Conference "2014: from G8 to G7? The Future of the Gx System and Global Governance"

Date: from Monday 2 June 2014 to Monday 2 June 2014


Conference from 9:30 - 18:00

Location: Egmont Palace, Petit Sablon / Kleine Zavel 8 bis, 1000 Brussels

Organisation: EGMONT; G8 Research Group, University of Toronto; Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Ghent Institute for International Studies

On 4-5 June 2014 the leaders of the G7 (EU, US, Canada, Japan, Germany, UK, France, Italy) met in Brussels. This event was extraordinary, as the G8 format including Russia has been suspended due to the dispute over Ukraine. The Egmont Institute, Ghent Institute for International Studies, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, and the G8 Research Group at University of Toronto  organized a Pre-summit Conference on Monday 2 June in Brussels. The conference took stock of the ongoing G7/G8 agenda. Since several of these processes are linked, the conference also addressed part of the G20 agenda. Speakers included Ms. Gabriela Ramos (G20 sherpa of the OECD), Amb. Yves Brodeur (Canada’s representative to NATO), Mr. Robert Fauver (former G7 sherpa of President Bill Clinton), in addition to Russian, Canadian and EU scholars and practitioners.

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