International gatherings. Ernesto Zedillo, director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, was a keynote speaker at a workshop convened by Sweden's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on "The Role of Nations, Regions and Networks in Tackling Global Challenges." He also participated in a workshop at Oxford University looking at ways to promote a more constructive political and economic environment, and took part in a high-level gathering on "The World Economy" in Aspen.
The editor of YaleGlobal Online (www.yaleglobal.yale.edu), Nayan Chanda, attended the second meeting of a consortium called the Globalization Studies Network, and Haynie Wheeler, associate director, represented the center at a global conference on "Scaling Up Poverty Reduction," sponsored by the World Bank and the People's Republic of China.
United Nations report. Also this summer, the center disseminated a report by a Commission on the Private Sector, of which Zedillo and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin were task force co-chairs. The report, which had been presented to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in March, was cited by the leaders of the Group of Eight, who issued a joint communiqué supporting its economic analysis and policy advice at their summit in Sea Island.
Projects and grants. At home, the Yale center's staff worked on the final report for the International Task Force on Trade and Finance and finished editing a publication based on last year's annual conference on "The Future of Globalization: Explorations in Light of Recent Turbulence." In addition, the center received major grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundations in support of its work.