Fair Standards for Summit Success/Failure—Keeping Sight of Diplomatic,Political, and Bureaucratic Realities. With panelists Alan S. Alexandroff, Munk School of Global Affairs, Matthew P. Goodman, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Yves Tiberghien, University of British Columbia. Chaired by Richard C. Longworth, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs."
Alan S. Alexandroff is the Director of Online Research and Director of the Global Summitry Project (GSP), as well as a senior editor for the Global Summitry Journal at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Dr. Alexandroff leads the GSP's efforts to analyze and evaluate the adequacy of global summitry in the international system. Following the editing of Can the World be Governed? Possibilities for Effective Multilateralism (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008), a second volume coedited with Andrew F. Cooper has been published recently, Rising States; Rising Institutions: Challenges for Global Governance (Brookings Institution Press, 2010). Dr. Alexandroff focuses his research work on the contemporary global governance architecture and the influence and role of the rising states, particularly China. Dr. Alexandroff writes frequently on global summitry and US-China relations. Dr. Alexandroff received his B.A. cum laude with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University, an M.A. and Ph.D. in government from Cornell University, an M.A. in international history from the London School of Political Science and Economics, and an L.L.B. from the McGill University Law School.
Matthew P. Goodman
Matthew P. Goodman holds the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). Previously he was the White House Coordinator for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the East Asia Summit (EAS), where he oversaw US policy development in those forums. Prior to that he served as Director for International Economics on the National Security Council staff and was responsible for the G-20, G-8, and other international forums. Prior to joining the White House, Goodman was Senior Adviser to the Under Secretary for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs at the US Department of State. He also worked with the Deputy Secretary of State on the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR). Goodman has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. Before joining the Obama administration in August 2009, he worked for five years at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global business advisory firm based in Washington, DC, where he was Managing Director in charge of the firm's Asia practice. From 2002 to 2004 he served at the White House as Director for Asian Economic Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. From 1988 to 1997 he worked as an International Economist at the US Treasury Department, including five years at the US embassy in Tokyo, where he served as Financial Attaché. His private-sector experience includes five years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he headed the investment bank's government affairs operations in Tokyo and London. His publications include Crafting US Strategy toward Asia (CSIS, 2008), with Charles W. Freeman III; and "US Economic Diplomacy Towards Asia," in The New Economic Diplomacy: Decision-Making and Negotiation in International Economic Relations (Ashgate, 2011). He has contributed numerous articles and op-eds to the Financial Times, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, and other publications. Goodman holds an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.S. in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Richard C. Longworth
Richard Longworth is Senior Fellow at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and author of Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism, on the impact of globalization on the American Midwest. He was a distinguished visiting scholar at DePaul University, Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Northwestern University, and is a mentor at the Harris School at the University of Chicago. Longworth joined the Council in 2003 as Executive Director of Global Chicago after a career in journalism. For 20 years Longworth was a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and United Press International, and was the Tribune's chief European correspondent. He has reported from 80 countries on five continents. He is also the author of Global Squeeze and coauthor of Global Chicago. Longworth was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, has won the Overseas Press Club award twice, and was a finalist two times for the Pulitzer Prize. In addition, he has won every major national award for economic reporting. Longworth is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, has been a speaker at the Davos conferences, and for five years was a mentor to StreetWise, Chicago's newspaper for the homeless.
Yves Tiberghien (Ph.D., Stanford University, 2002) is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is also a Faculty Associate at the Center for Chinese Research at the Center for Japanese Research and at the Institute for European Studies at UBC. Yves is a graduate from HEC Paris (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and from the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS MIM). Yves also was an Academy Scholar at Harvard University in 2004 to 2006 and an East Asian Institute Fellow at Peking University, Fudan University, Keio, and Taiwan University (2011). He specializes in comparative political economy and international political economy with an empirical focus on China, Japan, and Korea. In 2007 he published Entrepreneurial States: Reforming Corporate Governance in France, Japan, and Korea (Cornell University Press in the Political Economy Series). Dr. Tiberghien is currently working on a multi-year project on global economic and environmental governance, including the roles played by China, Japan, and Korea in the G-20. He has two forthcoming books on the topic: L'Asie et le futur du monde (Paris: Science Po Press) and Leadership in Global Institution-Building: Minerva's Rule (edited volume, Palgrave McMillan). He has written several articles on the G-20 geopolitical chessboard and on the East Asian role in the G-20.
Yves Tiberghien, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, offers his views on what he calls "the paradox of summits." Professor Tiberghien believes media coverage ignores the full complexity multidimensional summits.