A week before the annual G-8 Summit in Scotland, James Steinberg, vice president and director and vice president of Foreign Policy Studies at Brookings, will moderate a discussion on the overall agenda for the 2005 meeting. Panelists include Brookings Senior Fellows Lael Brainard, Susan Rice, David Sandalow, and Philip Gordon.
This year, the G-8 nations will focus on Africa and global climate change. Tony Blair, prime minister of Britain and the summit's host, hopes to use the meeting to move forward on recommendations from the Commission for Africa and to reach consensus on climate change issues and actionable remedies. Panelists will discuss other agenda items including the International Finance Facility (IFF) for a mass program of immunizations in developing countries, foreign aid to developing countries, global trade issues, and carbon emissions.
A question and answer session will follow the panelist's remarks.