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.
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.
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.
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.
Bild©Photo: WFP / Rein Skullerud
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.
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
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
Co-Head of Europe and Managing Director, Warburg Pincus Deutschland GmbH, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Airbus SE
Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger
Chairman, Internet Economy Foundation
Pflüger is Managing Partner of Bingmann Pflüger International GmbH, Berlin and Chairman of the Internet Economy Foundation (IEF)and a member of the board of European netID Foundation. He is Director of the European Cluster of Climate, Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and visiting Professor at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London (KCL). He serves as Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Centre, Washington D.C. and Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM). He has previously served as personal assistant and press secretary to former German President Richard von Weizsäcker (1981 – 89). He was a Member of the German Bundestag from 1990-2006, Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on the Affairs of the European Union (1998-2002) and Deputy Minister of Defence (“Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär”) in the first Merkel Government (2005/06). Friedbert Pflüger studied Political Science, Economics and Constitutional Law in Göttingen, Bonn and at Harvard, where he also taught at the Center for International Affairs under the supervision of Samuel Huntington. In 1982, he received his PhD at the Department of Philosophy, University of Bonn under the supervision of Karl Dietrich Bracher with a thesis on American foreign policy. In the fall of 1989 Pflüger worked as a Senior Fellow at the Hoover – Institution, Stanford.
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.
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
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.
Federal Minister of Finance / Vice Chancellor, Germany
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.
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.
Bild©IfW / Christina Kloodt
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.
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.