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2006 G8 Pre-Summit Conference

G8 Performance, St. Petersburg Possibilities

Moscow State Institute on International Relations (MGIMO)
G8 Research Group, University of Toronto
with the support of
The Centre for International Governance Innovation
The Guido Garli Association
Foreign Affairs Canada

Moscow, June 29, 2006

Due to a last-minute change in the foreign ministers' schedule at their G8 ministerial meeting, the Russian and Canadian foreign ministers were unable to participate in today's MGIMO conference. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The working language of the conference is English.
All times are in Moscow.


Welcome and Introduction
Anatoly Torkunov, MGIMO
Remarks by Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (PDF in Russian)


Global Governance and Development
John Kirton, G8 Research Group, University of Toronto [Download paper here]
Alexei Bogaturov, Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences, MGIMO
Andrew F. Cooper, Centre for International Governance Innovation [Download paper here]
Ksenia Borischpolets, Professor, MGIMO




World Economy and Trade
Olga Butorina, MGIMO
Honourable Roy MacLaren, former Minister of Trade, Canada
Sylvia Ostry, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto [Download paper here]
Lynn Robertson, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Robert Fauver, former U.S. Under-Secretary of State [Download paper here]




Nonproliferation and Security
Nodari Simonia, Director, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, RAS
Yuri Dubinin, Professor, MGIMO
Ildar Akhtamzyan, Professor, MGIMO
Oleg Barabanov, Professor, MGIMO




The Foreign Ministers' Perspective CANCELLED


Prospects for the G8
Olivier Giscard d'Estaing, Comité pour un parlement mondial
Vasily Mikheev, RAS
Artem Malgin, counsellor to the rector, MGIMO
Marc Entin, Director, Institute of European Law, MGIMO

Announcement of the MGIMO Centre on the G8



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