12:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT

Past Event

Brookings/CIGI Seminar Series: Reviewing the Los Cabos G-20 Summit

Monday, June 25, 2012

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Brookings Institution
Stein Room

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

On June 25, 2012, the Brookings Institution and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) co-hosted a seminar in Washington, D.C. with the purpose of reviewing the recent G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. This year’s summit took place against a backdrop of enduring fragility in the global economy, an ongoing crisis in the eurozone and continued challenges in the Middle East. Participants discussed the implications of these issues, as well as the preparation and outcomes of the Summit and broader considerations for the future of the G-20.

Nancy Alexander, director of the Economic Governance Program at the Heinrich Boell Foundation of North America, Jim Haley, director of the Global Economy Program at CIGI, and Colin Bradford gave their perspective on the recent G-20 Summit. The seminar addressed the notion that the G-20 is “losing steam” in the midst of the escalating financial crisis in southern Europe and the continued chaos in the Middle East, as well as looked ahead to the transition of the G-20 leadership from Mexico to Russia.