Prospects for Japan's G20 Osaka Summit: A Symposium

  • 08 May 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, 1 Devonshire Place

The Centre for the Study of Global Japan invites the Members of the Japan Society to attend:

9:00AM-5:45PM, Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, 1 Devonshire Place
Reception to Follow

ON JUNE 28-29, JAPAN WILL BE HOSTING THE 2019 G20 SUMMIT IN OSAKA-the largest summit ever hosted by Japan. According to Prime Minister Abe, "At the Osaka Summit, Japan is determined to lead global economic growth by promoting free trade and innovation, achieving both economic growth and reduction of disparities, and contributing to the development agenda and other global issues. Furthermore, we will discuss how to address the digital economy from an institutional perspective and issues that arise from an aging society. We will introduce Japan's efforts, including the productivity revolution amid a 'Society 5.0' era, towards achieving a society where all individuals are actively engaged."

In anticipation, the Centre for the Study of Global Japan, G20 Research Group of the University of Toronto, and Consulate General of Japan in Toronto present a one-day symposium, surveying the agenda for the summit and assessing its prospects. The symposium will feature a range of distinguished officials and scholars from Japan, Canada, Europe, and the United States. All are welcome.

RSVP: https://uoft.me/G20SummitRSVP

MORE INFO: https://uoft.me/G20Summit

SPEAKERS:

Takako Ito, Opening Remarks
Consul-General of Japan in Toronto

PANEL I | G20 SUMMIT PERFORMANCE, 2008-2019

John Kirton, Chair
Co-Founder and Director, G7 Research Group
Co-Founder and Director, G20 Research Group
Interim Director, International Relations Program, University of Toronto

Len Edwards, Panelist
G20 Sherpa for Canada (2008-10)
Robert Fauver, Panelist
US G7 Sherpa (1993-94)
President, Fauver Associates, LLC

Alessandra Cicci, Panelist
Co-Chair, Summit Studies, G20 Research Group (2019 Osaka Summit), University of Toronto

Ji Yoon Han, Panelist
Co-Chair, Summit Studies, G20 Research Group (2019 Osaka Summit), University of Toronto

PANEL II | PREPARATION AND PROSPECTS FOR THE OSAKA SUMMIT

Louis Pauly, Chair
Interim Director, Centre for the Study of Global Japan, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

J. Stefan Dupré Distinguished Professor of Political Economy, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

Shotaro Oshima, Panelist
G7 Sherpa (2002)
Chairman, Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
Adjunct Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Jonathan Fried, Panelist
Current G20 Sherpa for Canada
Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative, World Trade Organization

Motoshige Itoh, Panelist
Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo, Japan
Professor, International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University, Japan

PANEL III | INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY: CHALLENGES IN TRADE AND FINANCE

Tiff Macklem, Chair
Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Matthew Goodman, Panelist
Senior Vice President; Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington, DC

Patrick Cirillo, Panelist
Principal Assistant to the Secretary, International Monetary Fund

Sara Konoe, Panelist
Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kansai University, Japan

PANEL IV | SOCIETY 5.0: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, AND THE PROMISE OF INCLUSION

David Welch, Chair
University Research Chair and Professor of Political Science, Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo
Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, University of Waterloo

Paola Subacchi, Panelist
Professor, International Economics, Queen Mary University London
Visiting Professor, University of Bologna, Italy

Malkanthi Evans, Panelist
Chief Scientific Officer, KGK Science, London, ON

Atsushi Sunami, Panelist
President, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Executive Advisor to the President and Adjunct Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan

Julia Kulik, Panelist
Director of Research, G20 Research Group, University of Toronto
PANEL V | SOCIETY 5.0: TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION, AND FUTURE PROSPERITY

Alan Alexandroff, Chair
Director, Global Summitry Project; Senior Editor, Global Summitry: Politics, Economics and Law in International Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

Hideaki Shiroyama, Panelist
Professor, Public Administration, Graduate School of Public Policy and Graduate School for Law and Politics, University of Tokyo, Japan

Ella Kokotsis, Panelist
Director of Accountability, G20 Research Group, University of Toronto

Carin Holroyd, Panelist
Associate Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan
President, Japan Studies Association of Canada

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SPONSORS

Centre for the Study of Global Japan, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto
G20 Research Group, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto
Consulate General of Japan in Toronto

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