Germany will take on the G20 presidency this coming fall after China's.

As global economic growth still remains fragile and new sources of vulnerability impact the world economy, the G20 faces a challenging agenda. In addition to addressing anemic economic growth, the G20 is under pressure to tackle new items that may have far-ranging implications for the global economy in the longer term: from the migration and refugee crisis to climate change, from inclusive growth to the implications of a digital economy.

ESMT Berlin, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) have asked an illustrious panel, including Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada, founder and inaugural chair of the G20, and Prof. Lars-Hendrik Röller, Chief Economic Advisor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, to discuss the agenda of the German G20 presidency and share their insights about possible ways forward

Event Speakers

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Rohinton P. Medhora


Rohinton P. Medhora is president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), joining in 2012. He served on CIGI's former International Board of Governors from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was vice president of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre.

Paul Martin

Former Prime Minister of Canada

The Right Honourable Paul Martin was prime minister of Canada from 2003 to 2006 and minister of finance from 1993 to 2002. 

Lars-Hendrik Röller

Director General, Economic and Financial Policy Division of the German Federal Chancellery
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