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Annual Conference
1999 G8 Pre-Summit Conference

Monday, June 14, 1999, 10:00-16:00.

Strengthening the International Financial System: The Role of the G7/G8

Symposium organised by the
Research Institute of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, and
The University of Toronto - G8 Research Group,
at the German Industry and Trade Association (DIHT), Bonn,
Adenauerallee 148, 53113 Bonn
We gratefully acknowledge the generous support and assistance of:
eCollege.com, Siemens AG,
Hewlett Packard, Media One Inc.,
German Marshall Fund of the United States,
Canada. Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.


10:00-10:15 Welcome

Professor Dr. Karl Kaiser, Otto-Wolff-Director, Research Institute of the DGAP

Professor John Kirton, Director, G8 Research Group, University of Toronto

10:15-12:30 Panel One: Problems, Weaknesses and Deficits of Current
International Financial Systems

Chair: Professor Dr. Karl Kaiser, Director, Research Institute of the DGAP

Professor Takashi Kiuchi, Research Director, The Long-Term Credit Bank Tokyo (The Crisis in Asia)

Professor George von Furstenberg, Indiana University (An American Perspective on System Stability and Strengthening)

Professor Alan Rugman, Oxford University, (Trade and Finance Vulnerabilities)

Professor Joseph Daniels, Marquette University (Financial Speculations)

12:30-13:30 Buffet Lunch

13:30-16:00 Panel Two: The G7 and the Shaping of the New International
Financial Architecture

Chair: Professor John Kirton, Director, G8 Research Group

Sir Nicholas Bayne, London School of Economics (The G7’s Contribution, Past, Present and Future)

Professor Dr. Norbert Walter, Head of Research, Deutsche Bank (The New Financial Architecture for the Global Economy)

Dr. Curzio Giannini, Banca d'Italia (The Role of the International Monetary Fund as a Lender of Last Resort)

Dr. Pierre Jacquet, Deputy Director, Institute Français des Relations
Internationales (Exchange Rate Regimes)

This symposium is sponsored by Siemens AG. Further financial support has been received from the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

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