Program of the 2004 Annual Meeting

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Warsaw, Poland, May 7-10, 2004

Conference Chairman: Peter Sutherland
Opening Comments (pdf 24kb/1page)

Friday, May 7

19:30
Informal buffet dinner reception at the Marriott Hotel

Saturday, May 8

9:00
Opening of the meeting by the Trilateral Chairmen

SESSION on POLAND AND THE REGION 
Chaired by Andrzej Olechowski 
Welcome Message (pdf 32kb/1page)

9:15 - 10.15
PART I: POLAND'S AGENDA IN EUROPE (pdf 44kb/3pp)
Marek Belka, Prime Minister nominate; former Ambassador-at-Large and Chairman, Council for International Coordination, Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad; former Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance

10:30 - 12:30
PART II: DOING BUSINESS IN POLAND AND THE REGION
An overview: 
"Doing Business in Central and Eastern Europe:
Economic Challenges and Opportunities" (pdf 48kb/4pp)

Stanley Fischer, President, Citigroup International and Vice President, Citigroup, New York, NY; former First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC

Business conditions in Poland:
"Agora as a Case Study" (pdf 48kb/4pp)
Wanda Rapaczynska, President of the Management Board, Agora, Warsaw

Business conditions in the Region:
"PKN ORLEN as a Case Study" (pdf 48kb/3pp)
Zbigniew Wróbel, President of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer, PKN-Orlen, Warsaw

12:45 - 14:45
Luncheon Panel hosted by the Agora Group
RUSSIA AND THE TRILATERAL COUNTRIES

"Beyond the EU's Gravitational Pull" (pdf 40kb/2pp)
Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State 

"Restoring Russia as a Great Power" (pdf 40kb/2pp)
Max Jakobson, Independent Consultant and Senior Columnist, Helsinki; former Finnish Ambassador to the United Nations; former Chairman of the Finnish Council of Economic Organizations 

"Russia and the Trilateral Countries" (pdf 44kb/3pp)
Koji Watanabe, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange; Executive Advisor, Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren); former Ambassador of Japan to Russia

RESPONDENT: 
"Russia and the Trilateral Countries" (pdf 44kb/3pp)
Grigory Yavlinsky, former Member of the State Duma and Leader of the "Yabloko" Parliamentary Group; Chairman of the Center for Economic and Political Research, Moscow, Russian Federation

15:00 - 16:00
SESSION reporting on the TRILATERAL TASK FORCE
"NEW CHALLENGES TO INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND HUMAN SECURITY POLICY"
Chaired by: Allan Gotlieb
Carl Bildt, Chairman, Nordic Venture Network and Senior Adviser, IT Provider, Stockholm; former Member of the Swedish Parliament, Chairman of the Moderate Party and Prime Minister of Sweden; former European Union High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina & UN Special Envoy to the Balkans 
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Kazuo Ogura, President, The Japan Foundation, Tokyo; former Ambassador of Japan to Vietnam, Korea and France

16:00 - 18:15
After one hour in plenary - for the opening presentations - to be followed by 2h15 minutes of discussion in three sub-groups.

20:00
Reception and dinner at the Warsaw University of Technology hosted by PKN Orlen
"Address to the Trilateral Commission" (pdf 40kb/3pp)
Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Prize Winner; former President of the Republic of Poland 

Sunday, May 9

9:00 - 12:30
SESSION on the NEW EUROPEAN UNION
Opening commemoration on "Europe Day":
"Today's Meaning of the 9th May 1950 Schuman Declaration"


Panelists:
The Future of the EU: "Let's Be Realistic, Let's Demand the Impossible" (pdf 44kb/3pp)
Georges Berthoin, International Honorary Chairman, European Movement; Honorary Chairman, The Jean Monnet Association; Honorary European Chairman, The Trilateral Commission, Paris

"National Sovereignty vs. European Constitution" (pdf 40kb/2pp)
Leszek Kolakowski, Quondam Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford

"European Progress Brings EU to European Problems" (pdf 48kb/4pp)
John Bruton, Member of the Irish Parliament; former Prime Minister and Leader of Fine Gael, Dublin

"The Transatlantic Alliance: Common Desires or Opposing Views" (pdf 44kb/3pp)
Henry Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc., New York; former U.S. Secretary of State; former U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

"A Trailblazing Europe Sets the Example for the Whole World" (pdf 40kb/2pp)
Lee Hong-Koo, Chairman, Seoul Forum for International Affairs; former Prime Minister; former Ambassador to the United Kingdom and the United States, Seoul

"The New European Union: Highlights from the Debate" (pdf 36kb/2pp) is available for this session.

12:45 - 14:45
Luncheon Panel hosted by "Polityka" and Bank BPH
PACIFIC ASIA
"Opening Comments by Yotaro Kobayashi" (pdf 24kb/1page)

"Pacific Asia" (pdf 40kb/3pp)
Han Sung-Joo, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States; former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former President , Korea University; former Director, Ilmin International Relations Institute, Korea University; former Pacific Asian Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission

"Pacific Asia" (pdf 44kb/3pp)
Yotaro Kobayashi, Chairman of the Board, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Tokyo; Pacific Asia Chairman, Trilateral Commission

"Pacific Asia: Strategic Developments in the East Asian Region" (pdf 44kb/4pp)
Jusuf Wanandi, Co-founder, Member of the Board of Trustees and Senior Fellow, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta

15:00 - 18:00
SESSION on INTERNATIONAL CURRENCIES & COMPETITIVENESS
Chaired by: Ernesto Zedillo

"Setting the International Scene" (pdf 48kb/4pp)
Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank, Frankfurt/Main

"The Euro" (pdf 44kb/3pp)
Norbert Walter, Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt/Main

The Dollar
"Perspective on U.S. External Deficits" (pdf 228kb/5pp)
E. Gerald Corrigan, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co., New York; former President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

"The Renminbi" (pdf 44kb/4pp)
Toyoo Gyohten, President, The Institute for International Monetary Affairs; Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd., Tokyo

20:00
Reception and dinner at the Palace of Culture hosted by Citigroup International
Chaired by: Thomas S. Foley

"Address to the Trilateral Commission" (pdf 44kb/3pp)
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC; Robert Osgood Professor of American Foreign Affairs, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; former U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; Founding Director of the Trilateral Commission

Monday, May 10

8:45 - 10:45
SESSION ON ISRAEL-PALESTINE
Chaired by: Kim Kyung-Won

Special Report Prepared for the Topical Session on Israel-Palestine (pdf 56kb/4pp)
Dominique Moïsi, Special Advisor to the Director General of the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI), Paris

"Israel-Palestine" (pdf 40kb/2pp)
Dominique Moïsi, Special Advisor to the Director General of the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI), Paris

"Israel-Palestine" (pdf 44kb/3pp)
James B. Steinberg, Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC; former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor

"Israel-Palestine" (pdf 144kb/3pp)
Yoshiji Nogami, Senior Visiting Fellow, Middle East Programme, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London; former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan

RESPONDENTS FROM THE REGION:
"Israel-Palestine" (pdf 48kb/4pp)
Shlomo Avineri, Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Sari Nusseibeh, President, Al-Quds University in Jerusalem (cancelled)

11:00 - 12:00
"Address to the Trilateral Commission" (pdf 40kb/3pp)
The Hon. Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of the Republic of Poland

12:00
Closing comments from the three Trilateral Chairmen

END OF THE MEETING

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