Global Trends and the Chinese Presidency of G20 in 2016

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Shanghai Institute for International Studies, Shanghai, China
Oct 29

The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister of Canada, will deliver an opening address on strengthening multilateral institutions. Domenico Lombardi, Andres Rozental, and Leonard Edwards will act as panelists discussing world economic trends and the Chinese G20 summit. Barry Carin and Hongying Wang will participate in a roundtable discussion on the implementation of China’s 2030 Development Agenda, infrastructure connectivity and finance.

Event Speakers

Andrés Rozental was a career diplomat for more than 35 years, having served his country as Mexico’s ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1995 to 1997, as deputy foreign minister (1988–1994), as the ambassador to Sweden (1983–1988). He was the permanent representative of Mexico to the United Nations in Geneva (1982–1983), and held responsibilities within the Mexican Foreign Ministry and abroad. Andrés founded the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations and since 1994, he has held the lifetime rank of eminent ambassador of Mexico.

Barry Carin is a CIGI Senior Fellow. He has served in a number of senior official positions in the Government of Canada and played an instrumental role in developing the initial arguments for the G20 and a leader’s level G20. Barry brings institutional knowledge and experience to his research at CIGI on the G20, international development, energy and climate change.

Domenico Lombardi is the former director of the Global Economy Program and a former member of the executive management committee at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He serves on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Economic Panel.

Hongying Wang (王红缨) is a CIGI senior fellow and teaches political science at the University of Waterloo. She studies Chinese politics and foreign policy as well as international political economy. 

Leonard J. Edwards joined CIGI in May 2013 as a distinguished fellow. He has led several projects designed to find new paths for enhanced cooperation between Canada and the Asia Pacific region in security, economic and innovation domains, with a particular focus on Korea, Japan, Australia and Indonesia.