McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics

Director: Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics
September 1, 2002 - Present

This quarterly meetings series brings together major U.S. and foreign policymakers, business leaders, and independent commentators to discuss and debate current issues in international economics, such as global energy markets, tax policy, global demographic change, and securities regulation.

This meeting series is sponsored by the Corporate Program and the Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

Meetings

General Meeting ⁄ New York

McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: What Have We Learned about Macroeconomics from the Crisis?

Speakers:

Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, International Monetary Fund, Richard Clarida, C. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Columbia University; Former Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, United States Treasury, Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics
December 14, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Central Banking in an Age of Improvisation

Speakers:

Arminio Fraga, Founding Partner, Gávea Investimentos Ltda.; Chairman of the Board, BM&F Bovespa; Former Governor, Central Bank of Brazil, Adam S. Posen, Member, Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England; Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Kevin M. Warsh, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Former Governor, Federal Reserve System

Presider:

Peter R. Fisher, Senior Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income, BlackRock Inc.
November 28, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Sovereign Debt Restructuring in Europe: Lessons from Latin America

Speakers:

Adam Lerrick, Friends of Allan H. Meltzer Professor of Economics, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, William R. Rhodes, Founder, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC, Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, Director, Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University

Presider:

Roger C. Altman, Founder and Chairman, Evercore Partners, Inc.
May 3, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics, "How Should the U.S. Address Its Chinese Trade Imbalance?"

Speakers:

Eswar Prasad, Nandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University; Former Head of the China Division, International Monetary Fund, Peter Schiff, President and Chief Global Strategist, Euro Pacific Capital, Shang-Jin Wei, N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia University; Former Head of the Trade and Investment Division, International Monetary Fund

Presider:

Joyce Chang, Global Head of Emerging Markets and Credit Research, J.P. Morgan
March 9, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Reception
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Currency Wars

Speakers:

Kenneth S. Rogoff, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Economic Counselor and Director, Research Department, International Monetary Fund, 2001-2003, Raghuram G. Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago; Economic Counselor and Director, Research Department, International Monetary Fund, 2003-2006

Presider:

Jeffrey R. Shafer, Vice Chairman, Global Banking, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
February 10, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: What Sort of Fed Do We Want?

Speakers:

Alan S. Blinder, Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System, 1994-96, John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Former Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury (2001-2004), David Wessel, Economics Editor, Wall Street Journal and Author, In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic

Presider:

Jeffrey E. Garten, Juan Trippe Professor of International Trade, Finance and Business, Yale School of Management; Former Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce (1993-95)
January 10, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: What to Do About Derivatives

Speakers:

Andrew W. Lo, Harris and Harris Group Professor and Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, MIT Sloan School of Management; Chief Investment Strategist, AlphaSimplex Group, LLC, John Paulson, President, Paulson & Company Inc., Myron Scholes, Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance, Emeritus, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Presider:

Matthew Bishop, U.S. Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, Economist; Author, The Road from Ruin: How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top
May 24, 2010 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Reforming the IMF - Is Bigger Better, and Who Should Get More Say?

Presider:

Roger M. Kubarych, Henry Kaufman Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Economics and Finance, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Anne Krueger, Professor of International Economics, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Allan H. Meltzer, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; Professor of Political Economy, Carnegie Mellon University
May 22, 2009 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: The Euro at 10 - State of the Union and Prospects for the Future

Introductory Speaker:

L. Camille Massey, Vice President, Membership, Fellowship, and Corporate Affairs, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

John Gapper, Associate Editor and Chief Business Commentator, Financial Times

Speakers:

Jeffrey A. Frankel, James Harpel Chair for Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard University, James D. Grant, Owner and Editor, Grant's Interest Rate Observer
May 15, 2009

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Crisis and Capitalism: Does History Suggest Where We're Headed?

Speakers:

Michael Bordo, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Monetary and Financial History, Rutgers University, Jerry Muller, Professor of History, Catholic University of America, Robert J. Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Yale University, Richard Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of History of Financial Institutions and Markets, New York University

Presider:

Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
January 12, 2009 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:15 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Beyond Firefighting: Rethinking Financial Market Regulation

Speakers:

William H. Donaldson, Chairman, Donaldson Enterprises, Stephen Friedman, Chairman, Stone Point Capital, Ernest Patrikis, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Presider:

John Gapper, Associate Editor and Chief Business Commentator, Financial Times
November 25, 2008 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Economic Policy in the Next Administration

Speakers:

Austan Goolsbee, Senior Economic Adviser, Obama-Biden 2008; Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Chief Economic Adviser, McCain-Palin 2008

Presider:

Floyd Norris, Columnist, New York Times
October 21, 2008 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Buffet Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Microfinance: Business or Charity?

Presider:

James D. Wolfensohn, Chairman, Wolfensohn & Company, LLC; Former President, The World Bank

Speakers:

Robert Annibale, Global Director of Microfinance, Citigroup, Elizabeth Littlefield, Chief Executive Officer, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, The World Bank, Maria Otero, President and Chief Executive Officer, ACCION International
June 9, 2008 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: What is the Right Economic Approach to Global Warming?

Presider:

Christine Todd Whitman, President, The Whitman Strategy Group LLC

Speakers:

Ian W.H. Parry, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future, Richard Sandor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Climate Exchange, Robert H. Socolow, Professor, Princeton University
April 15, 2008 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Sovereign Wealth Funds on the Rise: Should We Worry?

Presider:

Alan Murray, Executive Editor, Online, Wall Street Journal

Speakers:

Stuart E. Eizenstat, Partner and Head of International Trade Practice, Covington and Burling LLP; Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Mohamed El-Erian, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer, PIMCO, Simon Johnson, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, International Monetary Fund, Daniel K. Tarullo, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
February 12, 2008 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:15 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: The Falling Dollar - Should We Worry?

Presider:

Michael J. Elliott, Editor, Time International

Speakers:

Richard Clarida, C. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics, Columbia University, James Grant, Founder and Editor, Grant's Interest Rate Observer, Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
December 18, 2007 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:15 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: The Global Credit Crunch - What Should a Central Bank Do?

Presider:

David R. Malpass, Chief Economist, Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.

Speakers:

Allan H. Meltzer, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Martin S. Felstein, President, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
November 19, 2007 7:45-9:00 a.m.

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Energy Security: What It Means and How to Achieve It

Presider:

John Gapper, Associate Editor, The Financial Times

Speakers:

David L. Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn International Strategies, LLC, David Sandalow, Energy and Environment Scholar, The Brookings Institution, Thomas Wallin, President, Energy Intelligence Group, Inc.
June 21, 2007 7:45-9:00 a.m.

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Bretton Woods II - Does the World Need a Monetary System?

Presider:

James D. Grant, Owner and Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer

Speakers:

Paul A. Volcker, Former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
May 23, 2007 7:45-9:00 a.m.

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

McKinsey Executive Rountable Series in International Economics: U.S. Capital Markets Competitiveness: Challenges and Choices

Presider:

Alan Murray, Assistant Managing Editor and Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Speakers:

Harvey Goldschmid, Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia University; Counsel, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP; Former Member, Securities & Exchange Commission, R. Glenn Hubbard, Cochair, Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; Russell L. Carson Professor of Economics and Finance; Dean, Columbia Business School, Arthur Levitt, Senior Advisor, The Carlyle Group; Former Chairman, Securities & Exchange Commission, Frank G. Zarb, Hellman & Friedman, LLC; Former Chairman and CEO, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.
May 15, 2007 7:45-9:15 a.m.

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Corporate Meeting ⁄ New York

Corporate Conference 2007 - McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: The Future of Global Capital Markets

Presider:

Hal Scott, Nomura Professor of International Financial Systems, and Director, Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School

Speakers:

Craig Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, John Thain, Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Group, Inc.
March 8, 2007 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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The Lessons of Argentina: Crisis and Aftermath

Presider:

Benn Steil, Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Eduardo Aninat, Ambassador to Mexico, Republic of Chile, Manuel E. Hinds, Former Finance Minister, Republic of El Salvador
December 6, 2006

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Inward Investment and U.S. National Security

Presider:

Jeffrey R. Shafer, Vice Chairman, Global Banking, Head of Economic and Political Strategies, Citigroup, Inc.

Speakers:

Kenneth Lieberthal, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Political Science, William Davidson Professor of Business Administration, University of Michigan, Patrick A. Mulloy, Commissioner, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission; former General Counsel, U.S. Senate Banking Committee, William A. Reinsch, President, National Foreign Trade Council; former Undersecretary of Commerce for Export Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
June 13, 2006

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Foreign Aid and Economic Development

Presider:

Nicholas D. Kristof, Columnist, New York Times

Speakers:

William Easterly, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, New York University, Clay Lowery, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, New York University, Steven Radelet, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Arvind Subramanian, Division Chief, Macroeconomic Studies Division, International Monetary Fund
May 12, 2006

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Growing Old Together? Pension Liabilities and Economic Growth

Presider:

Floyd Norris, Marketplace Columnist, The New York Times

Speakers:

Adair Turner, Vice Chairman, Merrill Lynch Europe; Chair, UK Pensions Commission, Peter R. Orszag, Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Michael Tanner, Director of Health and Welfare Studies, CATO Institute
April 25, 2006

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

McKinsey Executive Rountable Series in International Economics: The SEC in a Globalizing Securities Market - A Conversation with the Past Four Chairmen

Presider:

Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Richard C. Breeden, Chairman, Richard C. Breeden & Co.; former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (1989-1993), William H. Donaldson, Chairman & CEO, Donaldson Enterprises, Inc.; former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (2003-2005), Arthur Levitt, Senior Adviser, The Carlyle Group; former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (1993-2001), Harvey L. Pitt, CEO, Kalorama Partners; former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (2001-2003)
February 22, 2006

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Farewell to Oil? A Conversation on the Future of Energy

Presider:

Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Chairman, Boston Properties, Editor-in-Chief, U.S. News & World Report

Speakers:

Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; Co-Author, The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run out of Energy, Paul Roberts, Journalist; Author, The End of Oil
June 15, 2005

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Do the Deficits Matter?

Presider:

Gerard Baker, U.S. Editor, The Times of London

Speakers:

Kenneth S. Rogoff, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Arthur Laffer, Founder and Chairman, Laffer Associates
April 19, 2005

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: The Importance of Being Alan? Fed Credibility in a Post-Greenspan Era

Presider:

John Berry, Federal Reserve Columnist, Bloomberg News

Speakers:

Laurence Meyer, Former Member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Distinguished Scholar, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Benjamin M. Friedman, William J. Maier Professor of Political Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Frederic Mishkin, Alfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions, Columbia Graduate School of Business, Susan Phillips, Former Member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Dean and Professor of Finance, School of Business and Public Management, George Washington University
March 28, 2005

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Is China a Google or an Enron?

Presider:

Henry Kaufman, President, Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc.

Speakers:

Albert Keidel, Senior Associate, China Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Nicholas R. Lardy, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics, Gordon Chang, Author, The Coming Collapse of China
December 15, 2004

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Global Trade Close-up - A Frontline Report from Bob Zoellick and Pascal Lamy

Presider:

Lionel Barber, U.S. Managing Editor, The Financial Times

Speakers:

Robert B. Zoellick, United States Trade Representative, Office of the Trade Representative, The White House, Pascal Lamy, Commissioner for Trade, European Commission
September 30, 2004

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: The ‘Hollowing Out’ of American Industry

Presider:

Michael J. Elliott, Editor-at-Large, Time Magazine

Speakers:

R. Glenn Hubbard, Russell L. Carson Professor of Economics and Finance, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University; former Chair,President's Council of Economic Advisers, Ronald Blackwell, Director, Corporate Affairs, AFL-CIO, Jagdish N. Bhagwati, Senior Fellow, International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Kevin Kearns, President, U.S. Business and Industry Council
March 23, 2004

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Dollarization in Latin America

Presider:

Jeffrey R. Shafer, Vice Chairman, International Investment Banking, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

Speakers:

Ricardo Hausmann, Professor of the Practice of Economic Development, Harvard University; Former Chief Economist, Inter-American Development Bank, Manuel Hinds, International Consultant; Former Minister of Finance, El Salvador, Domingo Cavallo, Robert Kennedy Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Former Minister of the Economy, Argentina
January 27, 2004

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Former U.S. Trade Representatives

Presider:

Louis V. Gerstner Jr., Former Chairman, IBM Corporation

Speakers:

Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering; U.S. Trade Representative, 1997-2001, Carla A. Hills, Chairman & CEO, Hills & Company; Vice Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; U.S. Trade Representative, 1989 - 1993, Mickey Kantor, Partner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, LLP; U.S. Trade Representative, 1993 - 1997
January 12, 2004

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Sarbanes-Oxley and the Transatlantic Capital Market

Presider:

Brandon Becker, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Speakers:

Frits Bolkestein, Commissioner, Internal Market and Taxation, European Commission, Michael Oxley, Member, U.S. House of Representatives (OH – R); Chairman, House Committee on Financial Services
October 15, 2003

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: The Future Role of GAAP and IAS

Presider:

Arthur Levitt Jr., Senior Advisor, The Carlyle Group, Former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission

Speakers:

Robert Herz, Chairman, Financial Accouinting Standards Board, Sir David Tweedie, Chairman, International Accounting Standards Board
September 3, 2003

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Globalization, Trade and Development, the US and the EU: In for the Long Run?

Presider:

Lionel Barber, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times

Speakers:

Robert B. Zoellick, United States Trade Representative, U.S. Trade Representative Office, Pascal Lamy, Trade Commissioner, European Commission
November 6, 2002

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