About the Session
The G20’s profile as an influential manager of the global political and economic engine remains undiminished. But serious differences between member states, not least of which is the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China, threaten to derail the fragile consensus that this group had carefully nurtured since the 2008 financial crisis. Ten years after the global economy went into a tailspin, its recovery appears to be proceeding apace. But that recovery has neither been even nor irreversible. Pockets of the world for whom the last decade was a “lost” decade have egged on their governments to turn towards populism and nativism, twin political economy challenges that the G20 cannot ignore as it crafts the next set of solutions to tackle lopsided growth, refugee flows and climate change. In addition, the G20 states have also been buffeted by challenges from rapid advancements in technology that threaten to eliminate jobs in delicately poised national economies.
15:00 – 15:30 | Registration
15:30 – 15:40 | Opening Remarks by Mihir Sharma, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation
15:40 – 17:00 | De-briefing session with Shri Alok A. Dimri, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)
17:00 onwards | High Tea