G7 summits are often held in remote locations far removed from the general public, but our team use their privileged access to leaders’ press conferences and the International Media Centre to develop and share their insights and analysis as events unfold. As policy analysts at this year’s G7, our team was able to engage with international online, TV, radio and print media and give interviews in a range of languages.
Our policy analysts adapted to the fast-paced environment in the media centre, taking on the challenge of real-time analysis of unfolding events to produce timely policy briefs and blogs, attending press conference of world leaders, and gain confidence in their abilities to network in and outside the International Media Centre.
The GLI Team attending the summit were as follows:
Hannah Baron (Postgraduate Taught, Politics); Dr Matthew Bishop (Politics); Joelle Cheong (Undergraduate, Politics); Jessica Dam (Master’s, East Asian Studies); Professor Hugo Dobson (East Asian Studies); Leanne Gaffney-Berkley (Master’s, Politics); Hannah McLennan (Undergraduate, Politics); Samuel Ribanský (Undergraduate, Politics); Charline Sempéré (Master’s, Politics); James Snowden (Master’s, Law).
About the G7
The G7 first met as a G6 (France, US, UK, West Germany, Japan and Italy) in November 1975 in response to a range of pressing economic issues. The agenda soon expanded beyond economics to include political, security and social issues. Membership also expanded with Canada joining in 1976 and the EU being given a seat at the summit table the following year. During the 1990s, Russia was included to form a G8 but has been excluded since 2014 in response to the crisis in Ukraine.
The summit in Canada was the 44th meeting of the Group of 7 (G7).