Past Event

The G8 and Beyond: The Economics and Politics of a Global Century?

Sunday, June 21 - Monday, June 22, 2009
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


On June 21 and 22, the Italian Foreign Ministry convened a small but diverse group of the world’s leading thinkers to stimulate bold ideas for a global economy and political system that could meet the challenges of governance in the 21st Century. The conference was held in partnership with the Brookings Institution, Aspen Italia, Club de Madrid, Link Campus University – Sage, and Centro di Eccellenza Jean Monnet – Fondazione Economia Tor Vergata.

The goal of the conference was two-fold: to generate ideas that transcend the tyranny of the urgent and could help inform preparations for the Italy-hosted L’Aquila Leaders’ Summit in July 2009; and to generate debate and discussion on longer-term efforts to reform the international system.

Brookings participants included President Strobe Talbott and Visiting Fellow Federiga Bindi.

Read the conference summary and working paper »