11:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT

Past Event

The London Summit: Can the G-20 Fix the Financial Crisis?

Monday, March 30, 2009

11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies, including President Barack Obama, will gather in London on April 2 for a G-20 Summit focused on the financial crisis. Global economic stimulus plans, financial regulation, trade and governance of the international financial institutions are high on the agenda, but what matters most and what can be accomplished?

On March 30, Brookings hosted a discussion of the critical issues facing the leaders in London. Brookings President Strobe Talbott introduced the forum. Panelists included Michael Froman, deputy national security advisor for International Economic Affairs; Brookings Vice President and Director of Global Economy and Development Kemal Derviş; Brookings Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Carlos Pascual; and Brookings Senior Fellows Eswar Prasad and Johannes Linn. William Antholis, Brookings’s managing director, moderated.

Read the opening discussion with Michael Froman and Kemal Derviş » (PDF)
Read the full transcript » (PDF)