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Beyond Hong Kong: Is the Doha Development Round Doomed?

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


As trade officials gather in Hong Kong for the WTO ministerial meeting, ambitions have been lowered and significant market opening now seems endangered. Is the Doha Development Round doomed? Are rich countries doing all that they can to live up to their promises to make globalization work better for poor people in developing countries? What are the main obstacles to an agreement and how can they be overcome?

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Panelists:
C. Fred Bergsten - Director, Institute for International Economics
William Cline - Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development and Institute for International Economics
Kimberly Elliott - Research Fellow, Center for Global Development and Institute for International Economics
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L. Alan Winters - Director, Development Research Group, The World Bank
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Moderator:
Nancy Birdsall - President, Center for Global Development

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