Prospects and Possibilities for the 2013 G8 Lough Erne Summit:
Trade, Transparency, Tax and Terrorism

June 14, 2013, Belfast
Organized by the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast
and the G8 Research Group, University of Toronto
with the support of the United Kingdom's Department for Employment and Learning, Newsdesk Media
and the Balsillie School of International Affairs
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9:00 Welcome and Introduction
Professor Sir Peter Gregson, Vice-Chancellor, Queen's University Belfast
Dr. Stephen Farry, Minister for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland Executive
Alan Spence, Newsdesk Publications
John Kirton, G8 Research Group
Andrew Baker, Queen's University Belfast


9:30 Prospects for G8 Summitry at Lough Erne
Chair: Debbie Lisle, Queen's University Belfast
The Role of the G8 in the Era of the G20
   Andrew F. Cooper, Balsillie School of International Affairs
The United Kingdom's Approach to G8 Summitry
   Sir Nicholas Bayne, former member of UK Summit Sherpa Teams
Do Members Keep Their G Summit Commitments?
   Jenilee Guebert, Caroline Bracht and Abdi Aidid, G8 Research Group


10:30 Plans and Prospects for the Lough Erne Summit: An Inside View
Chair: Sir Nicholas Bayne
Speaker: Dominic Martin, G8 Director, Cabinet Office


11:00 Break


11:15 Macroeconomy, Trade and Tax
Chair: Andrew Baker, Queen's University Belfast
The American and Asian Economy
   Robert Fauver, former United States G7 sherpa
The European and Global Economy
   Manfred Elsig, World Trade Institute, University of Bern
Strengthening the International Tax Regime
   Prem Sikka, University of Essex [related writings]
Multinational Corporations and Transfer Pricing
   Alan M. Rugman, University of Reading


12:45 Lunch


14:00 Development and Transparency: Problems, Prospects and Possibilities
Chair: Brendan O'Leary, University of Pennsylvania/Queen's University Belfast
The G8's Record on Global Development
   Anthony Payne, Sheffield University
Africa Rising
   Stefan Andreasson, Queen's University, Belfast
From Resource Curse to Resource Cure
   Paul Collier, Oxford University (By video link)
Oil and Sustainable Development
   John Barry, Queen's University, Belfast


15:15 Break


15:30 Foreign Policy, Security and Terrorism
Chair: Joy Fitzgibbon, G8 Research Group
Supporting the Arab Spring
   Bessma Momani, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Islamic Jihadism
   Beverly Milton-Edwards, Queen's University Belfast
Working for Women's Security
   Julia Kulik, G8 Research Group


16:45 Concluding Possibilities and Proposals for the Lough Erne G8
Chair: John Kirton, G8 Research Group
The Perspective of the UK Host
   Sir Nicholas Bayne
The Perspective of North America
   Robert Fauver, former G7 sherpa for the United States
The Perspective of Japan and Asia
   Hugo Dobson, University of Sheffield
The Perspective of Europe
   Dries Lesage, Ghent University


18:00 Conclusion


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