The Uptake | Are The Poor Represented At The World Economic Table?

The G-8 brings together the governments of the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, Russia and the U.K. The G-8 will hold a summit in Chicago in May 2012. At the same time a full summit of NATO will be held in Chicago.

Gary Prevost, Professor of Political Science, St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict leads a discussion of the G-8 and it’s role in world politics and the economy today: When this body of the largest economies meets, are the interests of working and poor people represented at the table? Do these governments plan and work for peace and justice? What does the G-8 represent in a world in economic crisis? What is the connection between the economic policies of the big powers in the G-8