In the run-up to the G20 summit in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017, the GIGA is organising a number of events dedicated to the G20 with leading experts in the field
In a world of global transition and domestic turmoil, international institutions are under great duress. At the same time, they are also one of our few remaining hopes for the preservation of peace and prosperity. The G20 is one such institution, and it is to be hosted this year in Hamburg in July 2017, under the German Presidency.
This GIGA event launches the GIGA G20 Focus series. The first issue, authored by the President of the GIGA, Prof. Amrita Narlikar, addresses the question “Can the G20 Save Globalisation?”. The following regional issues will discuss key topics of the G20 agenda, such as development in Africa, and corruption in Latin America.
The panel addresses the challenges and opportunities facing the G20 summit, and also its various outreach processes. It does so with an eye to the state of the world today, the crises of legitimacy and efficiency affecting most international institutions, and the rising tide of anti-globalisation. An important value-added of this discussion is to explore the continuities and changes in the G20 process, drawing on the Chinese experience last year, the German Presidency currently underway, as well as the forthcoming Argentinian process.
Niels Annen, Member of the German Bundestag
Prof. Roberto Bouzas, University of San Andrés, Buenos Aires
Prof. Amrita Narlikar, President of the GIGA
Prof. Nele Noesselt, University of Duisburg-Essen
Jürgen Osterhage, MDR