As G20 chair, the Republic of Korea is hosting the fifth G20 Summit in November this year. In this context, the Korea Development Institute (KDI), the Brookings Institution and the Dong-A Ilbo are co-hosting the G20 Seoul International Symposium under the theme, "Toward the Consolidation of G20 Summits: From Crisis Committee to Global Steering Committee," with the participation of CIGI Acting Executive Director Thomas A. Bernes and CIGI G20 experts. The Symposium is officially sponsored by the Presidential Committee for the G20 Summit and the proceedings will be published as a monograph, which will be distributed prior to the 2010 G20 Summit. This public forum will provide a venue to share thoughts and ideas regarding the consolidation of the G20 Committee from a crisis committee to a global steering committee. Issues will include strong, sustainable and balanced growth, financial reforms, global financial safety nets, a growth-oriented development agenda and institutional innovations to solidify the status of the G20 as the premier forum for international economic cooperation.
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