G-20 Summitry and Seoul: Policy Powerhouse or Multilateral Talk Shop?

Wednesday, October 27 2010, 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
New York, Presidents’ Room, Harvard Club of New York City

Next month, the Group of 20 summit in Seoul will bring the leaders of the world’s largest national economies together, once again, to chart and coordinate international economic policy. Since the debut of G-20 summits two years ago, debate has raged about whether the grouping makes a substantive contribution to economic policymaking – and about whether it should enlarge its competence to begin dealing with other issues as well. The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and The Century Foundation hosted a discussion of these issues, led by three exceptional practitioner-analysts of diverse views.


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