Program of the 2013 Annual Meeting

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Berlin, Germany, March 15-17, 2013

German Bundestag-Reichstag and Hotel Adlon

Conference Chairman: Jean-Claude Trichet, European Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Chairman, Group of Thirty; Chairman, BRUEGEL Institute; Honorary Governor, Banque de France; former President of the European Central Bank; Paris

Host Country Chairman:Michael Fuchs, European Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Member of the German Bundestag, Berlin; Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group; former President, National Federation of German Wholesale & Foreign Trade

Friday 15 March
12h30
Buffet luncheon at Hotel Adlon

15h00
In the German Bundestag-Reichstag Building
Formal opening of the conference by the Trilateral Chairmen
Jean-Claude Trichet, European Chairman
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., North American Chairman
Yasuchika Hasegawa, Asia Pacific Chairman

15h15-16h15
GERMANY AND THE EUROPEAN CRISIS: DOMESTIC OPINION VS. FOREIGN DEMANDS
Chair: Michael Fuchs, European Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Member of the German Bundestag, Berlin; Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group; former President, National Federation of German Wholesale & Foreign Trade;
Steffen Kampeter, Federal State Secretary, German Finance Ministry
Edelgard Bulmahn, Member of the German Bundestag; former Federal Minister
Kurt Lauk, former Member of the European Parliament (EPP Group-CDU); President, Economic Council of the CDU Party
Respondent: Robert M. Kimmitt, Senior International Counsel, WilmerHale, Washington; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; and former U.S. Ambassador to Germany

16h30-18h00
THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE EUROZONE CRISIS

Chair/Moderator:Jean-Claude Trichet, European Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Chairman, Group of Thirty; Chairman, BRUEGEL Brussels; Honorary Governor, Banque de France; former President of European Central Bank

Esko Aho, Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; Consultative Partner, Nokia Corporation; former Executive Vice President, Nokia; former Prime Minister of Finland, Helsinki

Marek Belka, President, National Bank of Poland, Warsaw; former Director, European Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C; former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland

David Miliband, Member of the British Parliament (Labour); former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, London

18h00-19h00
GERMANY AND EUROPE
Chair: Jean-Claude Trichet. European Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Michael Fuchs, German Group Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Keynote Address: Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany

19h00 –
Reception in the Reichstag

Saturday 16 March
In the German Bundestag-Reichstag Building

09h00-10h30
A 21ST CENTURY AGENDA FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Chair/Moderator: Susan Schwab, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, and Strategic Advisor, Mayer Brown, LLP; former U.S. Trade Representative
Yasuchika Hasegawa, Asia Pacific Chairman-designate, Trilateral Commission; President and CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.; Chairman of the Board,  Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), Tokyo
Herminio Blanco Mendoza, Mexican Candidate for WTO Director General; Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Soluciones Estratégicas, Mexico City; former Mexican Secretary of Commerce and Industrial Development
Franz Fischler, President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna; former Member of the European Commission (Agriculture)

11h00-12h30
CHINA’S RISE AND GEOPOLITICAL IMPLICATIONS
Chair/Moderator: Han Sung-Joo, Chairman, The International Policy Studies Institute of Korea (IPSIKOR), Seoul; former Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador to the United States
Wu Jianmin, Executive Vice Chairman of China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy; Professor of China Foreign Affairs University; Member of the International Advisory Committee of the Chinese Foreign Ministry
Susan Shirk, Chair, 21st Century China Program, and Ho Miu Lam Professor of China and Pacific Relations, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), University of California San Diego
Jusuf Wanandi, Asia Pacific Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia), Jakarta

2h45-13h45
Luncheon

14h00-15h30
THE ARAB AWAKENING TWO YEARS DOWN THE ROAD
Chair/Moderator:Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, The Munich Security Conference on Security Policy; Global Head of Government Relations, Allianz SE, Munich; former German Deputy Foreign Minister and former German Ambassador to the United States and to the United Kingdom
Essam El Haddad, Assistant to the President of Egypt on Foreign Relations and International Cooperation, Cairo
Karen Elliott House, Writer, Princeton, NJ; Adjunct Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge; former Senior Vice President, Dow Jones & Company, and Publisher, The Wall Street Journal

16h00-17h30
ENERGY SECURITY AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
Chair/Moderator: Harald Norvik, Chairman of the Board, Telenor; Member of the Board, Conocophillips; former President and Chief Executive, Statoil, Oslo
Jim Prentice, North American Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Senior Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Calgary and Toronto
Ross Garnaut, Professor of Economics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra
Giuseppe Recchi, Chairman, Eni, Rome

19h00 –
Reception and Dinner at the DZ Bank/Axica
40th ANNIVERSARY EVENING OF THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION
Chaired by Paul A. Volcker in the presence of David Rockefeller
Photo  Founder David Rockefeller (front row center) at the Trilateral Commission’s 40th Anniversary meeting in Berlin, March 16, 2013, with (front row from left) Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Jean-Claude Trichet, and Minoru Makihara, and (back row) Paul A. Volcker and Michael Fuchs.

Sunday 17 March
At Hotel Adlon

09h00-10h30
THE UNITED STATES
Chair/Moderator: François Bujon de l'Estang, Ambassadeur de France; Chairman, FBE International Consultants, Paris; former Chairman, Citi France; former Ambassador to the United States
Martin S. Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge; President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research; former Chairman, U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisors
Thomas R. Pickering, Vice Chair, Hills & Company, Washington; former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; former U.S. Ambassador to Russian Federation, India, and United Nations

10h45-12h45
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Chair/Moderator: Joseph S. Nye, Jr., North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission; University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton; former Director, Policy Planning, U. S. Department of State
Peter Sutherland, Honorary European Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Chairman, London School of Economics; UN Special Representative for Migration and Development
Hitoshi Tanaka,Chairman, Institute for International Strategy (IIS), Japan Research Institute, Ltd., Tokyo; Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange; former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

12h45
CLOSING REMARKS BY THE TRILATERAL CHAIRMEN
Jean-Claude Trichet, European Chairman; Joseph S. Nye, Jr., North American Chairman, and Hong SeokHyun, Asia Pacific Deputy Chairman

13h00 –
Informal farewell luncheon
The next Trilateral Commission Plenary Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., from mid-day Friday, April 25, to mid-day April 27, 2014

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