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Conferences & Lecture Series

2003 G8 Pre-Summit Conference

Governing Globalization:
G8, Public and Corporate Governance

Tuesday, May 27, 2003
INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

Hosted by the Research Group on Global Financial Governance, the Guido Carli Association, the G8 Research Group, the EnviReform Project, INSEAD, the Club of Athens-Global Governance Group, le Comité pour un Parlement Mondial, Futuribles and the Académie de la Paix

Prospectus >> Program (with videos) >> Papers

Speaker Biographies

Sir Nicholas Bayne, KCMG, is a Fellow at the International Trade Policy Unit of the London School of Economics and Political Science. As a British diplomat, he was High Commissioner to Canada from 1992 to 1996, Economic Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1988 to 1992, and Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development from 1985 to 1988. He has published numerous articles and books, including Hanging In There (Ashgate, 2000) and, with Stephen Woolcock, The New Economic Diplomacy (Ashgate, 2002); he is co-author, with Robert Putnam, of Hanging Together: Co-operation and Conflict in the Seven Power Summits (Harvard University Press, 1987). Sir Nicholas also contributed to New Directions in Global Economic Governance: Managing Globalisation in the Twenty-First Century (Ashgate, 2001) and New Directions in Global Political Governance: The G8 and International Order in the Twenty-First Century (Ashgate, 2002).

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Johannah Bernstein is an international environmental lawyer based in Brussels. She has undertaken a wide range of projects with the European Commission on international environmental governance, preparations for the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, and implementation challenges for multilateral environmental agreements in developing countries. She is currently engaged by the Stockholm Environment Institute, as well as the Swedish and Danish environment ministries. Ms Bernstein teaches international environmental law at Columbia University's Biosphere 2 campus in Arizona as well as at McGill University, and is currently leading a number of WSSD-related capacity building seminars for southern nongovernmental organizations under the auspices of the Heinrich Boell Foundation (and previously with LEAD International). She holds law degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic in Maine.

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Donald J.S. Brean is a professor of Finance and Economics in the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is an Associate of the Centre for International Studies and the Institute for International Business. Professor Brean was formerly Associate Dean of the Faculty of Management. He has held appointments at leading universities in Europe, Africa, and Asia, including Cambridge University, École Supérieure de Commerce Paris, the University of Nairobi, and Nankai University. He has published extensively in books, academic journals, and business publications on taxation, international finance and investment, industrial organisation, and economic policy. He is also editor of Taxation in Modern China, and a contributor to Guiding Global Order: G8 Governance in the Twenty-First Century, edited by John J. Kirton, J.P. Daniels and Andreas Freytag (Ashgate, 2001). A member of the International Panel of Tax Experts of the International Monetary Fund, Professor Brean has also recently served as director of the research program on Taxation in the Chinese Economic Transition, which involved the University of Toronto and China's Ministry of Finance. His current research interests include international financial integration, factors influencing international investment, the development of national policy in view of the increasing mobility of capital and structural adjustment in economies in transition. Professor Brean holds graduate degrees from the University of Toronto and The London School of Economics.

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Stéphane Doumbé-Billé is a Professor of International Law and the Environment at Jean Moulin University (Lyon 3), where he teaches general international law, international economic law, the law of international organizations, and international environmental law. Originally from Cameroon, he has also taught at the Toulouse 1, Limoges and Littoral-Côte d'Opale universities. He is a member of the IUCN's Commission on Environmental Law, the International Council of Environmental Law, the International Centre for Comparative Environmental Law, and the "Droit de l'environnement" francophone network of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. He also acts as legal consultant to the United Nations. A contributor to Sustaining Global Growth and Development: G7 and IMF Governance (Ashgate, in press), Professor Doumbé-Billé has published, with Professor Michel Prieur, he has penned three monograms: Droit de l'Environnement et Développement Durable (PULIM: Limoges, 1994); Droit, Forêts et Développement Durable (Bruylant, 1996); and Recueil Francophone des Traités et Textes Internationaux en Droit de l'Environnement (Bruylant, 1998).

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Michele Fratianni is the W. George Pinnell Professor and Chair of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He has taught also at the Catholic University of Louvain, the Università Cattolica of Milan, the Università Sapienza of Rome, Marquette University, and the Free University of Berlin. He has served as economic advisor to the European Commission in Brussels and senior staff economist with the U.S. President's Council of Economic Advisers. Recipient of the Medal of the President of the Italian Republic for scientific achievements, Professor Fratianni has also received the Pio Manzú Center Gold Medal, the Scanno Prize in economics, and the Saint Vincent Prize in economics. He is the managing editor of Open Economies Review and is a widely published author of many articles and books; among his latest books is Storia Monetaria d'Italia (Etas, 2001). He is co-editor of Ideas for the Future of the International Monetary System (Kluwer Academic Press, 1999) and, with Paolo Savona and John Kirton, Governing Global Finance: New Challenges, G7 and IMF Contributions (Ashgate, 2002) and Sustaining Global Growth and Development: G7 and IMF Governance (Ashgate, in press).

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Olivier Giscard d Estaing is Chair of the Comité pour un Parlement Mondial as well as the INSEAD Foundation. The founding dean and director general of INSEAD, he has served as a member of the French parliament (from 1968 to 1973), vice-chairman of the European Movement (from 1978 to 1992), and a member of the Conseil Économique et Social de France (from 1994 to 1999). He is also chair of the Business Association for the World Social Summit and of the European League for Economic Co-operation. Co-founder of the Caux Round Table, Dr. Giscard d Estaing is the author of six books and widely published in journals such as the Revue Politique Parlementaire and the Revue des Deux Mondes. He frequently lectures on business policy in Europe, the United States, Japan and the Middle East, and has taught business policy at various schools. For many years an advisor of CEOs of French industrial corporations, Dr. Giscard d Estaing has also served as mayor of Estaing (Aveyron) and Governor of the Atlantic Institute.

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Pierre Jacquet is Executive Director (in charge of strategy) of the Agence franéaise du développement in Paris and Chief Editor of IFRI's quarterly review Politique Étrangère. A former deputy director of the Institut français des relations internationales, he teaches economics at École Polytechnique and is also Professor of International Economics and Head of the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at École nationale des ponts et chaussées. He is widely published in the fields of globalization, international monetary and financial issues, the co-ordination of economic policies, trade policies and negotiations, and European integration.

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Pierre Marc Johnson is Senior Counsel with the Canadian law firm of Heenan Blaikie. A former premier of the province of Quebec, he has taught law at McGill University and lectures in various for a and participates regularly in many United Nations negotiations. He is an advisor to the North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation, was Vice-Chair of the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy and chair of its foreign policy committee from 1990 to 1997. In 1992, he was Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio '92). Dr. Johnson is co-author of The Environment and NAFTA: Understanding and Implementing the New Continental Law (Island Press, 1996) and a contributor to Guiding Global Order: G8 Governance in the Twenty-First Century (Ashgate, 2001). He has published many articles on development, globalization, and the environment.

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Ethan B. Kapstein is Paul Dubrule Professor of Sustainable Development at INSEAD, and Visiting Fellow at the Institut Français des Relations Internationales. Previously he was Stassen Professor of International Peace at the University of Minnesota, Vice-President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Principal Administrator at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, and Executive Director of the Economics and National Security Program at Harvard University. He is a former international banker and has served as an officer in the United States Navy. A specialist in international economic relations, he has published widely in professional and policy journals, and is a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of the International Herald Tribune and Los Angeles Times. He is the author or editor of eight books, the most recent of which is Sharing the Wealth: Workers and the World Economy (W.W. Norton, 1999). Professor Kapstein has been a consultant to many private and public sector organisations, including the World Bank and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and has been a visiting professor at Sciences Po (Paris), the University of Nice, the National Institute for Defense Studies (Tokyo), and the National War College (Washington DC).

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John Kirton is Director of the G8 Research Group, Associate Professor of Political Science, Research Associate of the Centre for International Studies and Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. He has advised the Canadian Government on G7 participation and international trade and sustainable development, and has written widely on G7 summitry. He is co-author of Environmental Regulations and Corporate Strategy: A NAFTA Perspective (Oxford University Press, 1999) and co-editor of The G8's Role in the New Millennium (Ashgate, 1999), Shaping a New International Financial System: Challenges of Governance in a Globalizing World (Ashgate, 2000), Guiding Global Order: G8 Governance in the Twenty First Century (Ashgate, 2001), New Directions in Global Economic Governance: Managing Globalization in the Twenty-First Century (Ashgate, 2001), New Directions in Global Political Governance: The G8 and International Order in the Twenty-First Century (Ashgate, 2002), and Sustaining Global Growth and Development: G7 and IMF Governance (Ashgate, in press). Professor Kirton is Principal Investigator of "Strengthening Canada's Environmental Community through International Regime Reform" (the EnviReform project) at the University of Toronto.

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Christopher Kobrak is a Certified Public Accountant (Wirtschaftsprüfer/Expert Comptable) with ten years of practical business experience, mostly in the pharmaceutical industry with Sterling Drug Inc. Since 1991, he has taught finance in Paris at ESCP-EAP, European School of Management, specializing in general corporate finance, financial theory and international finance. His research interests include the management of long-term research projects, corporate governance, business history, and political risk. Author of National Cultures and International Competition: The Experience of Schering AG, 1851—1950 (Cambridge University Press, 2002), Dr. Kobrak has published in several journals, notably Enterprise and Society; Accounting, Business & Financial History, and Entreprises et Histoire. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Rutgers University, and an MA (History), Mphil (History), MBA (Finance and Accounting), and PhD (History) degrees from Columbia University.

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Ella Kokotsis is the Communications Co-ordinator at the Independent Electricity Market Operator and is Director of Analytical Studies for the University of Toronto G8 Research Group. She served on the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy's Task Force on Foreign Policy and Sustainability in preparation for the 1995 G7 Halifax Summit, and has prepared commissioned policy papers for the Canadian Centre for Foreign Policy Development at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Author of Keeping International Commitments: Compliance, Credibility, and the G7, 1988-1995 (Garland, 1999), Dr. Kokotsis holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Toronto.

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Seiichi Kondo was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in 1999. Previously Deputy Director-General of the Economic Affairs Bureau of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, he represented Japan as Foreign Affairs Sous-Sherpa for G8 Summits in 1998 and 1999. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Kondo served as Head of the Co-ordination and Logistics Office for G8 Summits, APEC and ASEM. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Kondo served as Counselor for Public Affairs at the Embassy of Japan, Washington. In 1996, he was promoted to Minister. He served as the Head of Chancery at the Embassy of Japan in Manila, from 1990 to 1992. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kondo occupied the following positions at the Japanese Foreign Ministry: Director, International Press Division; Chef de Cabinet of the Vice Minister; Deputy Head, Korea Desk; Deputy-Director of the OECD Desk; He was seconded by the Japanese Government to the International Energy Agency; He was also seconded to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Mr. Kondo has published The Distorted Image of Japan-The Perception Game Inside The Beltway (The Simul Press, 1997) and Image of Japan in the American Media (The Simul Press, 1994), as well as numerous articles in both Japanese and English. He received a B.A. degree in liberal arts from the University of Tokyo and studied politics and economics at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University.

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Désirée McGraw lectures in governance, globalisation, and global decision-making processes as they relate to environmental and economic issues at McGill University, where she is a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law. She is also a a Senior Strategist with the Global Governance Group and works in association with Stratos, an Ottawa-based consulting firm specializing in strategies to sustainability. As a consultant on international negotiations and communications, she has advised a range of clients, including Canada's Departments of Environment and Foreign Affairs, the Canadian International Development Agency, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Ms McGraw served as youth advisor to the Canadian Delegation to the UN's Third Special Session on Disarmament, and has also been a member of delegations to the UN Conference on Environment and Development (1992) and the Conference of Parties to the Biodiversity Convention (2000), as well as World Youth Ambassador to the 1992 Earth Summit.

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Yoshiji Nogami is Senior Visiting Fellow with the Middle East Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London. Previously he was Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan. From 1999 through 2001, he was the G7/8 sherpa for Japan. Mr. Nogami has also served as Japanese Ambassador to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development from 1998 to 1999. He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo and joined the Japanese Foreign Service in 1966.

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Mary O'Sullivan is Associate Professor of Strategy and Management at INSEAD, where she teaches a course on "Innovation, Strategy, and Corporate Governance." Her broad research interests include political economy, the history of economic thought, and economic history. She is currently co-directing a three-year research project funded by the European Commission on "Corporate Governance, Innovation, and Economic Performance." Author of Contests for Corporate Control: Corporate Governance in the United States and Germany (Oxford University Press, 2000), she is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Center for Corporate Governance and Accountability at the George Washington University Law School. She completed her undergraduate degree in 1988 at University College Dublin and received an MBA and PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University. Professor O'Sullivan has also worked at McKinsey & Co. as well as spent six months as a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo.

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Victoria Panova is a doctoral candidate in the Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Russia at Moscow State University of International Relations. She lectures on the English language, in particular on political translation and diplomatic correspondence, and on the history of international relations at Moscow State University of International Relations. Her areas of research is the G8 and its role in conflict management and she is author of Multilateral Mechanisms of Co-operation of the Major Industrial Powers (Group of Eight), 1975–2002 (in press).

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John C. Pattison is Senior Vice-President of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto. His activities involve managing regulatory activities on a global basis. He is a former faculty member of the School of Business Administration at the University of Western Ontario. His books and articles have been published in Canada, the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In 1998, the Government of France conferred on him the honour of Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. Dr. Pattison is a contributor to Governing Global Finance: G7 and IMF Contributions, edited by Michele Fratianni, Paolo Savona and John Kirton (Ashgate, 2002).

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Alan Rugman holds the L. Leslie Waters Chair in International Business at the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and is Thames Water Fellow in Strategic Management at Templeton College at the University of Oxford. Author of The End of Globalization (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2001), he has published widely, including contributions to Shaping a New International Financial System: Challenges of Governance in a Globalising World, edited by Karl Kaiser, John Kirton, and Joseph Daniels (Ashgate, 2000), and Sustaining Global Growth and Development: G7 and IMF Governance, edited by Michele Fratianni, Paolo Savona and John Kirton (Ashgate, in press). Professor Rugman is an investigator in "Strengthening Canada's Environmental Community through International Regime Reform" (the EnviReform project) at the University of Toronto.

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Paolo Savona is professor of Political Economy at LUISS-Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy. A graduate of the University of Cagliari, he is also chair of Impregilo Group and of Consorzio Venezia Nuova, deputy chair of the Aspen Institute Italia and an editorialist for the Corriere della Serra, Italy's leading newspaper. Professor Savona is co-editor of the Open Economics Review, and author of, among other publications, The New Architecture of the International Monetary System (Kluwer, 2000). He is co-editor, with John Kirton, of Governing Global Finance: New Challenges, G7 and IMF Contributions (Ashgate, 2002) and Sustaining Global Growth and Development: G7 and IMF Governance (Ashgate, in press). Formerly the Minister of Trade and Industry in the 50th Italian government, he has served in a wide variety of positions, including researcher in the special studies section of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington DC, director of the financial market section of the research department of the Banca d'Italia, secretary general for economic planning in the Ministry of Budget and Planning in Rome.

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Shinichiro Uda is director of the G8 Research Group's Tokyo office. He is also president of the Institute of Promotion for the Policy Reform as well as President of the London School of Economics and Political Science International Social Economic Forum in Japan. He is also a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Japan Centre for Economic Research, and former member of Japan Broadcasting Corporation.

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Heidi Ullrich completed her PhD at the London School of Economics in 2002, where she has also taught a Summer School course on the European Union since 1997 and lectured on U.S. politics. She currently is senior trade policy officer with Consumers International. Previously, she lectured on EU integration at the University of Southampton and held research positions with both the U.S. Mission to the World Trade Organization and a member of the European Parliament. She has published on topics including contributions to Think Tanks across Nations: Policy Research and the Politics of Ideas, edited by Diane Stone, Andrew Denham and Mark Garnett (Manchester University Press, forthcoming), New Directions in Global Economic Governance: Managing Globalization in the Twenty-First Century, edited by John Kirton and George von Furstenberg (Ashgate, 2002) and Civil Society in the Information Age, edited by Peter Hajnal (Ashgate, 2002). She has also published in, among other journals, G8 Governance and the Journal of European Public Policy.

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Kimon Valaskakis is President of the Global Governance Group-Club of Athens, an international initiative bringing together academics, political leaders, and citizens worldwide to propose improvements in the global governance system in the light of the complex challenges of the 21st century. A former ambassador for Canada to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Canadian representative to the International Energy Association, he is also a professor of economics at the Université de Montréal, as well as a lecturer at the London Business School, and an advisor to Futuribles International.

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