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2005 G8 Pre-Summit Conference

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

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Ade Adefuye, Special Advisor (Political Affairs), Commonwealth Secretariat
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Sir Nicholas Bayne KCMG is a Fellow at the International Trade Policy Unit of the London School of Economics and Political Science. As a British diplomat, he was High Commissioner to Canada from 1992 to 1996, Economic Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1988 to 1992, and Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development from 1985 to 1988. He has published numerous articles and books, most recently Staying Together: The G8 Summit Confronts the 21st Century (Ashgate, 2005).
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Olivier Charnoz is assistant to the director of France's Agence française du développement and also works with its chief economist. In addition, he teaches at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris. He has previously worked with UNPD Russia, France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNESCO, and the United Nations headquarters. His recent publications, co-authored with Jean-Michel Severino, include "The Improvised Mutations of Official Development Assistance" (Afrique Contemporaine, May 2005), "International Taxation: How Can One Move Forward?" (Landau Commission Report on Innovative Development Funding Solutions, 2004); "Financing Development" (Rapport moral sur l'argent dans le monde, 2004), "A Development Paradox" (Revue d'Économie du Développement, 2004), and "An Exploration into Sustainable Development" (Études, 2004).

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Mathews Chikaonda was Minister of Finance and Economic Planning for Malawi from 2000 to 2002, after having served as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi from 1995 to 2000. He is now Group Chief Executive of Press Corporation Limited.

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Andrew F. Cooper is Associate Director of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. He holds a D.Phil. from Oxford University, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, Australian National University, and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He also has been selected as a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar, in the Western Hemisphere Program at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in 2000 and as Léger Fellow at Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1993–94. His recent books include, as author, Tests of Global Governance: Canadian Diplomacy and United Nations World Conferences (United Nations University Press, 2004), and, as co-editor, International Commissions and the Power of Ideas (UNUP, 2005) and Reforming from the Top: A Leaders' 20 Summit (UNUP, forthcoming). He has authored or co-authored a wide number of articles on diplomatic innovation, comparative foreign policy, and governance in journals such as International Organization, Journal of Democracy, Washington Quarterly, International Studies Perspectives, Political Science Quarterly, and Third World Quarterly.

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Henry Derwent, UK G8 Representative on Climate Change

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Martin Donnelly is Director General, Economic, of the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Previously, he held positions as the Policy Director of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate of the Home Office, responsible for asylum and immigration, and Deputy Head of the Cabinet Office European Secretariat, coordinating the Government's European policies and reporting to the Prime Minister from 1998 to 2003. In 1995 Mr. Donnelly went on secondment to the French Finance Ministry, working on monetary issues and government debt; he returned to the Treasury in 1996, to work on economic and monetary union in Europe, where he had been serving since 1980. In 1989 Martin went to Brussels as a member of the personal staff of Leon Brittan, European Commission Vice President, and was responsible for work to set up the European internal market in financial services.

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Robert C. Fauver served as U.S. Undersecretary of State for Economic Affairs. From 1995 to 1999, he served as the National Intelligence Officer for Economics on the National Intelligence Council. Previously he was Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Economic Policy; in this capacity, Mr. Fauver was the President's personal representative (sherpa) responsible for overseeing preparations for the G7 Economic Summit process in 1993 and 1994. He also represented the President in the preparations for the seminal 1993 APEC leaders conference in Seattle, Washington. He has also served as Director, Office of Industrial Nations and Global Analyses in the Treasury Department and Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury for the Ministerial meetings of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. He was Deputy Undersecretary of State for Economic Affairs from 1991 to 1992, and India-Pakistan coordinator for the State Department from 1998 to 1999.
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Natasha Gerson, Scottish Trades Union Council

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Olivier Giscard d Estaing is Chair of the Comité pour un Parlement Mondial as well as the INSEAD Foundation. The founding dean and director general of INSEAD, he has served as a member of the French parliament (from 1968 to 1973), vice-chairman of the European Movement (from 1978 to 1992), and a member of the Conseil Économique et Social de France (from 1994 to 1999). He is also chair of the Business Association for the World Social Summit and of the European League for Economic Co-operation. Co-founder of the Caux Round Table, Dr. Giscard d Estaing is the author of six books and widely published in journals such as the Revue Politique Parlementaire and the Revue des Deux Mondes. He frequently lectures on business policy in Europe, the United States, Japan and the Middle East, and has taught business policy at various schools. For many years an advisor to CEOs of French industrial corporations, Dr. Giscard d Estaing has also served as mayor of Estaing (Aveyron) and Governor of the Atlantic Institute.
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Richard Gledhill is Director of Energy Corporate Finance for Price Waterhouse Coopers in Scotland.

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Duncan Green is Head of Research at Oxfam GB. He was previously a Senior Policy Adviser on Trade and Development at the Department for International Development (DFID), where he covered agricultural and non-agricultural trade in goods. He went to DFID on secondment from CAFOD, the Catholic aid agency for England and Wales, where he was a Policy Analyst on trade and globalization. Prior to going to DFID, he was also Head of Research and Engagement at the Just Pensions project on socially responsible investment (various papers on www.justpensions.org), an advisory board member of the Globalisation and Poverty Programme and a former board member of the Ethical Trading Initiative. He is the author of several books on Latin America including Silent Revolution: The Rise and Crisis of Market Economics in Latin America (2003) and Faces of Latin America (1997). His papers include Rethinking Tropical Agricultural Commodities (with Ian Gillson and others, DFID, 2004); Fostering Pro-sustainable Development Agriculture Trade Reform: Strategic Options Facing Developing Countries (with Jamie Morrison, ICTSD, 2004); The Northern WTO Agenda on Investment: Do as we say, not as we did (with Ha Joon Chang, South Centre/CAFOD, June 2003); Dumping on the Poor: The Common Agricultural Policy, the WTO and International Development (with Matthew Griffith, CAFOD, September 2002) and Capital Punishment: Making International Finance Work for the World's Poor (CAFOD, September 2001).
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Michael Grubb, Imperial College London and the Carbon Trust

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John Kirton is Director of the G8 Research Group, Associate Professor of Political Science, Research Associate of the Centre for International Studies, and Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. He has advised the Canadian government on G7/8 participation and international trade and sustainable development, and has written widely on G8 summitry. He is co-editor most recently of New Perspectives on Global Governance: Why America Needs the G8 (Ashgate, 2005).
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Frank E. Loy served as U.S. Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs from 1998 to 2001. He was responsible for, among other things, U.S. international policy and negotiations regarding the environment and scientific affairs, human rights, the promotion of democracy, refugees and humanitarian affairs, counter-narcotics and international law enforcement. During his tenure he served as chief U.S. negotiator for a number of treaties, including those on climate change, on trade in genetically modified agricultural products and on an international convention to combat organized crime. He served in the Department of State in two previous administrations. From 1979 to 1981 he served as Director of the Bureau of Refugee Programs, with personal rank of Ambassador, and from 1965 to 1970 as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs. He has also spent a number of years in the business sector, and from 1981 to 1995 was president of The German Marshall Fund of the U.S., an American foundation that funds and conducts programs in the field of U.S./European political, economic and environmental relations. Loy serves on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations, including Environmental Defence, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, and Resources for the Future, and chairs a large nonprofit organization (with an annual budget of US$275 million) that distributes family planning and health products to the poorest sectors of the poorest developing countries, including more than 25 in Africa.

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Princeton N. Lyman is the Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow and Director of Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. Ambassador Lyman’s career in the U.S. government included assignments as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Ambassador to Nigeria, Director of Refugee Programs, Ambassador to South Africa, and Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, as well as Director of USAID in Addis Ababa. From 1999 to 2003, Ambassador Lymon was Executive Director of the Global Interdependence Initiative at the Aspen Institute, and he remains chairman of the project’s Advisory Board. He is a member of several other Boards, including the American Academy of Diplomacy, the Fund for Peace, Plan/USA, the Amy Biehl Foundation, the U.S.-South Africa Business Council, and the Board on African Science Academy Development for the National Academies of Sciences. He is a member of the HIV/AIDS Task Force and co-chairs the Southern Africa Working Group for the Corporate Council on Africa. In 2004, he was principal author of a Council on Foreign Relations Special Report titled "Freedom, Prosperity and Security: The G8 Partnership with Africa: Sea Island 2004 and Beyond."
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The Right Honourable Jack McConnell MSP became Scotland’s First Minister in 2001. Previously he served as Finance Minister and Education Minister. As General Secretary of the Scottish Labour Party from 1992 to 1998, Mr McConnell managed the 1997 election success and he co-ordinated Labour's referendum campaign that same year. He was a member of the Scottish Constitutional Convention (1989-98) and was appointed as Labour's environmental affairs spokesperson for the 1999 Scottish election. Before entering politics, Mr McConnell taught mathematics and was a member of Stirling District Council.
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The Honourable Roy MacLaren, former Canadian Minister for International Trade

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Malcolm McLeod has been Vice-Principal of External Relations and Marketing, at the University of Glasgow since August 1999. After reading History and then Social Anthropology at Oxford he carried out research among the Asante of Ghana and taught at the University of Ghana before teaching anthropology for five years at Cambridge. In 1974 he was appointed Keeper of Ethnography at the British Museum and ran the Museum of Mankind, the B.M.'s Ethnography Department until 1990, when he became the Director of the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery in succession to Professor Frank Willet F.R.S.E. He has been Chairman of the Scottish Museums Council since 1996. He has also carried out research in Guinea Bissau. His main interests are in African art and history and in creating viable museums in Africa although he has also written on Sir Jacob Epstein as a collector and on the art of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.

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Anton Muscatelli is Daniel Jack Professor of Political Economy and Vice-Principal at the University of Glasgow whose research focuses on monetary economics and applied macroeconomics, central bank independence, monetary policy and monetary regimes in the economies of the Organisation for Co-operation and Economic Development, monetary history, long-run trends in exchange rates.

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Sylvia Ostry is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Centre for International Studies at University of Toronto. She has held a number of positions in the Canadian federal government, including Chief Statistician, Deputy Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Chairman of the Economic Council of Canada, Deputy Minister of International Trade, Ambassador for Multilateral Trade Negotiations, and the Prime Minister’s Personal Representative for the Economic Summit. From 1979 to 1983, Dr. Ostry was Head of the Economics and Statistics Department of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. She is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue, the Advisory Board of the Institute of International Economics, the Group of Thirty, the Academic Advisory Council of the Deputy Minister for International Trade, and a founding member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

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Sheila Page has been a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute since 1982. Previously she was at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Her current research interests include how and why developing countries participate in international negotiations and regional trading arrangements among developing countries and between developing countries and developed, and trade relations between developed and developing countries, including special and differential treatment and EU-ACP arrangements. She has also advised developing countries in multilateral and regional negotiations.
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Victoria Panova holds a PhD from the Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Russia at Moscow State University of International Relations. She lectures on the English language, in particular on political translation and diplomatic correspondence, and on the history of international relations at Moscow State University of International Relations.

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Denis Redonnet, Deputy Head of the Cabinet of the European Trade Commissioner

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Sir Muir Russell KCB FRSE is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, having taken up office in October 2003. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, an honorary graduate of the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, a Companion of the Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

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Lynn Robertson, Centre for Co-operation with Non-Members, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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Mikhail Savostiyanov is with the Foreign Policy Planning Departament of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in Moscow.

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Guido Schmidt-Traub is Policy Advisor at the Millennium Project with a focus on needs assessments for the Millennium Development Goals. He co-ordinates the Project's work on environmental sustainability, infrastructure, and science and technology. Previously he was a partner at IndexIT Scandinavia, a strategic advisor for technology companies and manager of an investment fund for European technology companies. Prior to that he worked on assignments as an environmental economist in Pakistan and for Germany's Ministry of the Environment. Guido holds a MPhil in Economics from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Masters in physical chemistry from the Free University Berlin.

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Heidi K. Ullrich is Global Trade Co-ordinator at Consumers International. She is also a visiting lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she teaches courses on U.S. public policy and economic diplomacy. She serves as editor of G8 Governance, the web-based journal of the University of Toronto’s G8 Research Group. She has written on the G8 and trade (most recently in ‘Effective or Defective? The G8 and Multilateral Trade Negotiations” in Michele Fratianni, John Kirton, Alan Rugman, and Paolo Savona, eds., New Perspectives on Global Governance: Why America Needs the G8, Ashgate, 2005), WTO-civil society relations, and trade in services.

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Shinichiro Uda is director of the G8 Research Group's Tokyo office. He is also president of the Institute of Promotion for the Policy Reform as well as President of the London School of Economics and Political Science International Social Economic Forum in Japan. He is president of Japan’s Globalization Strategy Study Group and a member of the Japan Centre for Economic Research, as well as of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and, formerly, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation. He has participated in many think tanks and seminars, particularly during the Asian financial crisis when he presented on “Where Is Japan’s Economy Really Going?” in November 1997 and “Managing the World Economy” in June 1999. Author of Politics and Ordinary Human Life (1966), Mr. Uda is a contributor to New Directions in Global Political Governance: The G8 and International Order in the Twenty-First Century, edited by John Kirton and Junichi Takase (Ashgate, 2002).

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Kimon Valaskakis is President of the Global Governance Group–Club of Athens, an international initiative bringing together academics, political leaders, and citizens worldwide to propose improvements in the global governance system in the light of the complex challenges of the 21st century. A former ambassador for Canada to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Canadian representative to the International Energy Association, he has also taught economics at the Université de Montréal and the London Business School, and serves as advisor to Futuribles International.
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George M. von Furstenberg is the Rudy Professor of Economics at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. In 2001, he was the inaugural holder of the Robert Bendheim Chair in Economic and Financial Policy at Fordham University. His academic pursuits have alternated with work as Division Chief at the International Monetary Fund from 1978 to 1983 and at agencies of the Government of the United States, such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development (1967–68), the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (Senior Economist, 1973–76), and the Department of State (1989–90). In Washington, he has also been a resident fellow, economist, or advisor at the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute. In 2000, he was president of the North American Economics and Finance Association, focusing on integration processes in the western hemisphere.
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Lena Wilson, Senior Director of Customer Relations, Scottish Enterprise

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Myles Wickstead is the Head of the Secretariat of the Commission for Africa. Before being appointed to this position by Prime Minister Tony Blair in February 2004, he served as Britain’s ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti since 2000. From 1997 to 2000, he was the UK’s Alternate Executive Director of the World Bank and served as Counsellor for Development in Washington. Having joined the Ministry of Overseas Development in 1976, Mr. Wickstead has held a number of positions, including Head of the British Development Division in Eastern Africa and Head of the European Commission and Food Aid Department.

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