the London School of Economics and Political Science and Clifford Chance


1998 G8 Pre-Summit Public Policy Conference
Jobs, Crime, Money: Challenges for the G8 in 1998
May 13, 1998
Plaister's Hall, London, England

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support and assistance of: Real Education, Hewlett Packard (United Kingdom), easynet, Sony of Canada, Kodak Canada, Clifford Chance.

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1997 G7 Pre-Summit Conference
Explaining Summit Success: Prospects for the Denver Summit of the Eight
June 19, 1997
University of Colorado at Denver