Trade Briefing with Wolfowitz Tomorrow


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The trade briefing scheduled for today was cancelled and replaced with a panel discussion tomorrow followed by a meeting with new World Bank President, Paul Wolfowitz.

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The panel will include H.E. Alan Keyterman, Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana; Supachai Panitchpakdi, Director-General, World Trade Organization; Peter Mandelson, European Union Commissioner for Trade; Ernesto Zedillo, Director, Yale Center for the Study of

Globalization; and Mary Robinson, President, Ethical Globalisation Initiative.

I’ll file a report on the panel and meeting as quickly as possible tomorrow.


Elton John Sends a Message in the Live8 Insider to “raise awareness of the global AIDS/HIV crisis.”

WizBang has pictures of what the American delegation can expect. Includes Digitus Impudicus.

Outside The Beltway and Cannuckistan alert us to SPIEGEL INTERVIEW WITH AFRICAN ECONOMICS EXPERT “For God’s Sake, Please Stop the Aid!”

The Kenyan economics expert James Shikwati, 35, says that aid to Africa does more harm than good. The avid proponent of globalization spoke with SPIEGEL about the disastrous effects of Western development policy in Africa, corrupt rulers, and the tendency to overstate the AIDS problem.


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  1. Clive Davis says:


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