Program of the 2016 Annual Meeting

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Rome, Italy April 15-17, 2016

At the Rome  Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel

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

Host Country Chairman: Carlo Secchi, Professor Emeritus of European Economic Policy and former Rector, Bocconi University; Vice President, ISPI, Milan; former Member of the Italian Senate and of the European Parliament

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

10h00 - 12h30 
Welcome Luncheon

14h00  Formal
Opening of the Conference by the Trilateral Chairmen

14h00 - 15h30
SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ITALY IN EUROPE
Chair/moderator: Monica Maggioni, President, Rai, Rome
Maria Elena Boschi, Minister of Constitutional Reforms & Relations with Parliament, Italy
Roberto Cingolani, Scientific Director, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa
Andrea Guerra, Executive Chairman of Eataly, Alba; former CEO of Luxottica Group and Indesit Company
Yoram Gutgeld, Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies; Economic and Public Finance Advisor to the Italian Prime Minister; Government spending review Commissioner, Rome

15h45-17h15   
WHERE IS THE EUROPEAN PROJECT HEADING? IN NEED FOR MORE EUROPE AT TIMES OF RETRENCHMENT
Chair/moderator: 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
Mario Monti, Member of the Italian Senate; President, Bocconi University, Milan; former
President, Council of Ministers, Italy; former Member of European Commission
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council emeritus; former Prime
Minister of Belgium, Brussels
David Willetts, Member of the House of Lords, London; Chairman, Resolution Foundation;
former Minister for Universities and Science
A critical appraisal:
Paul Taylor, European Affairs Editor, Thomson Reuters

19h00 
Official reception @ the Palazzo del Quirinale
hosted by THE HON. SERGIO MATTARELLA, PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

09h00-10h30   
THE MIDDLE EAST IN TURMOIL: FROM AN ARAB SPRING TO A DEEP WINTER?
Chair/moderator: Elisabeth Guigou, Member of the French National Assembly and Chair of the
Foreign Affairs Committee; Chair, Anna Lindh Foundation, Alexandria
Keynote address: Paolo Gentiloni, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy
Panel:  Ali Babacan, Member of the Grand Assembly (AKP); former Deputy Prime
Minister for Economic & Financial Affairs and Foreign Minister of Turkey
Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States, Holy See
Meghan L. O’Sullivan, Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, JFK School
of Government, Harvard University; former Special Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan
Fareed Yasseen, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to France; former Head
of Policy Planning, Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diplomatic Adviser
to Vice President Adil Abd al-Mahdi

10h45-12h15   
WHERE IS RUSSIA HEADING? WITH ISSUE BRIEF UPDATE OF THE 2014 TRILATERAL REPORT ON
ENGAGING RUSSIA: A RETURN TO CONTAINMENT?
Chair/moderator & presenting the Issue Brief: Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Alexei Kudrin, Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University; co-Chairman, the Civic Initiatives Committee; former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Russian Federation
Vladimir Mau, Rector of the Presidential Academy of National Economy and
Public Administration (RANEPA)
Igor Yurgens, Chairman of INSOR, Institute of Contemporary Development
European respondent: Andrzej Olechowski, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Economy, Poland

12h20-13h00   
THE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR & MISSILE THREATS
Lori Esposito Murray, Distinguished Chair for National Security, U.S. Naval Academy; former Special Advisor to the President on the Chemical Weapons Convention; former Assistant Director, U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency
In conversation with: Han Sung-Joo, Chairman, The International Policy Studies Institute of Korea, Seoul; former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Korea

14h30-16h00   
WHERE IS CHINA HEADING?
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
Panel: Wu Jianmin, Member of the Foreign Policy advisory Group of the Chinese Foreign Ministry; Senior Research Fellow of Counsellors’ office of the State Council; Member and Vice President of the European Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Ruan Zongze, Vice President of the China Institute of International Studies, Beijing
Remarks from: Sakong Il, Chairman & CEO, Institute for Global Economics (IGE), Seoul;
former Minister of Finance of Korea
Shyam Saran, former Chairman, National Security Advisory Board under the National
Security Council of India; former Ambassador and G8 Sherpa to the Prime Minister

16h15-17h45   
THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
Moderator: Michael Duffy, Executive Editor of TIME Magazine, Washington, D.C
David Dreier, former Member (R-CA) of the U.S. House of Representatives
Jane Harman, former Member (D-CA) of the U.S. House of Representatives
Discussants: Caroline Daniel, Editor, FT Weekend, Financial Times, London
Yoichi Funabashi, Chairman, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF), Tokyo;
former Editor-in-Chief, The Asahi Shimbun

20h00   RECEPTION & DINNER @ PALAZZO COLONNA HOSTED BY THE ITALIAN GROUP OF THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION

SUNDAY,  APRIL 17

09h00-10h30   
INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION & REFUGEE FLOWS:
CHALLENGING THE GLOBALISATION OF INDIFFERENCE

Chair/moderator: Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for
Migration; President, International Catholic Migration Commission
Keynote address: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva
PRESENTATION OF THE TASK FORCE REPORT BY THE AUTHORS: Louise Arbour, Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais, Montréal; former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Mely Caballero-Anthony, Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for
Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of
International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
David Dreier, Distinguished Fellow, Brookings Institution; former Chairman
House Rules Committee of U.S. House of Representatives
Khalid Koser, Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) and Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Geneva; Chair WEF Global Council on Migration

10h45-12h45   
COPING WITH DIGITAL DISRUPTION
THE CHALLENGE TO BUSINESS
Chair/moderator: G. Richard Thoman, Managing Partner, Corporate Perspectives, New York; Adjunct Professor of International Business, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; former CEO of Xerox

Ann-Kristin Achleitner, Scientific Director, Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies, Technische Universität München
Donald E. Graham, former Lead Independent Director, Facebook; former
Publisher and Chairman of the Board, Washington Post Company
Stefano Venturi, Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Italy; President American Chamber of Commerce in Italy
David Rockefeller Fellow discussants: Andrew Klaber and Kenji Kushida

11h45:    
THE IMPACT ON POWER, PRIVACY & THE ECONOMY
Chair/moderator: Tobby Simon, Founder & Chairman, Synergia Foundation, Bangalore; Member of Global Commission on Internet Governance
Richard Dobbs, Director of the McKinsey Global Institute, London
Jamie Gorelick, Partner, WilmerHale LLP; former Deputy U.S. Attorney General;
former General Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense; former Member, 911 Commission
Ann Mettler, Head of the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC),
European Commission, Brussels
David Rockefeller Fellow discussants: Katinka Barysch and Manuel Muñiz

12h45   
CONCLUDING REMARKS BY THE TRILATERAL CHAIRMEN

NEXT PLENARY MEETING TO BE HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C.  ON 24-26 MARCH 2017





 

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