Conferences

The Role of the G8
in an Endangered Global Economic and Political Climate

Berlin, 1-2 June, 2007

Convened by the
G8 Research Group, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
European Centre of International Political Economy, Brussels
Friedrich Schiller University, Jena

Sponsored by the
Centre for International Governance Innovation
Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag/DIHK (Dinner)
Foreign Affairs Canada (Seminar)
Freistaat Thüringen (Location)
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung für Wissenschaftsförderung (Roundtable Meeting)
Guido Carli Association
Otto Wolff Stiftung (Publication)
Siemens AG (Conference Organisation)
The Jackman Foundation

To watch the video presentations, click on the link beside each session

Program

Friday, June 1, 2007 (Berlin time)


10h00-12h00
[video]
From St. Petersburg to Heiligendamm: An Assessment of the G8's Performance
For details about this seminar, click here.


BERLIN ROUNDTABLE MEETING


13h30-14h00
[video]
Opening Address:
Growth and Responsibility: The Leitmotif for Germany's G8 Presidency
Berend Diekmann, German Ministry of Economics and Technology:
"Growth and Responsibility: Leitmotif for Germany's G8 Presidency"


Part I Global Trade after the Suspension of the Doha Round: A Test for the G8
Chair: Olivier Giscard d'Estaing, Comité pour un parlément mondial


14h30-15h30
[video]
Escape Clauses and Social Conditions
in the World Trade Organization System as a New Threat

Heidi Ullrich, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development:
"Social Conditions in the WTO System"
Rolf Langhammer, IfW Kiel:
"Escape Caluses and Social Conditions as a Threat to the WTO: Seven Arguments"


15h30-16h30
[video]
The G8 and Multilateral Rule-Based Trade and Finance
Chiara Oldani, LUISS University:
"The G8 Multilateral Rule-Based Trade and Exchange Rate Regimes"
Fredrik Erixon, European Centre of International Political Economy:
"The G8 and Multilateral Rule-Based Trade"


16h30-17h00
Break


17h00-18h00
[video]
Globalization and Violence
Ron Wintrobe, Univeristy of Western Ontario:
"Globalization and Extremism"


19h00
Dinner with address by Thomas Ilka, DIHK
Chair: Andrew Fenton Cooper, Centre for International Governance Innovation
20h30-21h00
Coherence in Global Governance
John English, Centre for International Governance Innovation



Saturday, June 2, 2007 (Berlin Time)


Part II G8 and Development Policies
Chair: Roy MacLaren, former Minister of International Trade, Canada


09h00-10h00
[video]
Integrating Developing Countries into the World Economy
Razeen Sally, London School of Economics and Eruopean Centre of International Political Economy
Alan Rugman, Indiana University:
"Multinational Enterprises from Emerging Markets"


10h00-11h00
[video]
G8 and China: New Thrust for Development Policy?
Gernot Pehnelt, Friedrich Schiller University Jena:
"China's Development Policy in Africa"
Peter Draper, South African Institute of International Affairs
"China and Africa: A Balanced Scorecard?"


11h00-11h30
Break


11h30-12h30
[video]
Political Economy of Debt Relief and Aid
Andreas Freytag, Friedrich Schiller University Jena:
"The Political Economy of Debt Relief"
Kimon Valaskakis, School of Athens Global Governance Group


12h30-13h00
Luncheon


Part III The G8's Responsibility for Global Security
Chair: Nicholas Bayne, LSE


14h00-15h00
[video]
Developments in the Middle East
Manuel Froehlich, Friedrich Schiller Univeristy Jena
Stefan Voigt, University of Marburg


15h00-16h00
[video]
Is Isolation of Unpleasant Governments a Winning Strategy?
John Kirton, G8 Research Group, Toronto
and Lynn Robertson, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


16h00-16h30
Break


16h30-17h30
[video]
Energy Policy in Western Economies: A Critical View
Frank Umbach, DGAP
Victoria Panova, MGIMO and G8 Research Group Moscow




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