On 1 April 2019 at the DOC Moscow office, Prof. Daisuke Kotegawa, Research Director of the Canon Institute for Global Studies; and former Executive Director for Japan at the International Monetary Fund, will present his views on the current world economic and political situation.
In June 2019, Japan will host the G20 Osaka Summit. Leaders of G20 countries, invited guest countries and heads of international organisations will meet together to host high-level discussions aimed towards resolving global issues. At the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe outlined his vision of upcoming priorities: “At the G20 Osaka Summit, I will set our goal to materialize a free, open, and inclusive and sustainable future society and promote efforts to this end, through our development efforts centered on the sustainable development goals and contributions to addressing global issues, along with driving the world economy through the promotion of free trade and innovation as well as simultaneously achieving economic growth and inequality correction.” The G20 includes Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union.
The DOC Research Institute established successful partnerships with the T20 – the G20-affiliated think tank community in 2016. In 2019, the DOC participated in the work of the T20 Japan task force #4 – a dedicated working body designed to submit policy recommendations on infrastructure planning and financing to G20 leaders.
Prof. Daisuke Kotegawa will present a retrospective of major economic and political events over the past 40 years, and together with experts from the business and research communities will discuss the current world economic and political situation.
The event will be held in English. This event is free but registration is required.