Professors discuss G-20's economic importance, Europe's influence

September 17, 2009

University Park, Pa. — Making sense of the complex issues the G-20 will tackle at their summit in Pittsburgh this month will be made a little easier thanks to a series of YouTube videos featuring Penn State educators. The list of challenges the G-20 faces is daunting: the global economic crisis, sustainable development, terrorist financing and climate change, among others.

Fariborz Ghadar, director of Penn State’s Center for Global Business Studies, affirms the importance of the G-20 in today’s climate of economic turmoil and change. Ghadar sketches out the history leading to the G-20’s formation, and describes some key issues currently at play in our increasingly interdependent global economy. View Ghadar's video at /video/174160/2013/02/09/video-no-title.

Terrence Guay, clinical associate professor at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, describes Europe’s growing global economic influence. Guay examines Europe’s role at the G-20 summit, and explains how Pennsylvania fits in to the bigger picture of international trade. View Guay's video at /video/174161/2013/02/09/video-no-title.

  • Fariborz Ghadar (left) and Terrence Guay

    IMAGE: Penn State

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