Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 08/2010

Shaping the G20 Agenda in Asia: The 2010 Seoul Summit

Il SaKong

April 2010

East-West Center


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. Visit for previous issues and more information.