Organized by Zhejiang University, University of Toronto and University of British Columbia, the purpose of the conference is to explore the G20’s role in generating strategic goals to significantly improve global institutions and global public goods in the medium and longer-term, and to develop practical policy goals to achieve this vision under China’s Presidency.
To this end, the conference will focus on the following areas: uncovering structural impediments to growth; advancing sustainable development and infrastructure; buttressing the regional and global trading system; reforming international financial institutions; advancing ideas on ecological governance; and, exploring the future of the global monetary system.
Key policy thinkers and innovative academic scholars researching in the area of global economic governance will be invited to the conference. In addition, we will also have good access to the Chinese government and G20 Presidency, as well as to the U.S. and Canadian governments. It is this combination of, and collaboration between, key individuals that we hope will provide a unique opportunity for the generation of fresh thinking, new perspectives, and practical policy suggestions in the lead up to the G20 summit.
CIGI Senior Fellow Hongying Wang will participate as a panelist.
Hongying Wang (王红缨）is a CIGI Senior Fellow. She is also associate professor of political science at the University of Waterloo, specializing in international political economy and East Asian politics. At CIGI, Hongying is focusing on the limits of the exchange rate mechanism in addressing China’s role in global imbalances and China’s role in several areas of global economic governance.