Beyond Japan Ep. #21: Global Summitry – The G7 and World Politics in 2020 with Professor Hugo Dobson

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This week we are joined by Professor Hugo Dobson, Professor of Japan’s International Relations, to discuss the cancelled 46th G7 summit. We will explore the summit’s controversies and changes, reflecting the seismic political changes seen within G7 nations over 2020. We will explore the summit’s controversies and changes, reflecting the seismic political changes seen within G7 nations over 2020. We also discuss what changes this predicts for the G7 in 2021, the first to be held in post-Brexit Britain.

Hugo’s research profile and Twitter.

Watch Hugo’s interviews at the G20 Argentina 2018, G7 Canada 2018 and G20 China 2016.

Read up on Hugo’s articles:

Teaching Global Citizenship (paywall)

Reviving multilateralism through multi-stakeholder cooperation

Afterlives of Post-War Japanese Prime Ministers

Is Japan Really Back? The “Abe Doctrine” and Global Governance

Image credits:

[L] G7 Summit flags by UK Prime Minister

[R] President Trump’s Trip to the G7 Summit by The White House

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