Shaping the G20 Agenda in Asia: The 2010 Seoul Summit


Il SaKong (lead article), with commentaries by Amar Bhattacharya, Mahani Zainal Abidin, and Marcus Noland

East-West Dialogue, No. 5


Honolulu: East-West Center

Publication Date: April 2010
Binding: paper
Pages: 12
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The latest issue of East-West Dialogue features Il SaKong, Chairman of the Presidential Committee for the G20 Summit, Republic of Korea. In his article, Looking Toward the 2010 Seoul G20 Summit, he discusses emerging issues on the agenda for the November 2010 Summit in Seoul and efforts to build the G20 into an effective, durable institution.

Responses to SaKong's article are provided by Amar Bhattacharya, Director of the G24 Secretariat (Enhancing the G20's Inclusion and Outreach); Mahani Zainal Abidin, Director-General and CEO, Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia (The G20: Just Another Annual Get-Together of Leaders?); and Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics and East-West Center (Vying for the G20's Attention).

The mission of the East-West Dialogue (convened by Peter Petri of Brandeis International Business School and East-West Center) is to generate insights for deepening the Pacific partnership based on regionwide discussion and debate.


The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Center.