NOTE: A complete schedule listing and links to several conference papers are available from G8 Research Group at the University of Toronto (www.g8.utoronto.ca/conferences) or from IU CIBER (www.kelley.iu.edu/ciber/G82004.cfm). The conference also will be presented live on the Web. Details about the Webcast will be made available later at the G8 Research Group site.
The G8 Research Group's annual pre-G8 summit conference will be hosted by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business on June 3-4, in advance of the G8 Summit at Sea Island, Ga., the following week. The conference will consider to what extent the G8 can contribute to U.S. security and prosperity, and to the promotion of democracy around the world now and in the future.
This annual conference preceeds the G8 Summit meeting of heads of state, and attracts highly regarded policy advisors, academics and journalists. Its theme this year will be "Security, Prosperity and Freedom: Why America Needs the G8." It will take place at the Kelley School in Bloomington, IN, from 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 3 and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 4 (all times local). People who wish to attend the conference in person should contact Paula Scherschel at 812-855-1716 or at email@example.com.
All conference presentations will take place in Room 1008 of the Kelley School's Graduate and Executive Education Center, located at 1275 E. 10th St. on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. The conference will be open to the public, but registration is required.
The entire conference will be webcast live from the University of Toronto's G8 Information Centre at www.g8.utoronto.ca and its online education website G8 Online at www.g8online.org. The webcast will be archived and made available free of charge for easy referral. (Past years' conference webcasts are also available at the G8 Information Centre.)
A special session on security on the afternoon of Thursday, June 3, will be videoconferenced from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, with co-sponsor the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Lee Hamilton, Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center. and of Indiana University's Center on Congress. To attend this session, please contact Marcia Seitz-Ehler at the Woodrow Wilson Centre, at 202-691-4301 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note that that there is a one-hour time difference between Washington and Bloomington.)
In Toronto, a viewing station will be set up in Room 202, the second-floor lounge of the Munk Centre for International Studies at 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto.
Webcast viewers are encouraged to email their comments and questions to email@example.com so they can actively participate in the conference.
Presenters at Bloomington will include:
- Sir Nicholas Bayne, a fellow in the International Trade Policy Unit of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a former British diplomat.
- John Kirton, director of the G8 Research Group, and an associate professor of political science and fellow in Trinity College at the University of Toronto.
- Donato Masciandaro, consultant to the World Bank and professor of monetary economics at the Paolo Baffi Centre at Bocconi University, and in the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Lecce.
- Bernhard May, resident fellow at the research institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin, where he is responsible for the U.S./Transatlantic Relations program.
- Sylvia Ostry, a distinguished research fellow at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto who has held several top posts in the Canadian federal government, including chairman of the Economic Council of Canada.
Presenters from Washington will include:
- Michele Flournoy, senior advisor in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and former senior official in the U.S. Department of Defense
- Igor Khripunov, Associate Director of the Center for International Trade and Security and adjunct professor of political science at the University of Georgia, and a former Russian diplomat
- Gary Bertsch, Director of the Center for International Trade and Security and professor of comparative politics and international relations at the University of Toronto.
- Andre Beleleiu, research associate in the Americas Program at the Center for International and Strategic Studies and former analyst with the G8 Research Group
Scholars from Indiana University will include faculty members who have served as senior staff economists with the U.S. President's Council of Economic Advisers, such as Michele Fratianni and George von Furstenberg. Other IU participants will include David Audretsch, director of the Institute for Development Strategies and director of the Center for West European Studies; Jeffrey Hart, professor of political science; and Bruce Jaffee, professor of business economics and public policy.
The conference is co-sponsored by Indiana University's Office of the Vice-President for Research, West European Studies National Resource Center and Office of International Programs, and the Research Group on Global Financial Governance, the Guido Carli Association, as well as the G8 Research Group at the University of Toronto and the EnviReform Project, also at the University of Toronto.
About the G8 Research Group
The G8 Research Group's mission is to serve as the world's leading independent source of information and research on the G8 and its institutions. Founded in 1987 and based at the University of Toronto, it is an international network of scholars, professionals and students interested in the activities of the G8. For more information, please visit www.g8.utoronto.ca
About Indiana University's Kelley School of Business
The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University is one of the top-ranked business schools in the United States, with campuses at Bloomington and Indianapolis. The School's Center for International Business Education and Research, one of 30 across the U.S., is leading the way in research on regional economic integration and as a national resource for internatinal business pedagogy. For more information, please visit www.kelley.indiana.edu
About the Center for Strategic and International Studies
The Center for Strategic and International Studies is dedicated to providing world leaders with strategic insights on -- and policy solutions to -- current and emerging global issues. Headquartered in Washington, DC, its staff of researchers and analysts focus on security, regional issues and goverance. For more information, please visit csis.org
About the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, provides a link between world of ideas and the world of policy by fostering research, study, discussion and collaboration among a full spectrum of individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national and world affairs. For more information, please visit wwics.si.edu
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