The global financial crisis has strengthened the influence of emerging powers and generated new forms of cooperation in the economic arena, in particular the G20.
On April 8, the Managing Global Order project at Brookings hosted former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin for the launch of its Global Order speaker series. As the “father of the G20,” Prime Minister Martin provided his perspective on recent changes in the international system: what has been accomplished, the implications of those changes and what challenges remain. Following his remarks, Vice President Kemal Dervis, director of Global Economy and Development at Brookings, offered commentary. Senior Fellow Bruce Jones, director of the Managing Global Order project, provided introductory remarks and moderated the discussion.
The MGO Global Order speaker series presents the views of leading thinkers on key international challenges of the 21st century and the implications of these challenges for global cooperation and international architecture.
After the program, the featured speakers took audience questions.