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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
The G-20 summit will meet to discuss responses to the global
financial crisis in London on April 2. The American plans for
the summit remain unclear. The European Union, though, has
called for a "charter of sustainable economic activity" that "would
subject all financial market activities around the globe to
regulation." This charter, the EU argues, would ensure that
all financial market activities reduce economic "imbalances" and
promote market "stability." It would be backed by a system of
sanctions against violators, and lead ultimately to the
establishment of a "global governance structure."
The EU's proposals raise extremely serious questions about the
fate of America's sovereignty and economic freedom. So far,
the United States has paid too little attention to the larger
political implications of the G-20 summit. Join us for a
panel with three experts who will discuss these questions, and
offer their perspectives on what the summit should, and should not,
seek to achieve.
More About the Speakers
J.D. Foster, Ph.D.
Norman B. Ture Senior Fellow in the Economics of Fiscal
Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies,
The Heritage Foundation
Desmond Lachman, Ph.D.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Jeremy Rabkin, Ph.D.
Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law
Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow in Anglo-American Relations