Participating in CIGI's conference "The New Geometry of Global Summitry: The Future of the G20 (and the G8)", Matias Spektor answers the questions: 1. What should the role and focus of the G8 be? 2. Should the focus be security, economic or climate change? 3. Should development assistance remain on the G8 agenda? 4. Are there dangers or consequences of overlapping G8 and G20 agendas? 5. How is the G8 perceived by the rest of the G20? 6. What are the chances of competitive caucuses emerging in the G20 that would be harmful? 7. Should the G8 continue to exist? Matias Spektor is an Assistant Professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil and Director of the Center for International Relations.
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