AoC-, EU- related topics, global governance, NewAgemind-+soulCrimes, books+films, endtimes, ...
Friday, November 11, 2011
The Trilateral Commission: the think-tank that joins Mario Monti and Lucas Papademos
"Lucas Papademos and Mario Monti will have to lead the governments of Greece and Italy, respectively.They have many things in common: they have been elected at the polls, have no experience in national government (even if European bodies) and have American academic.In addition, another link unites them, they are both members of the Trilateral Commission, whose leading members are Henry Kissinger, Javier Solana, Ana Patricia Botin, or Timothy Geithner.
The first features are common, but what is the Trilateral Commission? The Trilateral Commission is a think-tank created in 1973 by David Rockefeller, current patriarch of the famous family and grandson of John D.Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil (the antecedent of ExxonMobil, the largest in the world).
It aims to promote cooperation among industrialized nations, sharing a responsible leadership in the international system, although it is frequently accused by supporters of the conspiracy theories about world government.He also relates the Bilderberg Group .
Initially, the goal of this group was to mend fences between the three regions of the day: North America (U.S. and Canada), Western Europe and Japan.
It was originally established by the Commission for a period of three years, the mandate has been renewed in turn every three years to the present.It also conducts an annual meeting (the last in Washington last April), although each group makes their own.Indeed, the European group meeting begins today November 11 in The Hague, Netherlands, and ends on Sunday 13.
As explained on its website, the growing interdependence among global actors has become a full-fledged globalization, and therefore have been added to the group members such as Mexico in North America and China and India in the group in Japan, Asia-Group renamed Pacific (currently more than 100 members).
The European group has increased as did the European Union.For example, in the 70's, were set up groups in Spain and Portugal before these countries joined the EU.
Greenspan, Geithner, Summers, Kissinger ...
The Trilateral Commission has prohibited its members from public office, so that both Monti, who is the current chairman of Europe, Papademos, have to leave their positions in the Trilateral.See the full list of members.
The president of America is the famous American scholar Joseph S.Nye, co-founder of the theory of neo-liberalism in international relations (it has to do with economic neoliberalism).Meanwhile, the president of Asia-Pacific is the Japanese Yotaro Kobayashi, former chairman of Fuji Xerox and a member of other boards of companies such as NTT and Sony.
The long list of members of this think-tank includes some of the most relevant political, business and academic world. Among its founders highlight the presence of Paul Volcker and Alan Greenspan, who led the U.S. Federal Reserve from 1979 and 2006.
U.S. group is great personalities: Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State Clinton administration, William Dudley, president of the New York Fed, Martin Feldstein, a Harvard professor and adviser to several governments, Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Fed, Henry Kissinger, Joh Negroponte, former ambassador to Iraq, Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State under George W.Bush, Larry Summers, former Treasury secretary former chief economic adviser to Barack Obama.
Moreover, the current U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the current World Bank president, Robert Zoellick, are former members of the Trilateral.
Featured Members in Europe
Currently, there are also members of the ECB as part of the Trilateral: Luc Coene, Governor of National Bank of Belgium; Erkii Liikanen, Chairman of the Bank of Finland, Ewald Nowotny, Governor of National Bank of Austria and Nout Wellink, chairman of the Central Bank the Netherlands.
In addition, there are recognized at European politicians like Britain's Peter Mandelson or Jacques Santer of Luxembourg and several members of various European parliaments and ambassadors, and Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee president.
Corporate representation is also significant. Esko Aho, Nokia's executive vice president and former prime minister of Finland, Manfred Bischoff, chairman of Daimler and EADS presidents, Richard Burrows, chairman of British American Tobacco and former governor of the Bank of Ireland, Bertrand Colomb, honorary president of Lafarge and John Elkann, president of Fiat are among the highlights.
There are also representatives of Allianz, ENI, Finmeccanica, Shell, Unicredit, Areva, ING, Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, Commerzbank, Telenor, BAE Systems, Air Liquide, Intesa San Paolo, Pirelli, Akzo Nobel and UBS.Addition, senior major U.S. banks in Europe, including Citigroup and Goldman Sachs.There are also representatives of media such asFinancial Times, Il Sole 24 Ore, Corriere Della Sera, Polityka, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Kathimerini.
Solana, Matutes and Loot noted for Spain
As for the Spanish delegation, highlighted the political level Javier Solana, former foreign minister and former secretary general of NATO and Abel Matutes, entrepreneur, former member of the European Commission and former Minister of Foreign Affairs.The world of finance find Ana Patricia Botin, former president of Banesto and Santander current UK CEO and Emilio Ybarra, president of BBVA."