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ZEIT meets G20

The Dawning of a New World Order?
Germany’s G20 Presidency: Partnership in Times of Change

On July 6, Germany’s leading weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT is hosting a global conference on the day prior to the official G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. The conference is headlined »The Dawning of a New World Order? Germany’s G20 Presidency – Partnership in Times of Change« and addresses key issues such as Global Trade, Financial Reform, Energy & Climate Change.  A special session will be dedicated to Africa, highlighting German-African relations.

What will global trade be like in the future? How much internationalism can we afford, and how much do we want? What does the future of the global financial architecture look like? How do we handle migration? And, most importantly, how do we fight hunger in Africa?

We will illuminate these and other issues in discussions and interviews with 300 invited guest on site and with many more via DIE ZEIT’s online channels.

The event location will be in the center of the city. Because of security matters, it will be announced only to registered participants just a few days in advance.

Speakers (extract)

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

CEO, Plan International

Top UN executive Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen took over as the CEO of Plan International on 1 September 2015.

Ms Albrectsen is the former UN Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director for Management at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She replaced Nigel Chapman who served as Plan International’s CEO for six years.

A renowned leader in the sector, Ms Albrectsen has worked for over 25 years in international development, human rights, change management and diplomacy. She has held senior leadership positions in times of significant change in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Danish government, and most recently at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Ms Albrectsen is Danish and holds a law degree from the University of Copenhagen. She has a strong background in development and humanitarian work. She served with the UNDP from 1997 to 2004, in Indonesia and later as Director of the Administrator’s Office at UNDP Headquarters. She led country operations for UNFPA in Turkey, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan from 2004-2006.

From 2007-2009, she led the Danish government’s humanitarian and civil society affairs work as the director of the relevant division in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Roberto Azevedo

Roberto Azevêdo

Roberto Azevêdo

Director-General, World Trade Organization

Roberto Azevêdo is the sixth Director-General of the WTO. His appointment took effect on 1 September 2013 for a four-year term. Ambassador Azevêdo holds degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Brasilia and in international relations from the “Instituto Rio Branco”, the graduate school of international relations and diplomacy run by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations. He joined the Brazilian Foreign Service in 1984.
His first diplomatic posting was to Washington in 1988. He subsequently served in the Brazilian embassy in Montevideo before being assigned to the Permanent Mission of Brazil in Geneva in 1997.
In 2001 Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo was named head of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry’s Dispute Settlement Unit where he remained until 2005. During his tenure he acted as chief litigator in many disputes at the WTO and served on WTO dispute settlement panels.
From 2006 to 2008 he was Vice-Minister for Economic and Technological Affairs at the Foreign Ministry in Brasilia. In that capacity he was Brazil’s chief trade negotiator for the Doha Round and represented Brazil in MERCOSUR negotiations.
In 2008 he was appointed Permanent Representative of Brazil to the WTO and other International Economic Organisations in Geneva.

David Beasley

David Beasley

David Beasley

Executive Director, UN World Food Programme

David Beasley is the Executive Director of the U.N. World Food Programme. For the past 10 years he has worked on projects to foster peace, reconciliation and economic progress. He served one term as the 113th Governor of South Carolina from 1995 until 1999.

Photo: WFP / Rein Skullerud

Nathalie Blyth

Natalie Blyth

Natalie Blyth

Global Head of Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC

Natalie Blyth is the Global Head of Trade and Receivables Finance, the HSBC business which provides financing and risk mitigation solutions to meet clients’ international and domestic trade requirements.
Natalie has over 20 years’ investment banking experience. She joined the Global Commercial Banking business in 2015 as the Global Head of Large Corporates before becoming Global Head of Client Coverage.
Before moving to Global Commercial Banking, Natalie spent eight years with Global Banking and Markets as Global Head of the Consumer Group and as Co-Head of UK Banking.
Natalie joined HSBC in 2007 from Deutsche Bank, where she spent three years as Head of Consumer. Prior to this, she spent 11 years at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.
Before her move into banking, Natalie worked as a solicitor at Stephenson Harwood, focused on corporate law. Natalie has a BSc in Biochemistry from St Andrew’s University.

Charles-Édouard Bouée

Charles-Édouard Bouée

Charles-Édouard Bouée

Chief Executive Officer, Roland Berger GmbH

Charles-Édouard Bouée is the Chief Executive Officer of Roland Berger, also responsible for the firm’s Asian business. He specializes in disruptive innovation, new technologies and digital transformation. He is a successful author of nonfiction books on modern management and China, as well fiction.

Dr. Uwe Jean Heuser

Dr. Uwe Jean Heuser

Dr. Uwe Jean Heuser

Chief Editor Business Section, DIE ZEIT

Dr. Uwe Jean Heuser is Head of the Economics department of the German weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT. He studied Economics in Bonn and Berkeley (USA), did his Ph.D. in Köln, and achieved an MBA at Harvard. He is one of Germany’s most renowned business journalists and non-fiction authors. His book Humanomics, in which he describes the revolution of economic thinking, was named “Business Book of the Year 2008”. In addition to his work with the editorial staff at
DIE ZEIT, Dr. Heuser has extensively lectured at the University of St. Gallen, and now teaches at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. In 2004, he received the Herbert Quandt Media Award for his collection of articles Creator and Destroyer. In 2011, Dr. Heuser was awarded the Dietrich-Oppenberg-Media Prize by the Lesen Foundation.

Foto: Nicole Sturz

Dr. Josef Joffe

Dr. Josef Joffe

Dr. Josef Joffe

Editor, DIE ZEIT

Josef Joffe is editor of the German weekly DIE ZEIT. Previously he was columnist / editorial page editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung (1985-2000). He obtained his Ph.D. in Government in 1975 from Harvard. Abroad, his essays and reviews have appeared in: New York Review of Books, New York Times Book Review, Times Literary Supplement, Commentary, New York Times Magazine, New Republic, Weekly Standard, Prospect (London), Commentaire (Paris).

His second career has been in academia. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Fellow of Stanford’s Institute for International Studies. A Courtesy Professor of political science at Stanford since 2004, he is also Abramowitz Fellow of the University’s Hoover Institution. He has also taught at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and the University of Munich. His most recent books are The Myth of America’s Decline, 2014, WW. Norton and Überpower: America’s Imperial Temptation (2006, translated into German, French and Chinese).

Foto: Vera Tammen

Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Born in Paris in 1956, Christine Lagarde completed high school in Le Havre and attended Holton Arms School in Bethesda (Maryland, USA). She then graduated from law school at University Paris X, and obtained a Master’s degree from the Political Science Institute in Aix en Provence.

After being admitted as a lawyer to the Paris Bar, Christine Lagarde joined the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie as an associate, specializing in Labor, Anti-trust, and Mergers & Acquisitions. A member of the Executive Committee of the Firm in 1995, Christine Lagarde became the Chairman of the Global Executive Committee of Baker & McKenzie in 1999, and subsequently Chairman of the Global Strategic Committee in 2004.

Christine Lagarde joined the French government in June 2005 as Minister for Foreign Trade. After a brief stint as Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, in June 2007 she became the first woman to hold the post of Finance and Economy Minister of a G-7 country. From July to December 2008, she also chaired the ECOFIN Council, which brings together Economics and Finance Ministers of the European Union, and helped foster international policies related to financial supervision, regulation, and strengthening global economic governance. As Chairman of the G-20 when France took over its presidency for the year 2011, she set in motion a wide-ranging work agenda on the reform of the international monetary system.

On July 5, 2011, Christine Lagarde became the eleventh Managing Director of the IMF, and the first woman to hold that position. On February 19, 2016, the IMF Executive Board selected her to serve as IMF Managing Director for a second five-year term starting on July 5, 2016.

Christine Lagarde was named Officier in the Légion d’honneur in April 2012.

Magnus Graf Lambsdorff

Magnus Graf Lambsdorff

Magnus Graf Lambsdorff

Partner, Lakestar

In 2016 after 20 years with Egon Zehnder International Magnus Graf Lambsdorff joined the Hitfox Group and Finleap, the leading Berlin based company builders as a Partner. Just recently he has moved to their advisory board and joined Lakestar – a leading European Venture Capital Fund as a Partner.  At Lakestar, Magnus is advising the fast-growing portfolio companies in optimising their organisations and developing the management teams.

Prof. Carlos Lopes

Dr. Carlos Lopes

Dr. Carlos Lopes

Professor, University of Cape Town

Carlos Lopes is Professor at the University of Cape Town and Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. He is a former UN Under-Secretary General and has occupied several leadership positions within the organization, including Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, from which he stepped down in November 2016.

Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan

Executive Director, Greenpeace International

Jennifer Morgan , together with Bunny McDiarmid, became Executive Director of Greenpeace International as of 4 April 2016. She was the former Global Director of the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute, Global Climate Change Director at Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G), and led the Global Climate Change Program of Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF). Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in Political Science and Germanic Studies, and a Master of Arts from the School of International Service at The American University in International Affairs. Jennifer was a member of Germany’s Council for Sustainable Development. Jennifer is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

René Obermann

René Obermann

René Obermann

Managing Director, Warburg Pincus International LLC; Member of the Board of Directors, Airbus SE

René Obermann is based in London, joined Warburg Pincus in 2015 and focuses on investments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors internationally as well as representing the firm in Germany across all industry sectors. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, he was CEO of Ziggo BV in The Netherlands until the merger with LibertyGlobal’s UPC. Prior to Ziggo, René worked at Deutsche Telekom Group from 1998 until 2013. After running the mobile division of DT (T-Mobile International), he was appointed as CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG in November 2006, where he remained until December 2013. Mr. Obermann began his career by starting a company in the telecom’s sector prior to joining Deutsche Telekom. He currently serves as a Supervisory Board member of Allianz Deutschland, CompuGroup Medical and thyssenkrupp and is Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of both 1&1 Internet SE and inexio.  Mr. Obermann is also a member of the Editorial Board of DIE ZEIT.

Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger

Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger

Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger

Chairman, Internet Economy Foundation

He is Managing Partner of Pflüger International GmbH Berlin, Senior Advisor to Roland Berger and Chairman of the Internet Economy Foundation (IEF). Since 2009 Pflüger is visiting professor for international relations at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, where he is Director of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS).

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Petra Pinzler

Petra Pinzler

Editor Economic Policy, DIE ZEIT

Petra Pinzler ist Hauptstadtkorrespondentin der ZEIT und schreibt über ökonomische und politische Themen. Sie studierte Wirtschafts- und Politikwissenschaft an der Universität zu Köln und besuchte die Kölner Journalistenschule. 1994 begann sie in der Wirtschaftsredaktion der ZEIT. Von 1998 bis 2001 war sie für die ZEIT Korrespondentin in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und bis 2007 Europakorrespondentin in Brüssel. Seither arbeitet Frau Pinzler im Berliner Büro. In ihrem jüngsten Buch »Der Unfreihandel« setzt sie sich kritisch mit der globalen Handelspolitik auseinander.

Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Dani Rodrik is Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has published widely in the areas of economic development, international economics, and political economy. His current research focuses on the political economy of liberal democracy and economic growth in developing countries. He is the recipient of the inaugural Albert O. Hirschman Prize of the Social Sciences Research Council and of the Leontief Award for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. His newest book is Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy (2017, forthcoming). He is also the author of Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science (2015), The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy (2011) and One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth (2007).

Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, MdB

Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, MdB

Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, MdB

Germany's Federal Minister of Finance

Wolfgang Schäuble was appointed Federal Minister of Finance in 2009. Prior, he served as Federal Minister of the Interior and Head of the Federal Chancellery. Since 1972, he is a member of the German Bundestag and became a member of the CDU’s National Executive Committee in 1989.

Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz

First Mayor of Hamburg

Olaf Scholz ist seit 2011 Erster Bürgermeister der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg. Nach dem Abitur studierte er in Hamburg Rechtswissenschaften und war ab 1985 als Rechtsanwalt tätig. Er war Landesvorsitzender der SPD Hamburg (2000 bis 2004) und Generalsekretär der SPD von 2002 bis 2004. Seit 2009 ist er wieder Landesvorsitzender und ebenso stellvertretender SPD-Bundesvorsitzender. Erstmals zog er 1998 mit einem Direktmandat in den Bundestag ein und blieb – mit einer kurzen Unterbrechung durch seine Amtszeit als Hamburger Innensenator im Jahr 2001 – bis 2011 Bundestagsabgeordneter. Bis zu seiner Berufung als Bundesminister für Arbeit und Soziales (2007 bis 2009) war er Erster Parlamentarischer Geschäftsführer der SPD-Bundestagsfraktion (seit 2005), von 2009 bis zur Wahl als Bürgermeister war Scholz stellvertretender Fraktionsvorsitzender.

Foto: Florian Jaenicke

Mark Schieritz

Mark Schieritz

Mark Schieritz

Economics Correspondent, DIE ZEIT

Mark Schieritz is the Economics Correspondent of the German weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT. He is based in Berlin and covers national and international economic affairs and has written extensively about the global economic architecture, monetary and fiscal policy and regulatory issues. Before joining DIE ZEIT, he was Finance Editor at the Financial Times Deutschland in Frankfurt. Mark Schieritz has won numerous awards for his reporting and frequently appears as a commentator in national radio and television programes. He holds a degree from the London School of Economics, taught macroeconomics at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft in Berlin. He has written two books and occasionally contributes to academic journals.

Foto: Nicole Sturz

Dennis Snower

Dennis J. Snower

Dennis J. Snower

President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Dennis J. Snower is President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and of the Global Economic Symposium (GES). He is also a Professor of Economics at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. He is Co-Chair of the Think20-Group (T20) during the German G20 presidency in 2017.
He earned a BA and MA from New College, Oxford University, an MA and a PhD at Princeton University. Prior to becoming President of the Kiel Institute, he was Professor of Economics at Birkbeck College, University of London. Dennis Snower is an international expert on labor economics, public policy as well as monetary and fiscal policies and social and behavioral economy.

Foto: IfW / Christina Kloodt

Jan Walliser

Jan Walliser

Jan Walliser

Vice President for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, World Bank

Jan Walliser is the Vice President for the World Bank’s Global Practices covering Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions.  His Vice Presidency is a “one-stop-shop” for finance ministers, central bank governors and other senior policymakers, offering clients a wide set of options to: make their economies more productive, competitive, and attractive for private investment; increase access to finance and ensure safe banking; manage their fiscal deficits and debt; get new facts on poverty; or grow their public sector management capacity. Previously, Mr. Walliser was the Director of Strategy and Operations in the Bank’s Africa Region. In this capacity, he supported the Regional Vice President in providing strategic leadership and operational guidance to staff operating in 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Previously, he managed a team of economists for Central Africa and Nigeria, and provided advice to staff and senior management on issues related to budget support, aid effectiveness and conditionality in one of the World Bank’s central units. Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Walliser was an economist at the International Monetary Fund and a Principal Analyst at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office where he focused on the analysis of Social Security reform and tax reform.

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