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The key theme of this webinar was how do we move forward and capture the benefits of globalization without its negative corollaries, while considering the uncertain consequences of COVID-19 on trade and the movement of people and capital. How can globalization be reformed to be more equitable across regions and countries, and among groups of citizens within a country, as well as be more sustainable for the planet?

Webinar moderator: The Rt Hon Lord Jack McConnell

Panelists:

Professor Rym Ayadi, President and Founder, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association

Dr. Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

Mr. Erol Yayboke, Deputy Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies

The webinar was co-organised by the Victoria Forum, the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and took place on Thursday 03 September at 1600 GMT on Zoom.