What are the new dynamics of summitry? Colin Bradford highlights and summarizes the main themes and messages of a joint workshop on the future of the G-20 Summit – The New Dynamics of Summitry: Institutional Innovations for G20 Summits – hosted by the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings with the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and CIGI, held in Washington, DC April 21-22, 2010 (workshop agenda and participant list available here). Bradford also discusses the importance and results of the National Perspectives on Global Leadership project, summit outreach, and international development as a future G20 agenda item in Seoul. Colin Bradford is a senior fellow at CIGI and a nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution.
Colin Bradford is a senior fellow at CIGI and a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings Institution. He is director of the Brookings-CIGI global governance reform project in the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings.
Between 1998 and 2004, Bradford was a research professor of economics and international relations and distinguished economic in residence at American University. A presidential appointee in the Clinton administration from 1994 to 1998, Bradford served as chief economist of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and was the senior official in charge of US relations with other donors. From 1990 to 1994, Bradford was head of research at the Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Prior to that, he was the senior staff member in charge of the international economic outlook work of the World Bank's Strategic Planning Division.
Bradford was associate director of the Yale Center for International Studies from 1978 to 1988. He was also associate professor in the practice of international economics. He spent 10 years in Washington: he was the first associate fellow at the Overseas Development Council; senior economist at the Inter-American Committee for the Alliance for Progress; legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Lawton Chiles (D-Fla); and director of the Office of Multilateral Development Banks at the US Treasury Department in the Carter administration.
Bradford has authored numerous articles on international economic policy and development issues and is editor of 10 conference volumes on major international challenges. He recently published a paper, "World Energy Needs, Climate Change and Governance"; with Johannes Linn he edited "Global Governance Reform: Breaking the Stalemate" (Brookings Press 2007).