Global Summit Prenegotiation: The Case of the Australian G20 Presidency

Event Type
Public Lecture

Location/Date
Bonn, 31.05.2016

Organiser
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) & Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research


Public Lecture with Larry Crump

In 2017, Germany will take over the G20 presidency after China. After ‘middle powers’ such as Australia and Turkey chaired the G20 for years, global economic heavyweights are now taking over. While continuity and effectivity have become crucial for G20 to maintain its relevance, we know little about the factors that support an effective global and regional summit. It is assumed that the chair likely plays an instrumental role in securing a successful summit. In this lecture, Larry Crump presented a paper, co-authored with Christian Downie, that analyzes the role of the summit chair, agenda building and pre-negotiation preparation during the 2014 G20 Australian presidency. The authors developed a Summit Prenegotiation Framework, identifying tasks and issues for leaders’ summit. The paper also examines the relationship between agenda building and régime identity, and the debate surrounding G20 identity and legitimacy. The authors suggest that the G20 will have legitimacy challenges similar to the UN Security Council if G20 leadership fails to address régime continuity and change, which is the real long-term G20 challenge.

Programme

17:30h Public Lecture with Larry Crump
Global Summit Prenegotiation: The Case of the Australian G20 Presidency

Discussant
Thomas Fues, Head of Department "Training", German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Moderator
Clara Brandi, Senior Researcher, Department "World Economy and Development Financing", German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

19:00h End of the Lecture and Get Together


Event information

Date /h
31.05.2016 / 18:30 - 20:00

Location
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6
53113 Bonn

Website Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research

www.gcr21.org/en

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