Decoding G20 Indonesia Summit


Thursday, November 17, 5-6:30 PM (8-9:30 PM EST; 18 Nov 8-9:30 AM WIB; 18 Nov 10-11:30 AM JST)

Location: Virtual


  • Alan S Alexandroff/ Director of the Global Summitry Project and teaches at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, the University of Toronto
  • Colin Bradford/ Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings
  • Yoshiko Kojo/ Professor, the Aoyama Gakuin University, Department of International Politics, School of International Politics, Economics and Communication
  • Swaran Singh/ Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) and President of Association of Asia Scholars
  • Maria Monica Wihardja/ Visiting fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, and a former World Bank Economist 


  • Yves Tiberghien/ Professor of Political Science, Konwakai Chair in Japanese Research, and Director of the Center for Japanese Research at the University of British Columbia (UBC)

On November 15-16, G20 leaders will be meeting in Bali, Indonesia for one of the most consequential conferences since the start of Leaders’ Summits in 2008. It can be argued that the very existence of this self-designated governing board of the global economic system is at stake this time. Set against the backdrop of international conflicts and health crises, the G20 summit is bound to be a high-decibel platform for world leaders to address ongoing challenges and take collective action. With the theme for Indonesia’s G20 Presidency being “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”, the summit focuses on three main pillars: Global Health Architecture, Sustainable Energy Transition, and Digital Transformation.Join the first-ever webinar hosted by Konwakai Chair in Centre for Japanese Research, University of British Columbia, to find out how G20 leaders are navigating economic and societal hurdles in the post-pandemic world. We bring together great observers from the Indo-Pacific region in a virtual panel to debrief what happened at the 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit, the lessons we should learn, and their key takeaways.


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