Meet the T20 Task Force Co-chairs

Co-chairs are responsible for coordinating the work of researchers for the development of public policy documents on globally relevant topics.

The researchers in each working group are organized around the Co-chairs, international thought leaders in different subjects. The Co-chairs establish the agenda and guide the experts to follow the goals set for this cycle.

They are in charge of leading the discussions under T20 Argentina:

  1. The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age
  • Alejandra Cardini – Director of Education, Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC)
  • Dennis Görlich – Head of the Global Challenges Center & Managing Director of the Global Economic Symposium (GES), Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
  • Fen Osler Hampson – Director, Global Security & Politics Program, Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
  • Martín Rapetti – Director of Economic Development, Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC)
  • Jeffrey Sachs – Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University
  • Samir Saran – Vice President, Observer Research Foundation
  1. Climate Action and Infrastructure for Development
  • Amar Bhattacharya – Senior Fellow at the Global Economy & Development Program, Brookings Institution
  • Ottmar Edenhofer – Director, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
  • Mariano Gendra – Consulting member, Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI)
  • Gabriel Lanfranchi – Director of Cities, Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC)
  • Naoyuki Yoshino – Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
  1. Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla – Senior Research Fellow & Head of the LAC Program, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Jikun Huang, Professor and Director of the China Center for Agricultural Policy, Peking University
  • Martín Piñeiro – Director of the Agriculture Committee, Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI)
  1. Gender Economic Equity
  • Gala Díaz Langou – Director of Social Protection, Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC)
  • Margo Thomas –Gender and Growth Initiative Fellow, Chatham House
  1. Cooperation with Africa
  • Belay Begashaw – Director General, SDG Center for Africa
  • Julia Leininger – Head of the Governance, Statehood & Security Dept., Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  • Elizabeth Sidiropoulos – CEO, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
  1. 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Homi Kharas – Interim VP & Director of the Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution
  • Andrea Ordónez – Research Coordinator, Southern Voice
  • Rodrigo Rodríguez Tornquist – Consulting member, Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI)
  • Imme Scholz – Deputy Director, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  • Simon Zadek – Co-Director of the UNEP Inquiry into Design Options for a Sustainable Financial System
  1. Trade, investment and Tax Cooperation
  • Axel Berger – Researcher at the World Economy & Development Financing Dept., Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  • Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz – CEO, International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
  • Raúl Ochoa – Consulting member, Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI)
  • Sebastián Torres – Dean, Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN)
  • Christian von Haldenwang – Senior Researcher at the Governance, Statehood & Security Dept., Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  1. Social Cohesion, Global Governance and the Future of Politics
  • Helmut Anheier – President, Hertie School of Governance
  • Marc Fleurbaey – Steering Committee member, International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP)
  • Félix Peña – Vice President, Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI)
  • Julia Pomares – Executive Director, Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC)
  • Dennis Snower – President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
  1. An International Financial Architecture for Stability and Development
  • Franco Bruni – Vice President & Co-Head of the Europe and Global Governance Center, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
  • Kevin Gallagher – Director, GDP Center
  • Akshay Mathur – Head of Research & Geoeconomics Fellow, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations
  • José Siaba Serrate – Consulting member, Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI)
  • Antonio Villafranca – Research Coordinator & Co-Head of the Europe and Global Governance Center, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
  1. Migration
  • Marcela Cerrutti – Director, Center for Population Studies (CENEP)
  • Silvia Giorguli – President, The College of Mexico (Colmex)
  • Güven Sak – Managing Director and Area Studies Program Director, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
  • Astrid Skala-Kuhmann – Director of Global Partnerships & Co-chair of the T20 Germany 2017 Forced Migration Task Force, GIZ