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Findings & Forecasts 05/15/2013

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With three con­cur­rent and major gov­ern­ment scan­dals filling the media, very few people will pay atten­tion or care about the eco­nomic con­ta­gion spreading throughout Europe, but they should.

One cer­tain out­come of Obama’s chaotic Admin­is­tra­tion is grid­lock. With Con­gress on the warpath, every bureau­crat at every level will be in hiding so as to not draw atten­tion to them­selves. This means even less focus on the economy, spending, jobs, etc. Con­gress itself will be con­sumed with end­less hear­ings and inves­ti­ga­tions while cor­po­rate and glob­alist lob­by­ists (unac­count­able to public pres­sure) will push trade un-vetted leg­is­la­tion through right under our nose.

Obama’s former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel wasn’t the first person to sug­gest “Never let a good crisis to go waste.”  Hillary and Bill Clinton both said it. Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sioners Henry Kissinger and Zbig­niew Brzezinski were prob­ably the first in modern his­tory to ver­balize it. The point is, it’s not a new idea. It is a cen­tral theme in the glob­alist play­book and his­tory bears it out: “Ordo ab Chao” — Order from Chaos.

Between Two Ages

Zbig­niew Brzezinski wrote,

“How­ever crudely and prim­i­tively, man has always sought to crys­tal­lize some orga­nizing prin­ciple that would, by cre­ating order out of chaos, relate him to the uni­verse and help define his place in it.” (Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Tech­netronic Era, p. 31)

Indeed, chaos is viewed as oppor­tu­nity by the global elite and thus, America is ripe for wrenching change thanks to the chaos that is upon us.

So, it fig­ures that the 17th round of nego­ti­a­tions for the Trans Pacific Part­ner­ship (TPP) is set to start today (May 15) and run through May 24 — in Lima Peru. There are over 600 “stake­holders” who will meet with nego­tia­tors from the 12 nations on the Pacific Rim  (Aus­tralia, Brunei Darus­salam, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Sin­ga­pore, United States, and Vietnam). These so-called stake­holders include mem­bers of acad­emia, NGO’s, labor unions, and global corporations.

It has been esti­mated that about 20 per­cent of the TPP has to do with actual trade issues. The other 80 per­cent has to do with binding reg­u­la­tions that will super­sede the laws of indi­vidual nations. Remember the damage that NAFTA (nego­ti­ated by George W. Bush and signed into law by Bill Clinton) caused in the inter­vening years.

Will anyone cover this round of TPP nego­ti­a­tions? Not likely. No doubt that many will be smiling in the absence of media scrutiny.

Another key trade agree­ment moving for­ward is the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Invest­ment Part­ner­ship (TTIP). Although just get­ting underway, the TTIP is expected to be the largest Free Trade Agree­ment in the his­tory of our country. Again, the trade por­tion will be much smaller than the non-trade issues that deal with reg­u­la­tions, nor­mal­iza­tion, legal dis­putes, tax­a­tion, etc.

As scandal-mania moves for­ward, Democ­rats are racing to dis­tance them­selves from Obama, hoping to pre­serve some stature in the upcoming midterm elec­tions in 2014. The odds increase daily that both the House and the Senate will gather a GOP majority and push the Democ­rats back into the minority position.

While con­ser­v­a­tives are already sali­vating over this pos­si­bility, they should be careful what they wish for, because the cham­pions of Free Trade and dis­as­trous trade agree­ment have mostly come from the GOP, not Democ­rats. In fact, the greater majority of Democ­rats have con­sis­tently voted against Free Trade deals that have hurt Amer­ican jobs and industries.

Thus, without a healthy per­centage of Democ­rats in the Senate and House, all of the upcoming Free Trade Agree­ments are vir­tu­ally guar­an­teed to pass with what­ever sovereignty-robbing text that the “stake­holders” can stuff in.

But, back to Europe.

France has just slipped back into reces­sion as their economy shrunk by 0.2 per­cent in Q1 2013.

The reces­sion across the 17 member euro­zone has now entered its sixth quarter, the longest reces­sion since the union con­gealed in 1995. It is now obvious to all that Ger­many alone is unable to save any part of the euro­zone from GDP shrinkage. With their own growth rate stag­nating at 0.1 per­cent in the first quarter, they are per­ilously close to reces­sion themselves.

We can only hope that the depres­sion that is still raging in Greece does not become reality for the rest of Europe. It is now in its fifth year of eco­nomic decline, expecting a GDP con­trac­tion of 4.2 per­cent in 2013, while unem­ploy­ment con­tinues to soar. Overall unem­ploy­ment has risen to 27 per­cent but job­less youth has grown to an unbe­liev­able 64.2 per­cent! Yes, two out of three people between the ages of 15 and 24 are without work.

Mean­while, the Inter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund con­tinues to put the screws to Greece, demanding fur­ther tax reform and reduc­tion in public debt.

Italy is a country locked into polit­ical grid­lock, and it shows. Its economy will shrink around 1.8 per­cent in 2013 as unem­ploy­ment stays above 11.5 per­cent. Youth unem­ploy­ment rose to 36.3 per­cent in March.

GDP momentum in eurozone

The above chart sums up the rest of Europe by showing the momentum of GDP growth. Greece has lit­er­ally dropped off the chart. Por­tugal, Spain and Italy are grouped as the next worse per­formers. Fin­land and The Nether­lands com­prise a middle group. The top grouping con­sists of Ger­many, Aus­tria, Ire­land and Bel­gium. How­ever, note that except for Ger­many, the momentum on all these coun­tries is still down.

The largest country to the east, Russia, is tech­ni­cally in a reces­sion as its basic indus­tries have con­tracted for two quar­ters in a row. If Russia posts any growth this year, it will likely be under 1 percent.

British econ­o­mists are dis­puting among them­selves as to whether or not Eng­land had a double-dip reces­sion. They did, but after revi­sions to the 2012 num­bers were released, they didn’t. The Brits are famous for these kind of mean­ing­less debates. Unem­ploy­ment has risen to 7.9 per­cent while the rate of job­less youth stands at 20.7 percent.

The actual state of the euro­zone economy simply do not sup­port the polit­ical rhetoric and wishful thinking that we hear from the media. Europe is still a mess and there are no real signs of relief. Until coun­tries in Europe can shrink public and pri­vate debt, their down­ward spiral will continue.

The cor­re­sponding down­ward pull on the U.S. economy is still evi­dent and will also continue.

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Findings & Forecasts 04/24/2013: Technocracy

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Tech­noc­racy is Economics

Some people wonder why I write about Tech­noc­racy when the main focus of Find­ings & Fore­casts is the economy. Let me be clear about this: Tech­noc­racy is an eco­nomic system (with polit­ical and social over­tones) that is being increas­ingly imple­mented in the United States and around the world. It demands our atten­tion and scrutiny, espe­cially since there has been no public policy or eco­nomic debate what­so­ever. It cannot be debated if there is no iden­ti­fi­ca­tion or larger recognition.

Tech­noc­racy as an eco­nomic theory was for­mal­ized in the 1930’s by a group known as Tech­noc­racy, Inc. Founded by M. King Hub­bard (the Peak Oil Theory guy in the 1950’s) and Howard Scott (a pseudo-engineer and pro­moter), Tech­noc­racy was care­fully defined in a widely pub­lished work, Tech­noc­racy Study Course. Designed to be admin­is­trated by sci­en­tists, engi­neers and tech­ni­cians, Tech­noc­racy insisted that politi­cians were not capable of making good deci­sions about tech­nology they knew nothing about.

When Technocracy called for Roosevelt to be dictatorFranklin Delano Roo­sevelt was elected in 1933 on his “New Deal” plat­form, the only other likely plat­form would have been Tech­noc­racy. It was lucky for us that FDR rejected the utopian goals of Tech­noc­racy for a greatly watered down ver­sion in his so-called New Deal.

Henry Porter, author of Roo­sevelt and Tech­noc­racy in 1932, declared “Just as the Ref­or­ma­tion estab­lished Reli­gious Freedom, just as the Dec­la­ra­tion of Inde­pen­dence brought about our Polit­ical Freedom, Tech­noc­racy promises Eco­nomic Freedom.” [Fore­ward, iii]  Among other things, Porter pro­posed to abolish the gold stan­dard, sus­pend the stock exchanges, and nation­alize public util­i­ties, after which he concluded,

“And then, a national awak­ening which, overnight, may well be expected to herald the news to every corner of the nation of the inau­gu­ra­tion of the ‘new deal’ by FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT — DICTATOR. Drastic as these changes from the present order of things may be, they will serve their pur­pose if only to pave the way for the Eco­nomic Rev­o­lu­tion — and TECHNOCRACY.” [caps in original]

In this writer’s con­sid­ered opinion, Porter’s envi­sioned “Eco­nomic Rev­o­lu­tion” fore­shad­owed the Tri­lat­eral Commission’s self-imposed man­date to create a “New Inter­na­tional Eco­nomic Order” in 1973.  Tri­lat­eral co-founder Brzezinski’s sem­inal work, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Tech­netronic Era, was little more than a para­phrased ver­sion of 1930’s Technocracy.

If Tech­noc­racy is indeed asserting itself on today’s eco­nomic affairs, then it should become the hottest and most debated topic of the day — but it is not! That’s why this writer con­tinues to present evi­dence that shows it is not only asserting itself, but it is rapidly coming to dom­i­nate the entire glob­al­ized eco­nomic system.

H.R. 624 — Cyber Intel­li­gence Sharing and Pro­tec­tion Act (CISPA)

CISPA passed in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives by a vote of 227 – 192 on April 17, and has now moved on to the Senate. The leg­is­la­tion was co-authored by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and “Dutch” Rup­pers­berger (D-MD), and osten­sibly came from almost iden­tical leg­is­la­tion that was rejected in April 2012. There were 37 co-sponsors.

The essence of CISPA is that it gives blanket per­mis­sion to pri­vate com­pa­nies to share cus­tomers’ pri­vate data with the gov­ern­ment. The pri­vate com­pany cannot be legally com­pelled by the gov­ern­ment to pro­vide data if it chooses to not to. The biggest obstacle now removed is “exemp­tion from lia­bility,” where a com­pany can be sued blind for revealing secret and pri­vate data to anyone, including the gov­ern­ment. On page 20, the bill states,


       “(A) EXEMPTION. — No civil or crim­inal cause of action shall lie or be main­tained in Fed­eral or State court against a pro­tected entity, self-protected entity, cyber­se­cu­rity provider, or an officer, employee, or agent of a pro­tected entity, self-protected entity, or cyber­se­cu­rity provider, acting in good faith…”

Given that cyber­se­cu­rity events are hap­pening on a 24x7 basis, once the gov­ern­ment is tapped into a pri­vate data pool, it could main­tain a con­tin­uous and real-time transfer of data to gov­ern­ment super-computers, such as the new NSA data center cur­rently nearing com­ple­tion in Utah. This new com­puter center is report­edly capable of storing 5 zettabytes of data, where one zettabyte is defined as 10 to the 21st power. As of 2012, no com­puter in the world had yet achieved even one zettabyte of storage.

How big is a zettabyte? A tech­nology reporter sug­gested that one zettabyte is the equiv­a­lent of 62 mil­lion stacked iPhone 5’s that would stretch past the moon. Inter­na­tional Data Cor­po­ra­tion esti­mates that all cur­rent global data grew to 2.7 zettabytes in 2012, so the NSA center will lit­er­ally be able to hold all existing dig­ital infor­ma­tion in the world, with years of room to grow.

If this leg­is­la­tion even­tu­ally passes in the Senate, the skids are greased to aggre­gate all data on every person in the United States. In spite of claims por­tending to fight ter­rorism or cyber­crime, CISPA is the largest data grab in the his­tory of the world.

How will data be col­lected? The feeder system is already in place.

Between 2003 – 2007, the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­rity, in coop­er­a­tion with the FBI and CIA, have already estab­lished a net­work of 53 pri­mary “fusion cen­ters” around the nation. According to the DHS website,

“Pri­mary fusion cen­ters serve as the focal points within the state and local envi­ron­ment for the receipt, analysis, gath­ering, and sharing of threat-related infor­ma­tion and have addi­tional respon­si­bil­i­ties related to the coor­di­na­tion of crit­ical oper­a­tional capa­bil­i­ties across the statewide fusion process with other rec­og­nized fusion cen­ters. Fur­ther­more, pri­mary cen­ters are the highest pri­ority for the allo­ca­tion of avail­able fed­eral resources, including the deploy­ment of per­sonnel and con­nec­tivity with fed­eral data sys­tems. [emphasis added]

These fusion cen­ters cul­ti­vate rela­tion­ships with pri­vate enter­prises in order to shovel infor­ma­tion to and between fed­eral, state and local law enforce­ment agen­cies. While some defend the exis­tence of these fusion cen­ters, the Senate Home­land Secu­rity and Gov­ern­mental Affairs per­ma­nent sub­com­mittee on inves­ti­ga­tions released a scathing 141 page report that stated, “In reality, the Sub­com­mittee inves­ti­ga­tion found that the fusion cen­ters often pro­duced irrel­e­vant, use­less or inap­pro­priate intel­li­gence reporting to DHS, and many pro­duced no intel­li­gence reporting whatsoever.”

If fusion cen­ters do nothing useful to combat ter­rorism, then why are they allowed to con­tinue and what are they really doing? Simply put, they are the feeder points for the mas­sive data col­lec­tion effort being pushed by the Fed­eral government.

You may wonder, what does this have to do with Tech­noc­racy? Well, every­thing. Three of the core require­ments that are nec­es­sary to imple­ment Tech­noc­racy are found in that 1932 doc­u­ment, Tech­noc­racy Study Course:

  • “Pro­vide a con­tin­uous inven­tory of all pro­duc­tion and consumption
  • “Pro­vide a spe­cific reg­is­tra­tion of the type, kind, etc., of all goods and ser­vices, where pro­duced and where used
  • “Pro­vide spe­cific reg­is­tra­tion of the con­sump­tion of each indi­vidual, plus a record and descrip­tion of the indi­vidual.” [Scott, Howard et al, Tech­noc­racy Study Source, p. 232]

These require­ments are about to be met in full for the first time in his­tory: Full, unim­peded flow of all per­sonal data and com­mu­ni­ca­tions to a cen­tral pro­cessing authority.

This is Tech­noc­racy. It is not cap­i­talism, com­mu­nism or fas­cism even though it has some resem­blance to each. It is total­i­tarian. It is not run by elected politi­cians or rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the people of the nation, but rather by sci­en­tists, engi­neers and tech­ni­cians who have their own agenda for soci­etal engineering.

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Findings & Forecasts 09/05/2012

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Global Economy

While all eyes in America focus on the Pres­i­den­tial elec­tion coming up in November, the global economy con­tinues to dete­ri­o­rate.  Our own economy is still in the longest recovery cycle from the great reces­sion since the Great Depres­sion, and shows many signs of deterioration.

One simply cannot look at the U.S. economy as if it oper­ates in a vacuum. Whether we like it or not, the global elite has pushed the con­cept of inter­de­pen­dence for almost 40 years, to the point that it is now a reality. The process of glob­al­iza­tion has inte­grated the economies of the world by tearing down national trade bar­riers such as tar­iffs and import quotas, through trade treaties and orga­ni­za­tions like the World Trade Organization.

Inter­de­pen­dence was orig­i­nally a false notion; now it is an ugly reality, because it means we are fully exposed to all the trou­bles expe­ri­enced by the rest of the world. What hap­pens in China, Japan and South Korea directly impacts the U.S. The eco­nomic and cur­rency crisis in Europe is a direct threat to our own economy.

I have long studied and cri­tiqued the elite Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion, its poli­cies and it’s mem­bers for being the prime insti­gator of modern eco­nomic glob­al­iza­tion. Since many of those papers are pub­lished on this site, I will not restate them here. I would remind you, how­ever, that Com­mis­sion mem­bers cap­tured the Exec­u­tive Branch of the U.S. gov­ern­ment upon the elec­tion of James Earl Carter in 1976. Carter was a member of the Com­mis­sion, being hand picked and trained by the TC founder, Zbig­niew Brzezinski. Carter appointed almost 30 per­cent of U.S. Com­mis­sion mem­bers to his Cab­inet and other high-ranking positions.

Ever since, each suc­ces­sive Admin­is­tra­tion has been packed with Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion mem­bers, including the Obama Admin­is­tra­tion. As far as trade policy is con­cerned, being Repub­lican or Demo­crat has made zero dif­fer­ence: They have “owned” both par­ties and have used each suc­ces­sive Admin­is­tra­tion to fur­ther their own agenda of a “New World Order”, as Tri­lat­eral George H. W. Bush put it.

What people don’t grasp is that a New World Order means that the Old World Order is tar­geted for destruc­tion. They want to level the playing field throughout the world. Why should you get $25 per hour when a Chi­nese is willing to work for $25 per day? This is why entire man­u­fac­turing indus­tries have moved to China, India, Mexico, etc. This is why entire ser­vice indus­tries have moved to India and Malaysia.

Don’t blame Democ­rats of Repub­li­cans for our eco­nomic woes. Look higher to those pur­veyors of glob­al­iza­tion who have sys­tem­at­i­cally dis­rupted our domestic eco­nomic and polit­ical sys­tems.  These are the ones pulling the strings of both polit­ical par­ties. Fur­ther­more, they are safe and secure as long as the par­ties con­tinue to make war on each other. If there weren’t enough divi­sive­ness already, they would esca­late the battle by throwing another meaty bone to the dog pack.

It would be a won­derful day for America if Democ­rats, Repub­li­cans and Inde­pen­dents stopped fighting and focused on this rel­a­tively small group of elit­ists to drive them out of our polit­ical and eco­nomic affairs. Without these inva­sive par­a­sites, our system might have a chance to work prop­erly again.

How­ever, the battle con­tinues at a higher tem­per­a­ture  and more highly rad­i­cal­ized with every passing week. Hate is con­ta­gious and spreads like a virus that induces blind­ness to all ratio­nality. Most impor­tantly, it cloaks the per­pe­tra­tors, giving them a free pass to con­tinue their plunder.

The World Eco­nomic Forum (WEF) just released its Global Com­pet­i­tive­ness Report 2012 – 2013 that shows the U.S. drop­ping for the fourth year in a row to 7th place. Being a major driver of glob­al­iza­tion, the WEF under­scores the impor­tance of com­pet­i­tive­ness to eco­nomic recovery. Thus, they reason, the U.S.‘s lack of Free Trade Agree­ments nego­ti­ated and signed in the last four years is a major detractor to our com­pet­i­tive­ness. Hence, it’s no sur­prise that Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Mitt Romney will under­score the need to nego­tiate new FTA’s; after all, China has been signing new trade agree­ments all over the world while we languished.

This logic will strip even more eco­nomic and polit­ical sov­er­eignty from our already tat­tered nation, and with it, more jobs and factories.

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Trilateral Commission influence in the Eurozone

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by Patrick Wood

Speaking of his Tri­lat­eral Commission’s influ­ence in the orig­inal cre­ation of the Euro­pean Union, David Rock­e­feller wrote in 1998,

“Back in the early Sev­en­ties, the hope for a more united EUROPE was already full-blown — thanks in many ways to the indi­vidual ener­gies pre­vi­ously spent by so many of the Tri­lat­eral Commission’s ear­liest mem­bers.” [Cap­i­tals in orig­inal] (Rock­e­feller, David; In the Begin­ning; The Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion at 25, 1998, p.11)

Some argued that “that was then and this is now,” and that the Commission’s influ­ence had waned with the passing of the older generation.

Non­sense. It was Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sioner Vallery d’Estaing who authored the EU’s Con­sti­tu­tion in 2002 – 2003 when he was Pres­i­dent of the Con­ven­tion on the Future of Europe.

On November 10, 2011, Robert Wenzel, Editor & Pub­lisher of the Eco­nomic Policy Journal, wrote the fol­lowing short report:

And the Big Time Banksters Come Marching In

“Here’s what you need to know about the cur­rent crisis in the Euro­zone. The big time banksters are get­ting direct hands on control:

“Mario Drgahi has become pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Cen­tral Bank as of November 1. He was vice chairman and man­aging director of Goldman Sachs Inter­na­tional and a member of the firm-wide man­age­ment com­mittee. He was the Italian Exec­u­tive Director at the World Bank. He has been a Fellow of the Insti­tute of Pol­i­tics at the John F. Kennedy School of Gov­ern­ment, Har­vard University.

“Lucas Papademos takes over today as Prime Min­ister of Greece. He was an econ­o­mist at the Fed­eral Reserve Bank of Boston. He was a vis­iting pro­fessor of public policy at the Kennedy School of Gov­ern­ment at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity. And, he was pre­vi­ously a vice pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Cen­tral Bank. He has been a member of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion since 1998.

“Indi­ca­tions are that Mario Monti will suc­ceed Silvio Berlus­coni as prime min­ister of Italy, within in days. Monti com­pleted grad­uate studies at Yale Uni­ver­sity, where he studied under James Tobin (see the Tobin Tax). He is a member of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion. He is Euro­pean Chairman of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion and and member of the Bilder­berg Group.

“If you get the sense that the elitist banksters are going to take this finan­cial crisis and push it in what­ever direc­tion they want, you are prob­ably very right.”

As you can see, little has changed since 1973, and the same Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion mem­ber­ship keeps pop­ping up in the most hal­lowed posi­tions of power and influ­ence. The Commission’s defense is that it was simply coin­ci­dental for their mem­bers to be picked for var­ious high-level posi­tions because of their supe­rior tal­ents and abil­i­ties. This is not hearsay: I have had this spoken directly to me by mem­bers of the Commission.

Con­sid­ering that the mem­ber­ship hovers around 300 – 350 at any given time,  it is sta­tis­ti­cally impos­sible that they could have been ran­domly picked at such a high fre­quency over such a long period of time. In the U.S. alone since 1973, Com­mis­sion mem­bers held

  • 8 out of 10 U.S. Trade Rep­re­sen­ta­tive appointments
  • 6 our of 8 World Bank presidencies
  • 6 out of 7 President/Vice Pres­i­dent elections

Could any sane person think that they Tri­lat­erals just stum­bled into all of these posi­tions?  Of course not.

The his­tor­ical evi­dence declares that the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion hijacked the global polit­ical system for the exact pur­poses it stated in 1973. That is, to “foster a New Inter­na­tional Eco­nomic Order.”

Just who rules the world economy?

When Antony Sutton and myself studied the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion in 1978, one ana­lyt­ical tech­nique we used was a deriv­a­tive of soci­ology called “net­work topology.” We assem­bled names of direc­tors, exec­u­tives and major share­holders of com­pa­nies asso­ci­ated with the Tri­lat­erals and then dia­grammed them to show over­laps and other non-obvious asso­ci­a­tions. Our results were stun­ning. We found a tight inter­locking net­work that was far stronger than a bunch of inde­pen­dent com­pa­nies. In graph­ical form, the net­work was clearly vis­ible. (See Tri­lat­erals Over Wash­ington, Volume I)

Recently, three researchers in Switzer­land (S. Vitali, J.B. Glat­tfelder, and S. Bat­tiston) have released a sim­ilar and modern study called “The net­work of global cor­po­rate con­trol.” In the abstract they state,

“We find that transna­tional cor­po­ra­tions form a giant bow-tie struc­ture and that a large por­tion of con­trol flows to a small tightly-knit core of finan­cial insti­tu­tions. This core can be seen as an eco­nomic “super-entity” that raises new impor­tant issues both for researchers and policy makers.”

This is an under­state­ment. In Table S1 buried in the appendix, they list the “top 50 control-holders,” where share­holders are ranked according to their level of net­work con­trol. These are the com­pa­nies who com­prise the inner-core of global control.

Of the 50 com­pa­nies, 45 are banks, insur­ance or other finan­cial insti­tu­tions. From the U.S. we see the usual: State Street, JP Morgan Chase, B of A, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and others.

In short, this core of banks/financials are the real rulers of the world economy. There is no spec­u­la­tion here: This is hard and com­pelling evidence.

This is also the exact same con­clu­sion that Sutton and I reached in 1978 with more rudi­men­tary, non-computerized analysis.

The report concludes,

“This is the first time a ranking of eco­nomic actors by global con­trol is pre­sented. Notice that many actors belong to the finan­cial sector (NACE codes starting with 65,66,67) and many of the names are well-known global players. The interest of this ranking is not that it exposes unsus­pected pow­erful players. Instead, it shows that many of the top actors belong to the core. This means that they do not carry out their busi­ness in iso­la­tion but, on the con­trary, they are tied together in an extremely entan­gled web of con­trol. This finding is extremely impor­tant since there was no prior eco­nomic theory or empir­ical evi­dence regarding whether and how top players are con­nected. Finally, it should be noted that gov­ern­ments and nat­ural per­sons are only fea­tured fur­ther down in the list.” [emphasis added]

Zbig­niew Brzezinski, co-founder of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion with David Rock­e­feller in 1973, summed up the “net­work” in his 1970 Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Tech­netronic Era:

“The nation-­state as a fun­da­mental unit of man’s orga­nized life has ceased to be the prin­cipal cre­ative force: Inter­na­tional banks and multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions are acting and plan­ning in terms that are far in advance of the polit­ical con­cepts of the nation-state.” [emphasis added]

Unfor­tu­nately, this is the reality of the matter. With inter­na­tional banks at the center and var­ious multi­na­tional com­pa­nies in the periphery, the net­work con­tinues to dom­i­nate and con­trol the course of world events. The cit­i­zens of the respec­tive coun­tries are little more than objects to be taxed and manipulated.

In Europe, the finan­cial demise of Italy and Greece threatens to melt down the Euro­pean region, if not the entire global economy. That Tri­lat­eral bankers Papademos and Monti, respec­tively, would take the helm as Prime Min­ister of their own nation-state should be likened to be a receiver­ship move designed to pro­tect the assets of the banks (the “Net­work”) they rep­re­sent. If nothing else, it cer­tainly shows that the Tri­lat­eral hege­mony over Europe is alive and well.

Until this hege­mony is somehow dis­solved, the game of national polit­ical elec­tions (In the U.S. or Europe) is largely an exer­cise in futility. Elec­tors are simply deceived when they fail to rec­og­nize and address the real power behind the political/economic system.

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National Infrastructure Bank: Another Trilateral Ripoff?

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By Patrick Wood

Obama’s slick 2010 Labor Day speech that promised an addi­tional Fed­eral stim­ulus for a sick economy, was a ringer. Here’s why — buried in the $50 bil­lion infra­struc­ture stim­ulus promise is the fol­lowing statement:

“It sets up an Infra­struc­ture Bank to leverage fed­eral dol­lars and focus on the smartest invest­ments.”

Infra­struc­ture Bank? Smartest investments?

Obama would have you think that this was his brain­child, but it is not. It will, how­ever, effec­tively cen­tralize another key area of our economy, namely infra­struc­ture, into a gov­ern­ment run enter­prise that mostly ben­efits the pri­vate cap­ital of the global elite, and in par­tic­ular, mem­bers of the Tri­lat­eral Commission.

For a his­tor­ical per­spec­tive, we need to look back to August 2007 during the Bush admin­is­tra­tion when S.1926 was intro­duced (National Infra­struc­ture Bank Act of 2007) by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Chuck Hagel (R-NE).

The failed bill pro­vided for an inde­pen­dent gov­ern­ment entity (think FDIC, for instance) with a five-member board appointed by the Pres­i­dent and con­firmed by the Senate.

In 2009, the Obama Admin­is­tra­tion pro­moted sim­ilar leg­is­la­tion intro­duced into the House as H.R.2521 by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)  to “facil­i­tate effi­cient invest­ments and financing of infra­struc­ture projects and new job cre­ation through the estab­lish­ment of a National Infra­struc­ture Devel­op­ment Bank, and for other pur­poses.[Emphasis added] The Admin­is­tra­tion was so cer­tain that this would pass (it has not) that the 2010 budget included appro­pri­a­tions for a National Infra­struc­ture Bank. (See Investing for Suc­cess, Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion, p.11)

Dodd him­self called S.1926 a “unique and pow­erful public-private part­ner­ship” that would offer a “fresh solu­tion to the chal­lenge of rebuilding the nation’s infra­struc­ture.” It was orig­i­nally to be funded by a $60 bil­lion bond issue which would be then lever­aged with pri­vate cap­ital. Obama’s new twist is to forget the bond and just give $50 bil­lion of tax­payer money directly to kick­-start the NIB.

A public-private part­ner­ship in this con­text is rem­i­nis­cent of the World Bank’s Public-Private Part­ner­ship in Infra­struc­ture pro­gram (PPPI) whose objec­tive “is to pro­vide capacity building to help client gov­ern­ments create the proper envi­ron­ment to develop suc­cessful and sus­tain­able PPPs, as well as to pro­vide tech­nical assis­tance to client coun­tries in issues related to PPP pro­gram design, devel­op­ment, and implementation.“ 

How­ever, the World Bank explains their agenda more fully: “The pro­gram ini­tially focuses on core infra­struc­ture sec­tors– energy, water, trans­port, and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions– and will pro­gres­sively cover the main social sec­tors such as edu­ca­tion, health and housing.” This may sug­gest the intended meaning of “other pur­poses” men­tioned above in H.R.2421.

Obama made no men­tion of NIB rev­enue bonds that would be used to pay back loans with by tolls, fees, etc. Most impor­tantly, all infra­struc­ture spending/lending/appropriations would cir­cum­vent Con­gress for­ever more. In fact, the whole affair would be off-agency, meaning that the accounting for it would not show up in the national budget, but would poten­tially create a huge con­tin­gent lia­bility for tax­payers down the road.

So, who were the policy wonks behind the NIB and S.1926 in 2007? (You know it wasn’t Dodd or Hagel!)

For­tu­nately, the press release on Dodd’s own web­site gives full credit:

“Last year, Sen­a­tors Dodd and Hagel signed on to a set of ‘Guiding Prin­ci­ples for Strength­ening America’s Infra­struc­ture’ devel­oped by the Center for Strategic and Inter­na­tional Studies (CSIS) Com­mis­sion on Public Infra­struc­ture,” said CSIS Pres­i­dent and CEO John Hamre.  “These prin­ci­ples were estab­lished to rec­om­mend changes to rebuild America’s decaying infra­struc­ture. CSIS is proud to have helped stim­u­late this impor­tant initiative.

Proud, indeed!

This trai­torous and glob­alist think tank was orig­i­nally estab­lished by a founding member of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion, David Abshire. The cur­rent CSIS board is stacked with noto­rious Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion mem­bers like Zbig­niew Brzezinski, William Brock, Harold Brown, Richard Armitage, Carla Hills (archi­tect of NAFTA), Henry Kissinger, Joseph Nye, James Schlesinger and Brent ScowÂcroft.

This sup­pos­edly “bi-partisan” S.1926 was sub­se­quently co-sponsored by twelve other sen­a­tors including Hillary Clinton and, you guessed it, then-Senator Bar­rack Hus­sein Obama. This is one more piece of evi­dence that both Clinton and Obama operate solidly within the Tri­lat­eral orbit.

There is no argu­ment that the U.S. infra­struc­ture is a sham­bles. The Amer­ican Society of Civil Engi­neers esti­mates that it would take $1.6 tril­lion to fix it. The final tab will be much higher.

Of course, nei­ther the Feds nor the states have that kind of money but the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion has repeat­edly proven its ability to sucker the tax­payers into paying for the Commission’s global trade schemes… in this case, the final imple­men­ta­tion of NAFTA (North Amer­ican Free Trade Agree­ment) trade routes throughout the U.S.

As reported in my detailed 2005 report, Toward a North Amer­ican Union, NAFTA was cre­ated in the first place exclu­sively by mem­bers of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion: George H.W. Bush, Carla Hills, Bill Clinton and Al Gore.

In recent years, NAFTA’s infra­struc­ture grid has been devel­oped and plotted by an orga­ni­za­tion known as the North America Cor­ridor Coali­tion, Inc. (NASCO).

The recently updated NASCO web site shows a plethora of infra­struc­ture plans that are tightly inte­grated with the imple­men­ta­tion of NAFTA, which will undoubt­edly be brought into play through the new National Infra­struc­ture Bank.

Cit­izen revolts in Texas and Okla­homa in 2007 – 2008 were suc­cessful at smacking down the infa­mous Trans-Texas NAFTA Super-Corridor along I-35. This likely will not happen again.

Such pesky cit­i­zens and their state gov­ern­ments will be ren­dered irrel­e­vant with deci­sions being made at the national level by a pri­vate board that will operate behind closed doors with little or no public input or recourse. The Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion explains it this way:

“Multi-jurisdictional projects are neglected in the cur­rent fed­eral invest­ment process in sur­face trans­porta­tion, due to the insuf­fi­cient insti­tu­tional coor­di­na­tion among state and local gov­ern­ments that are the main deci­sion makers in trans­porta­tion. The NIB would pro­vide a mech­a­nism to cat­alyze local and state gov­ern­ment coop­er­a­tion and could result in higher rates of return com­pared to the local­ized infra­struc­ture projects.” (ibid, Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion)

Thus, where local and state gov­ern­ment coop­er­a­tion is lacking, the NIB would “cat­alyze” projects and make them happen in spite of such “insuf­fi­cient insti­tu­tional coordination”.

In short, the NIB scheme sets up the Amer­ican tax­payer for yet another pil­lage and plunder oper­a­tion at the hands of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion and their global elite cronies. When projects fail, tax­payers will pay for that as well.

S.1926 did not pass in 2008 and H.R. 2521 did not pass in 2009, but now that Obama has put it at the top of his agenda, it will likely pass before December 31, 2010. Or… Obama could simply create it by fiat through an Exec­u­tive Order!

How much more Tri­lat­eral abuse can the taxpayer’s Trea­sury endure before the whole eco­nomic system in the U.S. just col­lapses from exhaus­tion? No one can say for sure, but it seems awfully close to this writer!

Unfor­tu­nately, mid-term elec­tions will do absolutely nothing to reduce the influ­ence of this nefar­ious and unelected group that qui­etly hijacked the U.S. Exec­u­tive Branch as far back as 1976 with the elec­tion of James Earl Carter and Walter Mon­dale, both of whom were early mem­bers of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion. That and every admin­is­tra­tion since then has been stocked full of Com­mis­sion mem­bers, all eager to pro­mote Trilateral-style glob­alism and demote U.S. sov­er­eignty and prosperity.

Other resources:

CSIS Com­mis­sion on Public Infrastructure

North America’s Cor­ridor Coali­tion, Inc.

World Bank: Public-Private Part­ner­ship in Infrastructure

National Infra­struc­ture Bank Act of 2007 (S.1926 

Investing for Suc­cess, Brook­ings Institution

Toward a North Amer­ican Union, The August Review

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Brzezinski: Shoot down Israeli planes?

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By Patrick Wood, Editor

In a revealing and shocking inter­view with The Daily Beast, Zbig­niew Brzezinski gave an update on his latest for­eign policy thinking.

Brzezinski point­edly rubber-stamped Obama’s deci­sion to drop the mis­sile shield in Eastern Europe, but crit­i­cized the insen­si­tive way that the news was deliv­ered to the Poles.

But since the mis­sile shield is tied to U.S. policy toward Iran, the inter­view quickly turned to Israel’s pos­sible pre­emp­tive attack on Iranian nuclear facilities.

Q. How aggres­sive can Obama be in insisting to the Israelis that a mil­i­tary strike might be in AmericaÂ’s worst interest?

Brzezinski: We are not exactly impo­tent little babies. They have to fly over our air­space in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?

Q. What if they fly over anyway?

Brzezinski: Well, we have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and con­front them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a Lib­erty in reverse. [Israeli jet fighters and tor­pedo boats attacked the USS Lib­erty in inter­na­tional waters, off the Sinai Penin­sula, during the Six-Day War in 1967. Israel later claimed the ship was the object of friendly fire.]

When Brzezinski says, “they have the choice of turning back or not,” the “or not” clearly means shoot the planes down if they refuse to turn back.

This is a new bold­ness in anti-Israel policy, which would turn an impor­tant ally into an enemy combatant.

Brzesinski co-founded the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion with David Rock­e­feller in 1973. Jimmy Carter was chosen and groomed for the 1976 pres­i­den­tial race by Brzezinski, who was sub­se­quently appointed National Secu­rity Adviser fol­lowing Carter’s inauguration.

Both Carter and Brzezinski have held anti-Israeli views, and Carter’s book “Peace, Not Apartheid” is con­sid­ered by many to be out­right anti-Semitic. Obama’s anti-Israel bias is revealed in his recent award of the cov­eted Medal of Freedom to Mary Robinson, the former Pres­i­dent of Ire­land. Robinson is a also member of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion, and is out­spoken in her anti-Semitic views.

This story was also reported on World­Net­Daily but no men­tion was made regarding Brzezinski’s asso­ci­a­tion with the Tri­lat­eral Commission.

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Medal of Freedom goes to Trilateral Member Mary Robinson

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By Patrick Wood

On June 30, Pres­i­dent Obama cre­ated a firestorm with the announce­ment of his intent to award 16 people withMary Robinson the Medal of Freedom award, the highest and most pres­ti­gious civilian award in the U.S. The awards will be pre­sented on August 12, 2009.

One might expect the list of recip­i­ents to honor ide­o­log­ical cronies of Obama, like leftist/Marxists Sidney Poitier and Desmond Tutu. One might expect gay activists to be on the list, like Billy Jean King and Harvey Milk.

What is out of place is Obama’s selec­tion of Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion member Mary Robinson, for­merly Pres­i­dent of Ire­land and an anti-Israel activist.

Jewish groups around the world imme­di­ately protested Robinson’s selec­tion, and called for Obama to demand that she “firmly, fully and pub­licly repu­diate her views on Israel and her long public record of hos­tility and one-sided bias against the Jewish state.”

It was Robinson who presided over the United Nations’ infa­mous 2001 World Con­fer­ence against Racism meeting in Durban, South Africa. The U.S. boy­cotted this meeting, and the Israel del­e­ga­tion walked out after it degen­er­ated into a racist attack on Jews and Israel. Del­e­gates screamed and hurled insults at each other. Even phys­ical threats were made against those who refused to join in on the hate-fest.

The con­fer­ence also blamed and bashed the United States for slavery, apartheid and colonialism.

Appar­ently, Robinson’s hatred of Israel and intol­er­ance for America is not a hin­drance for her to receive the highest civilian award that a
U.S. pres­i­dent can confer.

This fur­ther deepens Obama’s asso­ci­a­tion with the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion. He cur­rently has appointed 12 U.S. mem­bers to top
gov­ern­ment posts in his admin­is­tra­tion, and has other mem­bers, like Zbig­niew Brzezinski and Paul Volker, as top policy advisers.

As people like Mary Robinson are ele­vated and hon­ored, it under­scores the insid­i­ous­ness of the global elite’s agenda for a world
without the U.S. and its demo­c­ratic allies.

If you click on the Global Elders in the map below, you will see that Robinson hob­nobs with fellow Tri­lat­eral, Jimmy Carter.

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Obama: Trilateral Commission Endgame

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[Ed. note: For clarity, mem­bers of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion appear in bold type.]

As pre­vi­ously noted in Pawns of the Global Elite, Barack Obama was groomed for the pres­i­dency by key mem­bers of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion. Most notably, it was Zbig­niew Brzezinski, co-founder of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion with David Rock­e­feller in 1973, who was Obama’s prin­cipal for­eign policy advisor.

The pre-election atten­tion is rem­i­nis­cent of Brzezinski’s tutoring of Jimmy Carter prior to Carter’s land­slide elec­tion in 1976.

For anyone who doubts the Commission’s con­tin­uing influ­ence on Obama, con­sider that he has already appointed no less than eleven mem­bers of the Com­mis­sion to top-level and key posi­tions in his Administration.

According to offi­cial Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion mem­ber­ship lists, there are only 87 mem­bers from the United States (the other 337 mem­bers are from other regions). Thus, in less than two weeks since his inau­gu­ra­tion, Obama’s appoint­ments encom­pass more than 12% of Commission’s entire U.S. membership.

Is this a mere coin­ci­dence or is it a con­tin­u­a­tion of dom­i­nance over the Exec­u­tive Branch since 1976? (For impor­tant back­ground, read The Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion: Usurping Sov­er­eignty.)

  • Sec­re­tary of Trea­sury, Tim Gei­thner
  • Ambas­sador to the United Nations, Susan Rice
  • National Secu­rity Advisor, Gen. James L. Jones
  • Deputy National Secu­rity Advisor, Thomas Donilon
  • Chairman, Eco­nomic Recovery Com­mittee, Paul Volker
  • Director of National Intel­li­gence, Admiral Dennis C. Blair
  • Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of State, Asia & Pacific,  Kurt M. Campbell
  • Deputy Sec­re­tary of State, James Stein­berg
  • State Depart­ment, Spe­cial Envoy, Richard Haass
  • State Depart­ment, Spe­cial Envoy, Dennis Ross
  • State Depart­ment, Spe­cial Envoy, Richard Hol­brooke

There are many other inci­dental links to the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion, for instance,

Sec­re­tary of State Hillary Clinton is mar­ried to Com­mis­sion member William Jef­ferson Clinton.

Gei­thner’s informal group of advi­sors include E. Gerald Cor­rigan, Paul Volker, Alan Greenspan and Peter G. Peterson, among others. His first job after col­lege was with Henry Kissinger at Kissinger Associates.

Brent Scow­croft has been an unof­fi­cial advisor to Obama and was mentor to Defense Sec­re­tary Robert Gates.

Robert Zoelick is cur­rently pres­i­dent of the World Bank

Lau­rence Sum­mers, White House Eco­nomic Advisor, was men­tored by former Trea­sury Sec­re­tary Robert Rubin during the Clinton administration.

There are many other such links, but these are enough for you to get the idea of what’s going on here.

Ana­lyze the positions

Notice that five of the Tri­lat­eral appointees involve the State Depart­ment, where for­eign policy is cre­ated and imple­mented. Hillary Clinton is cer­tainly in line with these poli­cies because her hus­band, Bill Clinton, is also a member.

What is more impor­tant than eco­nomic recovery? Paul Volker is the answer.

What is more impor­tant than national intel­li­gence? Gen. James Jones, Thomas Donilon and Adm. Dennis Blair hold the top three positions.

What is more impor­tant than the Trea­sury and the saving of our finan­cial system? Tim­othy Gei­thner says he has the answers.

The State Depart­ment is vir­tu­ally dom­i­nated by Tri­lat­erals: Kurt Camp­bell, James Stein­berg, Richard Haass, Dennis Ross and Richard Hol­brooke.

This leaves Susan Rice, Ambas­sador to the United Nations. The U.N. is the chosen instru­ment for ulti­mate global gov­er­nance. Rice will help to sub­vert the U.S. into the U.N. umbrella of vassal states.

Con­flict of interest

Since 1973, the Com­mis­sion has met reg­u­larly in ple­nary ses­sions to dis­cuss policy posi­tion papers devel­oped by its mem­bers. Poli­cies are debated in order to achieve con­sen­suses. Respec­tive mem­bers return to their own coun­tries to imple­ment poli­cies con­sis­tent with those consensuses.

The orig­inal stated pur­pose of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion was to create a “New Inter­na­tional Eco­nomic Order.” Its cur­rent state­ment has mor­phed into fos­tering a closer coop­er­a­tion among these core demo­c­ratic indus­tri­al­ized areas of the world with shared lead­er­ship respon­si­bil­i­ties in the wider inter­na­tional system.” (See The Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion web site)

U.S. Tri­lat­eral mem­bers imple­ment poli­cies deter­mined by a majority of non-Americans that most often work against the best inter­ests of the country.

“How,” you say?

Since the admin­is­tra­tion of Jimmy Carter, Tri­lat­erals held these mas­sively influ­en­tial positions:

  • Six out of eight World Bank pres­i­dents, including the cur­rent appointee, Robert Zoelick
  • Eight out of ten U.S. Trade Representatives
  • Pres­i­dent and/or Vice-President of every elected admin­is­tra­tion (except for Obama/Biden)
  • Seven out of twelve Sec­re­taries of State
  • Nine out of twelve Sec­re­taries of Defense

Is this sinking in? Are you grasping the enor­mity of it?

Endgame is at hand

For the Tri­lat­eral crowd, the game is about over. The recent reemer­gence of orig­inal mem­bers Henry Kissinger, Zbig­niew Brzezinski, Brent Scow­croft and Paul Volker serves to rein­force the con­clu­sion that the New Inter­na­tional Eco­nomic Order is near.

The Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion and its mem­bers have engi­neered the global eco­nomic, trade and finan­cial system that is cur­rently in a state of total chaos.

Does that mean that they have lost? Hardly.

As I recently wrote in Chorus call for New World Order, they are using the crisis to destroy what remains of national sov­er­eignty, so that a New World Order can finally and per­ma­nently be put into place.


The Obama pres­i­dency is a disin­gen­uous fraud. He was elected by promising to bring change, yet from the start change was never envi­sioned. He was care­fully groomed and financed by the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion and their friends.

In short, Obama is merely the con­tin­u­a­tion of dis­as­trous, non-American poli­cies that have brought eco­nomic ruin upon us and the rest of the world. The Obama expe­ri­ence rivals that of Jimmy Carter, whose cam­paign slogan was “I will never lie to you.”

When the Demo­crat base finally real­izes that it has been conned again (Bill Clinton and Al Gore were mem­bers), per­haps it will unleash a real polit­ical rev­o­lu­tion that will oust Tri­lat­eral politi­cians, oper­a­tives and poli­cies from the shores of our country.

If the reader is a Demo­crat, be aware that many Repub­li­cans and con­ser­v­a­tives are still licking their wounds after finally real­izing that George Bush and Dick Cheney worked the same con on them for a dis­as­trous eight years of the same policies!

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Chorus call for New World Order

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In eco­nomic and finan­cial des­per­a­tion, leaders around the globe are openly calling for the cre­ation of a “New World Order,” including promi­nent “old guard” mem­bers of the Tri­lat­eral Commission.  Is the baby about to be born?

In eco­nomic and finan­cial des­per­a­tion, leaders around the globe are openly calling for the cre­ation of a “New World Order,” including promi­nent “old guard” mem­bers of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion. Is the baby about to be born?

The return of the Tri­lat­eral undead

It’s not acci­dental that so many of the orig­inal mem­bers of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion, all of whom are now well into their 80’s, have returned to dance in the lime­light once again.

TC Mem­bers like Henry Kissinger, Zbig­niew Brzezinski, Paul Volker and Brent Scow­croft, for instance.

On Jan­uary 5, 2009, Henry Kissinger was inter­viewed by CNBC on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  His voice still raspy and spoken with a thick accent, he responded to a ques­tion about President-elect Obama’s first actions as President:

“he can give new impetus to Amer­ican for­eign policy … I think that his task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period, when really a ‘new world order’ can be cre­ated. It’s a great oppor­tu­nity. It isn’t such a crisis.”

While the rest of the country slips into depres­sion and finan­cial col­lapse, to Kissinger “it isn’t such a crisis.”

And, of course it isn’t — for him.

Kissinger has been patiently waiting since at least 1973 for his New World Order egg to hatch.

And remember, in July 1971, Kissinger was the very first diplomat (under Nixon) to visit Com­mu­nist China in order to open up trade rela­tions with that brutal dic­ta­tor­ship. Oh, and that was an absolutely top-secret trip.

The Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion was founded in 1973 to create a “New Inter­na­tional Eco­nomic Order.” George H.W. Bush, also a Tri­lat­eral, later spoke of inau­gu­rating a “New World Order.” Hence, in Tri­lat­eral lit­er­a­ture, the two terms have been syn­ony­mous ever since. (see The Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion: Usurping Sov­er­eignty)

Kissinger ear­lier praised Obama’s picks for eco­nomic recovery, and why not?

Obama picked Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion wonder boy Tim­othy Gei­thner to be Sec­re­tary of the Trea­sury. The rest of the team are protégés of Robert Rubin, also a Tri­lat­eral and former Trea­sury Sec­re­tary under Clinton.

Obama’s top for­eign policy advisor has been Zbig­niew Brzezinski, the co-founder of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion with David Rockefeller.

In 1974, Brzezinski stated,

“We need to change the inter­na­tional system for a global system in which new, active and cre­ative forces recently devel­oped — should be inte­grated. This system needs to include Japan. Brazil, the oil pro­ducing coun­tries, and even the USSR, to the extent which the Soviet Union is willing to par­tic­i­pate in a global systemthe reality of our times is that a modern society such as the U.S. needs a cen­tral coor­di­nating and ren­o­vating organ which cannot be made up of six hun­dred people..”

For the unini­ti­ated, “six hun­dred people” refers to Con­gress: Replace it with a Socialist/Communist cen­tral coor­di­nating organ.

The call in Europe

Sarkozy (France), Merkel (Ger­many) and Blair (Great Britain) are all calling for a New World Order.

On Jan­uary 7, French Pres­i­dent Nicolas Sarkozy said that “In the 21st cen­tury, there it is no longer a single nation who can say what we should do or what we should think.”

German Chan­cellor Angela Merkel said that the world “cannot con­tinue as it is.”

Both Tony Blair and the cur­rent British PM Gordon Brown have repeat­edly called for a New World Order for many years, but their cries are intensified.

Inter­est­ingly, when President-elect Obama deliv­ered a speech in 2008 to hun­dreds of thou­sands in Ger­many, he stated,

Tonight, I speak to you not as a can­di­date for Pres­i­dent, but as a cit­izen — a proud cit­izen of the United States, and a fellow cit­izen of the world.”

The media hailed Obama for his vision of America and the New World Order.

Sam­pling of the global press

Indeed, the chorus for a New World Order is being heard around the world.

A crisis made to order?

Dr. Robert A. Pastor, the prin­cipal visionary of the North Amer­ican Union, stated in 2007,

“What I’m saying is that a crisis is an event which can force demo­c­ratic gov­ern­ments to make dif­fi­cult deci­sions like those that will be required to create a North Amer­ican Com­mu­nity,” he said. “It’s not that I want another 9/11 crisis, but having a crisis would force deci­sions that oth­er­wise might not get made.”

So, now we have the mother of all crises and on a global scale at that: Finan­cial, polit­ical, reli­gious (remember Islam?).

And social­istic solu­tions are being rail­roaded through on a daily basis.

If the New World Order baby is about to be deliv­ered, wouldn’t you expect the fathers (Kissinger, Brzezinski, Scow­croft, Volker, Rock­e­feller, et al) to show up and pace the floor?

Every­body fig­ures that these guys are just crusty and harm­less old men, but I will guar­antee that when the baby is finally born the screaming will begin.

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The Tri­lat­eral Commission

Exec­u­tive Committee

North America
Pacific Asian
Peter Suther­land, Chairman Joseph S. Nye, Jr, Chairman Yotaro Kobayashi, Chairman
Herve De Carmoy, Deputy Chairman Allan E. Gotlieb, Deputy Chairman Han Sung-Joo, Deputy Chairman
Andrezej Ole­chowski, Deputy Chairman Lorenzo H. Zam­brano, Deputy Chairman Shi­juro Ogata, Deputy Chairman


North Amer­ican Group

Richard L. Armitage, Pres­i­dent,
Armitage Inter­na­tional LLC, Wash­ington,
DC; former U.S. Deputy Sec­re­tary of

James L. Bal­sillie,
Co-Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Research in Motion, Ltd., Waterloo, ON

Alan R. Batkin, Vice
Chairman, Eton Park Cap­ital Man­age­ment, New York, NY

Nani Beccalli-Falco, Pres­i­dent
and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, GE Inter­na­tional, Brus­sels, Belgium

*C. Fred Berg­sten, Director, Peterson Insti­tute for Inter­na­tional
Eco­nomics, Wash­ington, DC; former U.S. Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of the Trea­sury for
Inter­na­tional Affairs

, Pro­fessor of Public
Admin­is­tra­tion, Maxwell School of Cit­i­zen­ship and Public Affairs, Syra­cuse
Uni­ver­sity, Syra­cuse, NY; Senior Fellow, Agri­cul­tural Devel­op­ment, Bill &
Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion; former Under Secretary-General for Man­age­ment, United
Nations; former Exec­u­tive Director, UN World Food Program.

Robert D.
Pres­i­dent, BGR
Inter­na­tional, Wash­ington, DC; former Deputy Assis­tant to Pres­i­dent George W.
Bush and Deputy National Secu­rity Advisor for Strategic Plan­ning; former
Ambas­sador to India

Dennis C. Blair
, U.S. Navy
(retired), John M. Sha­likashvili Chair in
National Secu­rity Studies, National Bureau of Asian Research; Omar Bradley
Chair of Strategic Leadership, Army War Col­lege and Dick­inson Col­lege, Carlisle, PA; former Com­mander
in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command

Her­minio Blanco Men­doza, Founder
and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Solu­ciones Estratégicas, Mexico City, NL; former
Mex­ican Sec­re­tary of Com­merce and Indus­trial Development

David G. Bradley, Chairman, Atlantic
Media Com­pany, Wash­ington, DC

Lael Brainard,Vice
Pres­i­dent and Founding Director, Global Economy and Devel­op­ment Center,
The Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion,
Wash­ington, DC

Harold Brown, Coun­selor and Trustee, Center for
Strategic and Inter­na­tional Studies, Wash­ington, DC; former Gen­eral Partner,
War­burg Pincus & Com­pany, New York, NY; former U.S. Sec­re­tary of Defense

*Zbig­niew Brzezinski, Coun­selor and Trustee, Center for Strategic and Inter­na­tional
Studies, Wash­ington, DC; Robert Osgood Pro­fessor of Amer­ican For­eign Affairs,
Paul Nitze School of Advanced Inter­na­tional Studies, Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­sity;
former U.S. Assis­tant to the Pres­i­dent for National Secu­rity Affairs

Sylvia Mathews Bur­well,
Pres­i­dent, Global Devel­op­ment Pro­grams, Bill & Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion,
Seattle, WA

Louis C. Camil­leri,
Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Altria Group, Inc., New York, NY

,  Chief Exec­u­tive
Officer, Center for a New Amer­ican Secu­rity (CNAS), Wash­ington, DC; Director of
the Aspen Strategy Group; former Deputy Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of Defense for Asia
and the Pacific

Ray­mond Chrétien, Strategic Advisor,
Fasken Mar­tineau DuMoulin LLP, Mon­treal, QC; Chairman of the Board of Direc­tors
of the Center for Inter­na­tional Studies of the Uni­ver­sity of Mon­treal; former
Asso­ciate Under-Secretary of State of External Affairs; former Ambas­sador of
Canada to the Congo, Bel­gium, Mexico, the United States and France

William T. Coleman, Jr.,
Senior Partner and the Senior Coun­selor, OÂ’Melveny & Myers, Wash­ington, DC;
former U.S. Sec­re­tary of Trans­porta­tion; Life­time Trustee, Tri­lat­eral Commission

      Richard N. Cooper, Mau­rits C. Boas Pro­fessor of Inter­na­tional Eco­nomics,
Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, Cam­bridge, MA; former
Chairman, U.S. National Intel­li­gence Council; former U.S. Under Sec­re­tary of State for Eco­nomic Affairs

E. Gerald Cor­rigan, Man­aging Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co., New York,
NY;  former Pres­i­dent, Fed­eral
Reserve Bank of New York

Lee Cullum,
former reg­ular com­men­tator, “New­sHour with Jim Lehrer,” and
colum­nist, Dallas, TX

H. Lawrence Culp, Jr.,
Pres­i­dent and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Danaher Cor­po­ra­tion, Wash­ington, DC

Gerald L. Curtis,
Burgess Pro­fessor of Polit­ical Sci­ence, Columbia Uni­ver­sity, New York, NY;
Vis­iting Pro­fessor, Grad­uate Research Insti­tute for Policy Studies, Tokyo

Lynn Davis, Director,
Wash­ington Office, The RAND Cor­po­ra­tion, Arlington, VA; former U.S. Under
Sec­re­tary of State for Arms Con­trol and Inter­na­tional Security

Arthur A. DeFehr, Pres­i­dent
and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Pal­liser Fur­ni­ture, Win­nipeg, MB

André Des­marais, Pres­i­dent and Co-Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Power
Cor­po­ra­tion of Canada, Montréal, QC; Deputy Chairman, Power Finan­cial

John M. Deutch,
Insti­tute Pro­fessor, Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nology, Cam­bridge, MA;
former Director of Cen­tral Intel­li­gence; former U.S. Deputy Sec­re­tary of

Jamie Dimon, Chairman and Chief
Exec­u­tive Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co., New York, NY

Peter C. Dobell, Founding Director, Par­lia­men­tary Centre, Ottawa, ON

Wendy K. Dobson, Pro­fessor and Director, Insti­tute for Inter­na­tional
Busi­ness, Rotman School of Man­age­ment, Uni­ver­sity of Toronto, Toronto, ON;
former Cana­dian Asso­ciate Deputy Min­ister of Finance

Thomas Donilon, Partner,
OÂ’Melveny & Myers, LLP, Wash­ington, DC

M. Duber­stein
, Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, The Duber­stein Group,
Wash­ington, DC; former Chief of Staff to
Pres­i­dent Ronald Reagan

, Founder and Chair, Syn­ergos Insti­tute, New York, NY

Robert Eckert, Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer,
Mattel, Inc., El Segundo, CA

P. Ein­horn
Dean, Paul Nitze School of Advanced Inter­na­tional Studies, The Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­sity,
Wash­ington, DC; former Man­aging Director for
Finance and Resource Mobi­liza­tion, World Bank

, Director, McK­insey Global
Insti­tute, San Fran­cisco, CA

Dianne Fein­stein, Member (D-CA), U.S. Senate

Martin S. Feld­stein, George F. Baker Pro­fessor of Eco­nomics, Har­vard
Uni­ver­sity, Cam­bridge, MA; Pres­i­dent Emer­itus, National Bureau of Eco­nomic
Research; former Chairman, U.S. PresidentÂ’s Council of Eco­nomic Advisors

Roger W. Fer­guson, Jr., Pres­i­dent and Chief
Exec­u­tive Officer, TIAA-CREF, New York, NY; former Member
of the Exec­u­tive Com­mittee, Head of Finan­cial Ser­vices Prod­ucts, and Chairman
of Swiss Re America Holding Cor­po­ra­tion; former Vice Chairman, Board of
Gov­er­nors, U.S. Fed­eral Reserve System

Stanley Fis­cher,
Gov­ernor of the Bank of Israel, Jerusalem; former Pres­i­dent, Cit­i­group
Inter­na­tional and Vice Chairman, Cit­group, New York, NY; former First Deputy
Man­aging Director, Inter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund

*Thomas S. Foley, former U.S. Ambas­sador to Japan; former Speaker of the U.S.
House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives; former North Amer­ican Chairman, Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion,
Wash­ington, DC

Kristin J. Forbes, Asso­ciate Pro­fessor of Eco­nomics, MIT Sloan
School of Man­age­ment, Cam­bridge, MA; former Member of the U.S. Council of
Eco­nomic Advisors

Michael B.G. Froman, Man­aging Director, Head of Infra­struc­ture and
Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment, Citi Alter­na­tive Invest­ments, Cit­i­group Inc., New
York, NY

Francis Fukuyama, Bernard L. Schwartz Pro­fessor Inter­na­tional
Polit­ical Economy, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced Inter­na­tional Studies, The
Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­sity, Wash­ington, DC

Dion­isio Garza Medina, Chairman
of the Board and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, ALFA, Garza Garcia, NL

Richard A. Gephardt,
Senior Counsel, DLA Piper, Wash­ington, DC; former Member (D-MO), U.S. House of Representatives

David Gergen, Pro­fessor
of Public Ser­vice and Director of the Center for Public Lead­er­ship, John F.
Kennedy School of Gov­ern­ment, Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, Cam­bridge, MA;
Editor-at-Large, U.S. News and World Report

Tim­othy F. Gei­thner,
Pres­i­dent, Fed­eral Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY

Exec­u­tive Pres­i­dent,
Tele­fónica de España-México and Cen­tral América, Mexico City, DF

C. Godsoe
retired Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer of Sco­tia­bank, Toronto, ON

*Allan E. Gotlieb, Senior Advisor, Ben­nett Jones LLP, Toronto, ON;
Chairman, SothebyÂ’s, Canada; former Cana­dian Ambas­sador to the United States;
North Amer­ican Deputy Chairman, Tri­lat­eral Commission

Bill Graham, Chan­cellor, Trinity Col­lege, Uni­ver­sity of Toronto, Toronto,
ON;  former Member of  Cana­dian House of Com­mons; former Min­ister of For­eign
Affairs and former Min­ister of Defence

Donald E. Graham, Chairman
and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, The Wash­ington Post Company,

Wash­ington, DC

Richard N. Haass, Pres­i­dent, Council on For­eign Rela­tions, New
York, NY; former Director, Policy Plan­ning, U. S. Depart­ment of State; former
Director of For­eign Policy Studies, The Brook­ings Institution

James T.
Chairman, Pres­i­dent, and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer,
Anadarko Petro­leum Corp., The Wood­lands, TX

John J. Hamre, Pres­i­dent, Center for Strategic and
Inter­na­tional Studies, Wash­ington, DC; former U.S.
Deputy Sec­re­tary of Defense and Under Sec­re­tary of Defense (Comptroller)

Richard F. Haskayne, Board
Chairman Emer­itus, Uni­ver­sity of Cal­gary, AB; past Chairman of the Board
of  Tran­sCanada Corporation

Carlos Heredia, Econ­o­mist, Mexico City, DF;
Advisor to the Gov­ernor of Michoacán

*Carla A. Hills, Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Hills &
Com­pany, Inter­na­tional Con­sul­tants, Wash­ington, DC; former U.S. Trade
Rep­re­sen­ta­tive; former U.S. Sec­re­tary of Housing and Urban Devel­op­ment

*Karen Elliott House,
Writer, Princeton, NJ; Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Sci­ence and
Affairs, John F. Kennedy School
of Gov­ern­ment, Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, Cam­bridge, MA; former Senior Vice Pres­i­dent,
Dow Jones & Com­pany, and Pub­lisher, The
Wall Street Journal

James L. Jones,
Marine Corps (Ret.), Pres­i­dent and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Com­merce Insti­tute for 21st
Cen­tury Energy, Wash­ington, DC

Ale­jandro Junco de la Vega, Pres­i­dent
and Director, Grupo Reforma,
Mon­terrey, NL

Robert Kagan, Senior Asso­ciate,
Carnegie Endow­ment for Inter­na­tional Peace, Wash­ington, DC

Arnold Kanter, Prin­cipal and Founding
Member, The Scow­croft Group, Wash­ington, DC; former
U.S. Under
Sec­re­tary of State

Charles R. Kaye,
Co-President, War­burg Pincus LLC, New York, NY

James Kimsey,
Pres­i­dent and Exec­u­tive Director, The Kimsey Foun­da­tion, Wash­ington, DC

Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Asso­ciates, Inc., New York, NY;
former U.S. Sec­re­tary of State; former U.S. Assis­tant to the Pres­i­dent for
National Secu­rity Affairs; Life­time Trustee, Tri­lat­eral Commission

Michael Klein, Chairman and Co-Chief
Exec­u­tive Officer, Citi Mar­kets & Banking; Vice Chairman, Citibank
Inter­na­tional plc; New York, NY

E. Koonin
, Chief Sci­en­tist, BP, London, UK

Gen­eral Director, Edi­to­rial Clio Libros
y Videos, S.A. de C.V., Mexico City, DF

Robert W. Lane,
Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Deere & Com­pany, Moline, IL

Fred Lang­hammer, Chairman, Global
Affairs, The Estée Lauder Com­pa­nies, Inc., New York, NY

Win­ston Lord, Chairman Emer­itus and former Co-Chairman of the Board,
Inter­na­tional Rescue Com­mittee, New York, NY; former U.S. Assis­tant Sec­re­tary
of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; former U.S. Ambas­sador to China

E. Peter Lougheed, Counsel, Ben­nett Jones, Bar­ris­ters & Solic­i­tors,
Cal­gary, AB; former Pre­mier of Alberta

*Roy MacLaren, former Cana­dian High Com­mis­sioner to the United
Kingdom; former Cana­dian Min­ister of Inter­na­tional Trade; Toronto, ON

John A. Mac­Naughton, Chairman, Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Bank of
Canada, and Chairman of Cana­dian Trading and Quo­ta­tion System Inc., Toronto,

Antonio Madero, Chairman of the Board and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, San
Luis Cor­po­ra­cion, S.A. de C.V., Mexico City, DF

John Manley,
Senior Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Ottawa, ON; former Cana­dian Deputy Prime
Min­ister and Min­ister of Finance

*Sir Deryck C. Maughan, Man­aging Director and
Chairman, KKR Asia, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New York, NY; former
Vice Chairman, Citigroup

Jay Mazur, Pres­i­dent
Emer­itus, UNITE (Union of Needle­trades, Indus­trial and Tex­tile Employees, and
Pres­i­dent, ILGWU’s 21st Cen­tury Her­itage Foun­da­tion, New York, NY

Robert S. McNa­mara, former
Pres­i­dent, World Bank; former U.S. Sec­re­tary of Defense; former Pres­i­dent, Ford
Motor Com­pany; Life­time Trustee, Tri­lat­eral Commission

James Moore, Member from British Columbia, Cana­dian
Par­lia­ment, Ottawa, ON; Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary to the Min­ister of Public Works
and Gov­ern­ment Ser­vices Canada and the Pacific Gateway and Van­couver 2010

Marc H. Morial,
Pres­i­dent and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, National Urban League, New York, NY;
former Mayor, New Orleans, LA

Heather Munroe-Blum,
Prin­cipal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill Uni­ver­sity, Mon­treal, QC

*Indra K. Nooyi,
Chairman of the Board and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Pep­siCo, Inc., Pur­chase, NY

*Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Uni­ver­sity
Dis­tin­guished Ser­vice Pro­fessor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of
Gov­ern­ment, Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, Cam­bridge, MA;
former Chair, National Intel­li­gence Council and former U.S. Assis­tant Sec­re­tary
of Defense for Inter­na­tional Secu­rity Affairs;
Amer­ican Chairman, Tri­lat­eral Commission

, Lec­turer in Public Policy,
Belfer Center for Sci­ence and Inter­na­tional Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Gov­ern­ment, Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, Cam­bridge, MA;
former Spe­cial Assis­tant to Pres­i­dent George W. Bush and Deputy National
Secu­rity Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan, National Secu­rity Council, The White

Thomas R. Pick­ering, Vice Chairman, Hills & Com­pany,
Inter­na­tional Con­sul­tants, Wash­ington, DC; former Senior Vice Pres­i­dent,
Inter­na­tional Rela­tions, The Boeing Com­pany, Arlington, VA; former U.S. Under
Sec­re­tary of State for Polit­ical Affairs; former U.S. Ambas­sador to the Russian
Fed­er­a­tion, India, Israel, El Sal­vador, Nigeria, the Hashemite Kingdom of
Jordan, and the United Nations

Martha C. Piper, former Pres­i­dent and Vice-Chancellor, The
Uni­ver­sity of British Columbia, Van­couver, BC

Richard Ple­pler,
Co-president, HBO, New York, NY

Gen. Joseph W. Ral­ston,  U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Vice Chairman,
The Cohen Group, Wash­ington, DC; former Com­mander, U.S. Euro­pean Com­mand, and
Supreme Allied Com­mander NATO; former Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff,
U.S. Depart­ment of Defense

Charles B. Rangel, Member (D-NY), U.S. House
of Representatives

Fed­erico Reyes Heroles, Writer and Polit­ical
Ana­lyst, Chairman of the Board of Este
Magazine,  and Chairman of
the Board, Trans­parencia Mex­i­cana, Mexico City, DF

*Susan Rice, Senior Fellow, For­eign Policy Studies and Global Economy and
Devel­op­ment Pro­grams, Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion,
Wash­ington, DC; former Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of State for African Affairs; former
Spe­cial Assis­tant to the Pres­i­dent and Senior Director for African Affairs,
National Secu­rity Council

Hartley Richardson, Pres­i­dent, James Richardson & Sons, Ltd.,
Win­nipeg, MB

Joseph E. Robert, Jr.,
Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Office, J.E. Robert Com­pa­nies, McLean, VA

David Rock­e­feller, Founder,
Hon­orary Chairman, and Life­time Trustee, Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion,
New York, NY

John D. Rock­e­feller IV,  Member (D-WV), U.S. Senate

Ken­neth Rogoff,
Pro­fessor of Eco­nomics and Thomas D. Cabot Pro­fessor of Public Policy, Har­vard
Uni­ver­sity, Cam­bridge, MA; former Chief Econ­o­mist, Inter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund,
Wash­ington, DC

Charles Rose, Host
of the Charlie Rose Show and Charlie Rose Spe­cial Edi­tion, PBS, New York, NY

Irene B. Rosen­feld,
Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Kraft Foods, Inc., North­field, IL

Dennis Ross,
Coun­selor and Ziegler Dis­tin­guished Fellow, The Washingon Insti­tute for Near
East Policy, Wash­ington, DC; former Spe­cial Middle East Coor­di­nator in
Pres­i­dent ClintonÂ’s Administration

*Luis Rubio, Pres­i­dent, Center of Research for Devel­op­ment (CIDAC), Mexico
City, DF

F. Ryan
Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Pru­den­tial
Finan­cial, Inc., Newark, NJ

Jaime Serra, Chairman, SAI
Con­sulting, Mexico City, DF; former Mex­ican
Min­ister of Trade and Industry

Dinakar Singh,
Founder and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, TPG-Axon Cap­ital, New York, NY;

former Co-head, Prin­cipal
Strate­gies Depart­ment, Goldman Sachs

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean,
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and Inter­na­tional Affairs, Princeton
Uni­ver­sity, Princeton, NJ

Gordon Smith, Director, Centre for Global Studies, Uni­ver­sity of
Vic­toria, Vic­toria, BC; Chairman, Board of Gov­er­nors, Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment
Research Centre; former Cana­dian Deputy Min­ister of For­eign Affairs and
Per­sonal Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Prime Min­ister to the Eco­nomic Summit

Donald R. Sobey,
Chairman Emer­itus, Empire Com­pany Ltd., Hal­ifax, NS

Ronald D. Southern, Chairman, ATCO Group, Cal­gary, AB

James B. Stein­berg, Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Uni­ver­sity
of Texas, Austin, TX; former Vice Pres­i­dent and Director of the For­eign Policy
Studies Pro­gram, The Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion, Wash­ington, DC; former U.S. Deputy
National Secu­rity Advisor

Jes­sica Stern, Aca­d­emic Director,
Pro­gram on Ter­rorism and the Law, Har­vard Law School, and Lec­turer on Law and
Gov­ern­ment, Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, Cam­bridge, MA

Bar­bara Stymiest, Chief Oper­ating Officer, RBC Finan­cial Group,
Toronto, ON

John J. Sweeney,
Pres­i­dent, AFL-CIO, Wash­ington, DC

George J. Tenet,
Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor, Edmund A. Walsh School of For­eign Ser­vice, George­town
Uni­ver­sity, Wash­ington, DC; former U.S. Director of Cen­tral Intelligence

*Paul A. Vol­cker, former Chairman, Wolfen­sohn & Co., Inc., New York;
Fred­erick H. Schultz Pro­fessor Emer­itus, Inter­na­tional Eco­nomic Policy,
Princeton Uni­ver­sity; former Chairman, Board of Gov­er­nors, U.S. Fed­eral Reserve
System; Hon­orary North Amer­ican Chairman and former North Amer­ican Chairman,
Tri­lat­eral Commission

William H. Web­ster, Senior Partner, Mil­bank, Tweed, Hadley &
McCloy LLP, Wash­ington, DC; former U.S. Director of Cen­tral Intel­li­gence;
former Director, U.S. Fed­eral Bureau of Inves­ti­ga­tion; former Judge of the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Fareed Zakaria, Editor,
Newsweek Inter­na­tional, New York, NY

*Lorenzo H. Zam­brano, Chairman of the Board and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer,
CEMEX, Mon­terrey, NL; North Amer­ican Deputy Chairman, Tri­lat­eral Commission

Ernesto Zedillo, Director, Yale Center
for the Study of Glob­al­iza­tion, Yale Uni­ver­sity, New Haven, CT; former Pres­i­dent of Mexico

Mor­timer B. Zuck­erman,
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, U.S. News
&  World Report,
Pub­lisher, New York Daily
Founder and Chairman of Boston Prop­er­ties, Inc.; New York, NY

Former Mem­bers In Public Ser­vice

B. Cheney
, Vice Pres­i­dent of the United States

J. Dobri­ansky
U.S. Under Sec­re­tary of State for Global Affairs

Luis Téllez, Sec­re­tary of
Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Trans­port of Mexico

Robert B. Zoel­lick,
Pres­i­dent, World Bank



Paul Adams, Chief Exec­u­tive, British Amer­ican Tobacco, London

Urban Ahlin, Member of the Swedish Par­lia­ment and Deputy Chairman
of the Com­mittee on For­eign Affairs, Stockholm

*Edmond Alphandéry, Chairman, Caisse Nationale de Prévoyance, Paris;
former Chairman, Elec­tricité de France (EDF); former Min­ister of the Economy
and Finance

Jacques Andréani, Ambas­sadeur de France, Paris; former Ambas­sador to
the United States

Jorge Armindo, Pres­i­dent and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Amorim
Tur­ismo, Lisbon

Jerzy Baczynski, Editor-in-Chief, Poli­tyka, Warsaw

Patricia Bar­bizet, Chief Exec­u­tive Officer and Member of the Board of
Direc­tors, Artémis Group, Paris

Estela Barbot, Director, AGA; Director, Bank San­tander Nego­cios;
Member of the Gen­eral Council, AEP — Por­tuguese Busi­ness Asso­ci­a­tion, Porto;
Gen­eral Hon­orary Consul of Guatemala, Lisbon

*Erik Bel­frage, Senior Vice Pres­i­dent, Skan­di­naviska Enskilda Banken;
Director, Investor AB, Stockholm

Marek Belka, Exec­u­tive Sec­re­tary, United Nations Eco­nomic
Com­mis­sion for Europe (UNECE), Geneva; former Prime Min­ister and Min­ister of
Finance of Poland, Warsaw; former Ambassador-at-Large and Chairman, Council for
Inter­na­tional Coor­di­na­tion, Coali­tion Pro­vi­sional Authority, Baghdad

Baron Jean-Pierre
, Chairman of the
Exec­u­tive Board, Lhoist Group, Limelette, Belgium

*Georges Berthoin, Inter­na­tional Hon­orary Chairman, Euro­pean Move­ment;
Hon­orary Chairman, The Jean Monnet Asso­ci­a­tion; Hon­orary Euro­pean Chairman, The
Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion, Paris

Nicolas Beytout, Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, D.I. Group;
Former Editor of Le Figaro and Les Echos, Paris

Carl Bildt, Min­ister of For­eign Affairs of Sweden; former
Chairman, Kreab Group of public affairs com­pa­nies; former Chairman, Nordic
Ven­ture Net­work, Stock­holm; former Member of the Swedish Par­lia­ment, Chairman
of the Mod­erate Party and Prime Min­ister of Sweden; former Euro­pean Union High
Rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Bosnia-Herzegovina & UN Spe­cial Envoy to the Balkans

Man­fred Bischoff, Chairman of the Super­vi­sory Board, Daimler AG,
Munich; former Member of the Board of Man­age­ment, Daimler AG; former Chairman,

Antonio Borges, Inter­na­tional Advisor and former Man­aging Director
and Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Inter­na­tional, London

Ana Patricia Botin, Exec­u­tive Chairman, Banesto;  Vice Chairman, Urbis; Member of the
Man­age­ment Com­mittee, San­tander Group, Madrid

Jean-Louis Bourlanges, Member, State Audit Court (Cour des Comptes), Paris;
Asso­ci­ated Pro­fessor, Insti­tute for Polit­ical Studies in Paris; former Member
of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment, Brus­sels; former
Pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Move­ment in France, Paris

*Jorge Braga de Macedo, Pres­i­dent, Trop­ical Research Insti­tute, Lisbon;
Pro­fessor of Eco­nomics, Nova Uni­ver­sity at Lisbon; Chairman, Forum Por­tugal
Global; former Min­ister of Finance

Lord Brittan of
, Vice Chairman,
UBS Invest­ment Bank, London; former Vice Pres­i­dent, Euro­pean Commission

Jean-Louis Bruguière, EU High Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the United States on the
Ter­rorist Finance Tracking Pro­gramme (TFTP/SWIFT); Judge, Paris

Robin Buchanan, Dean, London Busi­ness School; former Senior Partner,
Bain & Com­pany, London

*François Bujon de
, Ambas­sadeur de
France; Chairman, Citi France, Paris; former Ambas­sador to the United States

Edel­gard Bul­mahn, Member of the German Bun­destag and Chair­woman of the
Com­mittee on Eco­nomic Affairs; former Fed­eral Min­ister, Berlin

Sven Burmester, Writer and Explorer, Den­mark; former Rep­re­sen­ta­tive,
United Nations Pop­u­la­tion Fund (UNFPA), Bei­jing; former World Bank Deputy
Sec­re­tary and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Cairo

Richard Bur­rows, Gov­ernor, Bank of Ire­land; Director, Pernod Ricard;
Chairman, the Scotch Whisky Asso­ci­a­tion; former Pres­i­dent, IBEC (The Irish
Busi­ness and Employers Con­fed­er­a­tion), Dublin

*Hervé de Carmoy, Chairman, Almatis, Frankfurt-am-Main; former
Partner, Rhône Group, New York & Paris; Hon­orary Chairman, Banque
Indus­trielle et Mobilière Privée, Paris; former Chief Exec­u­tive, Société
Générale de Belgique

Sal­va­tore Car­rubba, Director of Strate­gies and Colum­nist, Il Sole 24
, Milan; former Cul­ture Alderman, Munic­i­pality of Milan

Carme Chacon Piqueras, Min­ister for Defence; former Min­ister of Housing;
former First Vice-President of the Spanish Par­lia­ment, Madrid

Jürgen Chrobog, Chairman, BMW Her­bert Quandt Foun­da­tion, Munich;
former German Deputy For­eign Min­ister and Ambas­sador to the United States

Luc Coene, Min­ister of State; Deputy Gov­ernor, National Bank of Bel­gium, Brussels

Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman, Port­land Cap­ital & The Port­land Trust;
former Founding Partner and Exec­u­tive Chairman, Apax Part­ners World­wide, London

Bertrand Col­lomb, Hon­orary Chairman, Lafarge; Chairman, Institut des
Hautes Etudes pour la Sci­ence et la Tech­nologie (IHEST); Chairman, Institut
Français des Rela­tions Inter­na­tionales (IFRI); Member of the Institut de
France, Paris

Iain Conn, Member of the Board of Direc­tors and of the
Exec­u­tive Man­age­ment Team, BP, London

Richard Conroy, Conroy Dia­monds & Gold, Dublin; Member of Senate, Republic of Ire­land 

Eck­hard Cordes, Chief Exec­u­tive Officer and Chairman of the
Man­age­ment Board, Franz Haniel & Cie., Duis­burg; Chief Exec­u­tive Officer
and Chairman of the Man­age­ment Board, Metro; former Member of the Board,
Daim­ler­Chrysler, Stuttgart

Alfonso Cortina, Chairman, Colo­nial; former Chairman, Repsol-YPF
Foun­da­tion, Madrid

Eduardo Costa, Exec­u­tive Vice Chairman, Banco Finantia, Lisbon;
Member, Forum Por­tugal Global

Enrico Tomaso Cuc­chiani, Member of the Board of Man­age­ment, Allianz SE,
Munich; Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Allianz S.p.A., Trieste

Michel David-Weill, Former Chairman, Lazard LLC, world­wide; Chairman of
the Super­vi­sory Board, EURAZEO, Paris

*Vladimir Dlouhy, Senior Advisor, ABB; Inter­na­tional Advisor, Goldman
Sachs; former Czechoslovak Min­ister of Economy; former Czech Min­ister of
Industry & Trade, Prague

*Bill Emmott, Former Editor, The Econ­o­mist, London

Pedro Miguel Echenique, Pro­fessor of Physics, Uni­ver­sity of the Basque
Country; Pres­i­dent, Foun­da­tion Donostia Inter­na­tional Physic Center (DIPC);
former Basque Min­ister of Edu­ca­tion, San Sebastian

Oscar Fanjul, Vice Chairman, Omega Cap­ital, Madrid

Grete Faremo, Director of Law and Cor­po­rate Affairs for Western
Europe, Microsoft Norway; former Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent, Store­brand; former
Nor­we­gian Min­ister of Devel­op­ment Coop­er­a­tion, Min­ister of Jus­tice and Min­ister
of Oil and Energy, Oslo

, Exec­u­tive
Director of Upstream, Repsol-YPF; former Chairman, Prensa Española, Madrid

Jürgen Fitschen, Member of the Group Exec­u­tive Com­mittee, Deutsche Bank,

Klaus-Dieter Franken­berger, For­eign Editor, Frank­furter All­ge­meine Zeitung,
Frank­furt am Main

Louise Fresco, Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor, Uni­ver­sity of Ams­terdam;
Member of the Board of non-executive Direc­tors, RABO Bank, Utrecht; former Assis­tant Director-General, Head of Agri­cul­ture Depart­ment, Food and
Agri­cul­ture Orga­ni­za­tion of the United Nations in Rome

Hugh Friel, Chairman, Tourism Ire­land; former Chief Exec­u­tive
Officer, Kerry Group, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Lykke Friis, Pro-Rector, Uni­ver­sity of Copenhagen

*Michael Fuchs, Member of the German Bun­destag, Berlin; former
Pres­i­dent, National Fed­er­a­tion of German Whole­sale & For­eign Trade

Lord Garel-Jones, Man­aging Director, UBS Invest­ment Bank, London;
Member of the House of Lords; former Min­ister of State at the For­eign Office
(Euro­pean Affairs)

*Antonio Gar­rigues
, Chairman,
Gar­rigues Abo­gados y Asesores Trib­u­tarios, Madrid

Wolf­gang Ger­hardt, Member of the German Bun­destag; Chairman of the
Friedrich-Naumann Foun­da­tion; former Chairman of the Free Demo­c­ratic Party,

Lord Gilbert, Member of the House of Lords; former Min­ister for
Defence, London

Esther Giménez-Salinas, Rector, Ramon Llull Uni­ver­sity; Pro­fessor of
Crim­inal Law, ESADE Law School, Ramon Llull Uni­ver­sity, Barcelone

Dermot Gleeson, Chairman, AIB Group, Dublin

Elis­a­beth Guigou, Member of the French National Assembly; former
Min­ister for Euro­pean Affairs, Paris

Gen­eral The Lord Guthrie, Director, N M Roth­schild & Sons, London; Member
of the House of Lords; former Chief of the Defence Staff, London

Antti Herlin, Chairman of the Board, KONE Cor­po­ra­tion, Helsinki

Helga Hernes, Senior Advisor, PRIO (Inter­na­tional Peace Research
Insti­tute Oslo); Chair, Nor­we­gian Par­lia­men­tary Intel­li­gence Over­sight
Com­mittee, Oslo; former Nor­we­gian Ambassador

Nigel Hig­gins, Co-Head of
Global Invest­ment Banking,
N M Roth­schild & Sons, London

Wolf­gang Ischinger, Global Head of Gov­ern­ment
Rela­tions, Allianz SE, Munich; Chairman, the Munich Secu­rity Con­fer­ence on
Secu­rity Policy; former Euro­pean
Member of the Troïka on the Kosovo Status Deter­mi­na­tion and German Ambas­sador
to the United Kingdom

*Mugur Isarescu, Gov­ernor, National Bank of Romania, Bucharest;
former Prime Minister

*Baron Daniel Janssen, Hon­orary Chairman, Solvay, Brussels

Trinidad Jiménez, Inter­na­tional Rela­tions Sec­re­tary of the Socialist
Party (PSOE) & Member of the Fed­eral Exec­u­tive Com­mittee; Sec­re­tary of
State for Latin America, Madrid

Lady Bar­bara Judge, Chairman, UKAEA (United Kingdom Atomic Energy
Authority); former US Secu­ri­ties Exchange Com­mis­sioner

*Béla Kadar, Member of the Hun­garian Academy, Budapest; Member of
the Mon­e­tary Council of the National Bank; Pres­i­dent of the Hun­garian Eco­nomic
Asso­ci­a­tion; Former Ambas­sador of Hun­gary to the O.E.C.D., Paris; former
Hun­garian Min­ister of Inter­na­tional Eco­nomic Rela­tions and Member of Parliament

Robert Kassai, Gen­eral Vice Pres­i­dent, The National Asso­ci­a­tion of
CraftmenÂ’s Cor­po­ra­tions, Budapest

*Lord Kerr of Kin­lochard, Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc; Member of the House of Lords,
London; former British Ambas­sador to the United States; former Sec­re­tary
Gen­eral, Euro­pean Convention

*Sixten Korkman, Man­aging Director, The Research Insti­tute of the
Finnish Economy (ETLA) & Finnish Busi­ness and Policy Forum (EVA), Helsinki

Arpad Kovacs, Pres­i­dent, State Audit Office of Hun­gary, Budapest

Gabor Kovacs, Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Bankar
Holding; Founder, KOGART (the Kovacs Gabor Art Foun­da­tion), Budapest

Jerzy Kozminski, Pres­i­dent and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Polish-American
Freedom Foun­da­tion; former Ambas­sador to the United States; former First Deputy
Min­ister of For­eign Affairs, Warsaw

Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Board and Pro­gramme Director for
Polit­ical Research, Centre for Lib­eral Strate­gies, Sofia; Editor-in-Chief,
Bul­garian Edi­tion, For­eign Policy

Jiri Kunert, Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Uni­Credit Bank
Czech Republic; Pres­i­dent of the Czech Asso­ci­a­tion of Banks, Prague

Ulysses Kyr­i­a­copoulos, Chairman, S&B Group; former Chairman, Fed­er­a­tion
of Greek Indus­tries, Athens

*Count Otto Lamb­s­dorff, Partner, Wessing Lawyers, Düs­sel­dorf; former
Chairman, Friedrich Nau­mann Foun­da­tion, Berlin; former Member of German
Bun­destag; Hon­orary Chairman, Free Demo­c­ratic Party; former Fed­eral Min­ister of
Economy; former Pres­i­dent of the Lib­eral Inter­na­tional; Hon­orary Euro­pean
Chairman, The Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion, Paris

Kurt Lauk, Member of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment (EPP Group-CDU);
Chairman, Globe Cap­ital Part­ners, Stuttgart; Pres­i­dent, Eco­nomic Council of the
CDU Party, Berlin; Former Member of the Board, Daim­ler­Chrysler, Stuttgart

Anne Lau­ver­geon, Chair­person of the Exec­u­tive Board, Areva;
Chair­person and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Cogema, Paris

Ulrich Lehner, Chairman of the
Board, Henkel, Düsseldorf

Pierre Lel­louche, Member of the French National Assembly and of the
For­eign Affairs Com­mittee, Paris; former Pres­i­dent, NATO Par­lia­men­tary Assembly

Enrico Letta, Under State Sec­re­tary, Office of the Prime Min­ister,
Italy; former Min­ister of Euro­pean Affairs, Industry, and of Industry and
Inter­na­tional Trade, Rome

Thomas Leysen, Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Umi­core, Brussels

*Mar­i­anne Lie, former Director Gen­eral, Nor­we­gian ShipownerÂ’s
Asso­ci­a­tion, Oslo

Erkki Liikanen, Chairman of the Board, Bank of Fin­land, Helsinki;
former Finnish Min­ister of Finance; former Euro­pean Commissioner

Count Mau­rice Lip­pens, Chairman, Fortis, Brussels

Peter Löscher, Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Siemens, Munich

Helge Lund, Chief Exec­u­tive Officer of the Nor­we­gian Oil
Com­pany, Sta­toil, Oslo

*Cees Maas, Hon­orary Vice Chairman of the ING Group and former
Chief Finan­cial Officer, Ams­terdam; former Trea­surer of the Dutch Government

Peter Man­delson, Member of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion (Trade), Brus­sels;
former Member of the British Par­lia­ment; former Sec­re­tary of State to Northern
Ire­land and for Trade and Industry

Abel Matutes, Chairman, Empresas Matutes, Ibiza; former Member of
the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, Brus­sels; former Min­ister of For­eign Affairs, Madrid

Francis Maude, Member of the British Par­lia­ment; Shadow
Min­ister for the Cab­inet Office and Shadow Chan­cellor of the Duchy of Lan­caster
; Director, Ben­field Group; former
Shadow For­eign Sec­re­tary, London

Friedrich Merz, Member of the German Bun­destag; former Member of the
Euro­pean Par­lia­ment; former Chairman of the Par­lia­men­tary Group of the CDU/CSU
in the Bun­destag, Berlin

Peter Mit­ter­bauer, Hon­orary Pres­i­dent, The Fed­er­a­tion of Aus­trian
Industry, Vienna; Pres­i­dent and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Miba, Laakirchen

Pietro Modiano, Gen­eral Man­ager & Deputy Chief Exec­u­tive Officer,
Intesa San­paolo, Turin

Dominique Moïsi, Spe­cial Advisor to the Director Gen­eral of the
French Insti­tute for Inter­na­tional Rela­tions (IFRI), Paris

Mario Monti, Pres­i­dent and Pro­fessor Emer­itus, Boc­coni
Uni­ver­sity, Milan; Chairman of BRUEGEL and of ECAS, Brus­sels; former Member of
the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion (Com­pe­ti­tion Policy)

Luca Cordero di
, Chairman, Fiat,
Turin; former Chairman, Con­find­us­tria (Italian Con­fed­er­a­tion of Industry), Rome

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman, The Global Busi­ness Coali­tion on HIV/AIDS,
Tuber­cu­losis and Malaria;Chairman, Anglo Amer­ican; former Chairman, Royal
Dutch/Shell Group, London

Klaus-Peter Müller, Chairman of the Board, Com­merzbank,
Frankfurt-am-Main; Pres­i­dent, Asso­ci­a­tion of German Banks (BDB), Berlin

Harald Norvik, Chairman and Partner, ECON Man­age­ment; former
Pres­i­dent and Chief Exec­u­tive, Sta­toil, Oslo


Ewald Nowotny, former Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, BAWAG P.S.K., Vienna



Arend Oetker, Pres­i­dent, German Council on For­eign Rela­tions
(DGAP); Vice Chairman, Fed­er­a­tion of German Indus­tries; Man­aging Director, Dr.
Arend Oetker Holding, Berlin


*Andrzej Ole­chowski, Founder, Civic Plat­form; Former Chairman, Bank
Hand­lowy; former Min­ister of For­eign Affairs and of Finance, Warsaw

Richard Olver, Chairman, BAE Sys­tems, London

Janusz Palikot, Chairman of the Super­vi­sory Board, Polmos, Lublin;
Vice Pres­i­dent, Polish Con­fed­er­a­tion of Pri­vate Employers; Co-owner, Pub­lishing
House slowo/obraz tery­toria; Member of the Board of Direc­tors, Polish Busi­ness
Council, Warsaw

Dim­itry Pan­itza, Founding Chairman, The Free and Demo­c­ratic Bul­garia
Foun­da­tion; Founder and Chairman, The Bul­garian School of Pol­i­tics, Sofia

Lucas Papademos, Vice Pres­i­dent, Euro­pean Cen­tral Bank,
Frankfurt-am-Main; former Gov­ernor of the Bank of Greece

Lord Patten of Barnes, Chan­cellor of the Uni­ver­sity of Oxford; Chairman,
Inter­na­tional Crisis Group, Brus­sels; former Member of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion
(External Rela­tions), Brus­sels; former Gov­ernor of Hong Kong; former Member of
the British Cab­inet, London

Volker Perthes,Chairman
and Director, German Insti­tute for Inter­na­tional and Secu­rity Affairs,
Stiftung Wis­senschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin
Carlo Pesenti, Man­aging Director, Ital­cementi, Bergamo

Dieter Pfundt, Per­son­ally Liable Partner, Sal. Oppen­heim Bank,

Josep Piqué, Chairman of the Pop­ular Party of Catalunya,
Barcelona; Member of the Par­lia­ment of Catalunya; Member of the Spanish Senate;
former Min­ister of For­eign Affairs

Benoît Potier, Chairman of the Man­age­ment Board, Air Liq­uide, Paris

Alessandro Pro­fumo, Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Uni­Credit Group, Milan

Luigi Ram­poni, Member of the Italian Senate; former Chairman of the
Defence Com­mittee of the Chamber of Deputies, Rome; former Deputy Chief of the
Defence Staff (Italian Army)

Denis Ranque, Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Thales, Paris

Juha Rantanen, Pres­i­dent and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Out­okumpu
Group, Espoo, Finland

Wanda Rapaczynski, Advisor to the Super­vi­sory Board and former
Pres­i­dent of the Man­age­ment Board, Agora, Warsaw

Heinz Riesen­huber, Member of the German Bun­destag; former Fed­eral
Min­ister of Research and Tech­nology, Berlin; Chairman of the Super­vi­sory Boards
of Kabel Deutsch­land and of Evotec

Gian­fe­lice Rocca, Chairman, Techint Group of Com­pa­nies, Milan; Vice
Pres­i­dent, Con­find­us­tria, Rome

H. Onno Ruding, Chairman, Centre for Euro­pean Policy Studies (CEPS),
Brus­sels; For­mer  Vice Chairman,
Citibank; former Dutch Min­ister of Finance

Fer­di­nando Salleo, Vice Chairman, MCC (Mediocre­dito Cen­trale), Rome;
former Ambas­sador to the United States

Jacques Santer, Hon­orary State Min­ister, Lux­em­bourg; former Member
of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment; former Pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion; former
Prime Min­ister of Luxembourg

*Silvio Scaglia, Founder, Chairman and Finan­cial backer, Babelgum,
London; Chairman, S.M.S. Finance S.A., Lux­em­bourg; former Chairman, Fastweb,

Paolo Sca­roni, Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, ENI, Rome

*Guido Schmidt-Chiari, Chairman of the Super­vi­sory Board, Con­stantia Group;
former Chairman, Cred­i­tanstalt Bankverein, Vienna

Hen­ning Schulte-Noelle, Chairman of the Super­vi­sory Board and former Chief
Exec­u­tive Officer, Allianz, Munich

Karel Schwarzen­berg, Min­ister of For­eign Affairs; Founder and Director,
Nadace Bohemiae, Prague; former Member of the Czech Senate; former Chan­cellor
to Pres­i­dent Havel; former Pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tional Helsinki Fed­er­a­tion
for Human Rights

*Carlo Secchi, Pro­fessor of Euro­pean Eco­nomic Policy and former
Rector, Boc­coni Uni­ver­sity; Vice Pres­i­dent, ISPI, Milan; former Member of the
Italian Senate and of the Euro­pean Parliament

*Tøger Sei­den­faden, Editor-in-Chief, Poli­tiken, Copen­hagen

Mau­r­izio Sella, Chairman, Gruppo Banca Sella, Biella; former Chairman,
Asso­ci­a­tion of Italian Banks (A.B.I.), Rome

Sla­womir S. Sikora, Chief Exec­u­tive Officer and Cit­i­group Country
Officer for Poland, Bank Hand­lowy w Warszawie, Warsaw

Ste­fano Sil­vestri, Pres­i­dent, Insti­tute for Inter­na­tional Affairs (IAI),
Rome; Com­men­tator, Il Sole 24 Ore; former Under Sec­re­tary of State for
Defence, Italy

Lord Simon of High­bury,Member of the House of Lords, Deputy Chairman of
Unilever; Non-Executive Director of Suez Group; Senior Adviser of Morgan
Stanley Europe;  former Min­ister for Trade & Com­pet­i­tive­ness in
Europe;  former Chairman of BP, London

Nicholas Soames, Member of the British Par­lia­ment, London

Sir Martin Sor­rell, Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, WPP Group, London

*Petar Stoy­anov, Former Pres­i­dent of the Republic of
Bul­garia; Member of Bulgarian

Par­lia­ment; Chairman
of Par­lia­men­tary Group of United Demo­c­ratic Forces; Chairman of Union of
Demo­c­ratic Forces, Sofia

Peter Straarup, Chairman of the Exec­u­tive Board, Danske Bank,
Copen­hagen; Chairman, the Danish Bankers Association

*Peter Suther­land, Chairman, BP p.l.c.; Chairman, Goldman Sachs
Inter­na­tional; Chairman of the London School of Eco­nomics; UN Spe­cial
Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Migra­tion and Devel­op­ment; former Director Gen­eral,
GATT/WTO; former Member of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion; former Attorney Gen­eral of

Pavel Telicka, Partner, BXL-Consulting, Prague

Jean-Philippe Thierry, Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, AGF
(Assur­ances Générales de France), Paris

*Harri Tiido, Under­sec­re­tary for Polit­ical Affairs, Estonian
Min­istry of For­eign Affairs, Tallinn; former Ambas­sador of Estonia and Head of
the Estonian Mis­sion to NATO

Andreas Tre­ichl, Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Erste Bank der
Oester­re­ichis­chen Sparkassen, Vienna

Marco Tronchetti Provera, Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Pirelli &
C., Milan; Deputy Chairman, Con­find­us­tria, Rome; former Chairman, Telecom Italia

Els­beth Tron­stad, Exec­u­tive Director, Con­fed­er­a­tion of Nor­we­gian
Enter­prise (NHO); former Vice Pres­i­dent, ABB, Oslo

Loukas Tsoukalis,  Spe­cial
Adviser to the Pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion; Pro­fessor at the
Uni­ver­sity of Athens and the Col­lege of Europe; Pres­i­dent of the Hel­lenic
Foun­da­tion for Euro­pean and For­eign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens

Mario Vargas Llosa, Writer and Member of the Royal Spanish Academy,

*George Vas­siliou, Former Head of the Nego­ti­ating Team for the
Acces­sion of Cyprus to the Euro­pean Union; former Pres­i­dent of the Republic of
Cyprus; Former Member of Par­lia­ment and Leader of United Democ­rats, Nicosia

Jeroen van der Veer, Chief Exec­u­tive, Royal Dutch Shell, The Hague

Franco Ven­turini, Senior Edi­to­rial Com­men­tator on For­eign Affairs, Cor­riere della Sera, Rome

Janne Virkkunen, Senior Editor-in-Chief, Helsingin Sanomat,

*Marko Voljc, Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, K & H Bank Zrt,
Budapest; former Gen­eral Man­ager of Cen­tral Europe Direc­torate, KBC Bank
Insur­ance Holding, Brus­sels; former Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Nova Ljubl­janska
Banka, Ljubljana

Alexandr Vondra, Deputy Prime Min­ister for Euro­pean Affairs; former
Min­ister of For­eign Affairs, Prague

Joris Voorhoeve, Member of the Council of State; former Member of the
Dutch Par­lia­ment; former Min­ister of Defence, The Hague

*Panagis Vour­loumis, Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Hel­lenic
Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Orga­ni­za­tion (O.T.E.), Athens

Marcus Wal­len­berg, Chairman of the Board, Skan­di­naviska Enskilda Banken
(SEB), Stockholm

Serge Wein­berg, Chairman of the Super­vi­sory Board, Accor; Chairman
and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Wein­berg Cap­ital Part­ners; former Chairman of the
Man­age­ment Board, Pinault-Printemps-Redoute; former Pres­i­dent, Insti­tute of
Inter­na­tional and Strategic Studies (IRIS), Paris

*Hein­rich Weiss, Chairman, SMS,
Düs­sel­dorf; former Chairman, Fed­er­a­tion of German Indus­tries, Berlin

Nout Wellink, Pres­i­dent, Dutch Cen­tral Bank, Amsterdam

Hans Wijers, Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Akzo Nobel,

Emilio Ybarra, former Chairman, Banco Bilbao-Vizcaya, Madrid

Former Mem­bers in Public Service

John Bruton, Euro­pean
Union Ambas­sador & Head, Del­e­ga­tion of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion to the
United States

, Min­ister of
Jus­tice, Denmark

Toomas Hen­drik Ilves, Pres­i­dent of the Republic of Estonia, Tallinn

Pedro Solbes, Deputy Prime Min­ister and Min­ister of the Economy
and Finances, Spain; former Member of the Euro­pean Commission

Karsten D. Voigt, Coor­di­nator of German-American Coop­er­a­tion, Fed­eral
For­eign Min­istry, Berlin


Asian Group


Note: Those without city
names are Japanese Mem­bers.

Korean names
are shown with sur­name first

Narongchai Akrasanee, Director
and Chairman of Board of Exec­u­tive Direc­tors, Export Import Bank of Thai­land;
former Min­ister of Com­merce of Thai­land; Bangkok

Ali Alatas,
Advisor and Spe­cial Envoy of the Pres­i­dent of the Republic of Indonesia; former
Indone­sian Min­ister for For­eign Affairs; Jakarta

Philip Burdon,
Former Chairman, Asia 2000 Foun­da­tion; New Zealand Chairman, APEC; former New
Zealand Min­ister of Trade Nego­ti­a­tions; Wellington

Fujio Cho, Chairman,
Toyota Motor Cor­po­ra­tion

Cho Suck-Rai,
Chairman, Hyosung Group, Seoul

Chung Mong-Joon,
Member, Korean National Assembly; Vice Pres­i­dent, Fed­er­a­tion Inter­na­tionale de
Foot­ball Asso­ci­a­tion (FIFA); Seoul

Barry Desker,
Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of
Inter­na­tional Studies; Vice Chairman, Sin­ga­pore Busi­ness
Fed­er­a­tion; Hon­orary Advisor to the Min­ister for Trade and Industry, Singapore

Takashi Ejiri,
Lawyer, Nishimura Asahi
Law Office

Jesus P. Estanislao,
Chairman, Insti­tute of Cor­po­rate Direc­tors; Pres­i­dent and Chief Exec­u­tive
Officer, Insti­tute of Sol­i­darity in Asia, Manila; former Philip­pine Sec­re­tary of Finance

Hugh Fletcher,
Chan­cellor, The Uni­ver­sity of Auck­land; former Chief Exec­u­tive Officer,
Fletcher Challenge

Hiroaki Fujii,
Advisor, The Japan Foun­da­tion; Chairman, Mori Arts Center; former Japanese
Ambas­sador to the United Kingdom

Shinji Fukukawa,
Chairman, TEPIA, The Machine Industry Memo­rial Foundation

Yoichi Fun­abashi,
Chief Diplo­matic Cor­re­spon­dent and Colum­nist, The Asahi Shimbun

Car­rillo Gantner,
The Myer Foun­da­tion; Melbourne

Ross Gar­naut,
Pro­fessor of Eco­nomics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies,
Aus­tralian National Uni­ver­sity, Canberra

*Toyoo Gyohten, Pres­i­dent, Insti­tute for
Inter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Affairs; Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
UFJ, Ltd.

*Han Sung-Joo, Chairman, The Asan Insti­tute for Policy Studies;
former Pres­i­dent, Korea Uni­ver­sity, Seoul; former Korean
Min­ister of For­eign Affairs; former Korean Ambas­sador to the United States;
Pacific Asia Deputy Chairman, Tri­lat­eral Commission

*Stuart Harris, Pro­fessor of Inter­na­tional
Rela­tions, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Aus­tralian National
Uni­ver­sity, Can­berra; former Aus­tralian Vice Min­ister of For­eign Affairs

Azman Hashim,
Chairman, AmBank Group, Kuala Lumpur

John R. Hewson,
Exec­u­tive Chairman, Elder­slie Finance Cor­po­ra­tion, Ltd.; Chairman, The John Hewson Group, Sydney; Former Leader of the
Fed­eral Oppo­si­tion, Aus­tralia; Spe­cial Adviser to the Under Sec­re­tary of

Ernest M. Higa,
Pres­i­dent and CEO, Higa Industries

Hong Seok Hyun, former
Chairman and CEO, Joong Ang Ilbo;
former Korean Ambas­sador to the United States; Seoul

Shin­taro Hori,
Chairman, Bain Cap­ital
Japan, Inc.

Murray Horn,
Man­aging Director, Insti­tu­tional Banking, ANZ (NZ) Ltd., Sydney; Chairman, ANZ
Invest­ment Bank; former Par­lia­ment Sec­re­tary, New Zealand Treasury

Hyun Hong-Choo,
Senior Partner, Kim & Chang, Seoul; former Korean Ambas­sador to the United
Nations and to the United States, Seoul

Hyun Jae-Hyun,
Chairman, Tong Yang Group, Seoul

ShinÂ’ichi Ichimura,
Pro­fessor Emer­itus, Kyoto Uni­ver­sity; former Director, Inter­na­tional Centre for
the Study of East Asian Devel­op­ment, Kitakyushu

Nobuyuki Idei, Chairman of the Advi­sory Board of Sony Cor­po­ra­tion; Board of Direc­tors, Baidu

Noriyuki Inoue,
Chairman and CEO, Daikin Indus­tries, Ltd.

Dato Seri Mohamed
Chairman and CEO,
Insti­tute of Strategic Inter­na­tional Studies (ISIS), Malaysia

Motoo Kaji,
Pro­fessor Emer­itus, Uni­ver­sity of Tokyo

Kasem Kasemsri,
Hon­orary Chairman, Thailand-U.S. Busi­ness Council, Bangkok; Chairman, Advi­sory
Board, Chart Thai Party; Chairman, Thai-Malaysian Asso­ci­a­tion; former Deputy
Prime Min­ister of Thailand

Koichi Kato,
Member, Japanese House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives; former Secretary-General, Lib­eral
Demo­c­ratic Party

K. Kesava­pany,
Director, Insti­tute of South­east Asian Studies, Singapore

Kim Kihwan,
Inter­na­tional Advisor, Goldman Sachs, Asia, Seoul; Chair, Seoul Finan­cial
Forum; former Korean Ambassador-at-Large for Eco­nomic Affairs

Kim Kyung-Won,
Pres­i­dent Emer­itus, Seoul Forum for Inter­na­tional Affairs, Seoul; former Korean
Ambas­sador to the United States and the United Nations; Senior Advisor, Kim
& Chang Law Office

Kaku­taro Kitashiro,
Senior Advisor,
IBM Japan, Ltd.; Chairman, KEIZAI DOYUKAI (Japan Asso­ci­a­tion of Cor­po­rate

Shoichiro Kobayashi,
Advisor, Kansai Elec­tric Power Com­pany, Ltd.

*Yotaro Kobayashi, Chief Cor­po­rate
Advisor, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.; Pacific Asia Chairman, Tri­lat­eral Commission

Akira Kojima,
Chairman, Japan Center for Eco­nomic Research ( JCER )

Koo John,
Chairman, LS Cable Ltd.; Chairman, LS Indus­trial Sys­tems Co.; Seoul

Kenji Kosaka,
Member, Japanese House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives; former Min­ister of Edu­ca­tion,
Cul­ture, Sports, Sci­ence and Technology

*Lee Hong-Koo, Chairman, Seoul Forum for
Inter­na­tional Affairs, Seoul; former Korean Prime Min­ister; former Korean
Ambas­sador to the United Kingdom and the United States

Lee In-ho,
Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor, Myongji Uni­ver­sity, Seoul; former Pres­i­dent, Korea
Foun­da­tion; former Korean Ambas­sador to Fin­land and Russia

Lee Jay Y.,
Vice Pres­i­dent, Cor­po­rate Strategy Office, Sam­sung Elec­tronics Co. Ltd., Seoul

Lee Kyung­sook Choi,
Pres­i­dent, Sook­myung Women’s Uni­ver­sity, Seoul

Lee Shin-wha,
Pro­fessor & Director of PEL
(Pol­i­tics, Eco­nomics and Law) Pro­gram, Depart­ment of
Polit­ical Sci­ence and Inter­na­tional Rela­tions, Korea Uni­ver­sity, Seoul

Adrianto Machribie,
Chairman, PT Freeport Indonesia, Jakarta

*Minoru Mak­i­hara, Senior Cor­po­rate
Advisor, Mit­subishi Corporation

Hiroshi Mik­i­tani,
Chairman, Pres­i­dent and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Rakuten, Inc.

Yoshi­hiko Miyauchi,
Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, ORIX Corporation

Isamu Miyazaki,
Hon­orary Advisor, Daiwa Insti­tute of Research, Ltd.; former Director-General of
the Japanese Eco­nomic Plan­ning Agency

Yuz­aburo Mogi,
Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Kikkoman Corporation

Mike Moore,
former Director-General, World Trade Orga­ni­za­tion, Geneva; Member, New Zealand
Privy Council, Auck­land; former Prime Min­ister of New Zealand

Hugh Morgan, Prin­cipal, First Charnock, Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia

Moriyuki Motono,
former Pres­i­dent,
For­eign Affairs Society; former Japanese Ambas­sador to France

Jiro Murase,
Man­aging Partner, Bingham McCutchen Murase, New York

*Minoru Muro­fushi, Coun­selor, ITOCHU

Osamu Nagayama, Pres­i­dent
and CEO, Chugai Phar­ma­ceu­tical Co., Ltd.

Masao Naka­mura,
Pres­i­dent and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, NTT Docomo Inc.

Masashi Nishi­hara,
Pres­i­dent, Research Insti­tute for Peace and Security

Roberto F. de Ocampo,Chairman,
Board of Advi­sors, RFO Center for Public Finance & Regional Eco­nomic
Coop­er­a­tion, Manila; former Philip­pine Sec­re­tary of Finance

Sadako Ogata,
Pres­i­dent, Japan Inter­na­tional Coop­er­a­tion Agency (JICA); former United Nations
High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees

*Shi­juro Ogata, former Deputy Gov­ernor,
Japan Devel­op­ment Bank; former Deputy Gov­ernor for Inter­na­tional Rela­tions,
Bank of Japan; Pacific Asia Deputy Chairman, Tri­lat­eral  Commission

Soz­aburo Oka­matsu,
Pres­i­dent, Indus­trial Prop­erty Coop­er­a­tion Center; former Chairman, Research
Insti­tute of Economy, Trade & Industry (RIETI)

*Yoshio Okawara, Pres­i­dent, Insti­tute
for Inter­na­tional Policy Studies; former Japanese Ambas­sador to the United

Yoichi Okita,
Pro­fessor, National Grad­uate Insti­tute for Policy Studies

Ariyoshi Oku­mura,
Chairman, Lotus Cor­po­rate Advi­sory, Inc.

Anand Pan­yara­chun,
Chairman, Thai Indus­trial Fed­er­a­tion; Chairman, Saha-Union Public Com­pany,
Ltd.; former Prime Min­ister of Thai­land; Bangkok

Ryu Jin Roy,
Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Poongsan Corp., Seoul

Eisuke Sakak­ibara,
Pro­fessor, Waseda Uni­ver­sity; former Japanese Vice Min­ister of Finance for
Inter­na­tional Affairs

SaKong Il,
Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Insti­tute for Global Eco­nomics, Seoul;
former Korean Min­ister of Finance

Yoshiyasu Sato, Advisor,
Tokyo Elec­tric Power Co. Ltd.; former Japanese Ambas­sador to China

Yukio Satoh,
Pres­i­dent, The Japan Insti­tute of Inter­na­tional Affairs; former Japanese
Ambas­sador to the United Nations

Sachio Sem­moto,
Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, EMOBILE, Ltd.

Masahide Shibu­sawa,
Pres­i­dent, Shibu­sawa EiÂ’ichi Memo­rial Foundation

Yasuhisa Shiozaki,
Former Chief
Cab­inet Sec­re­tary; former Senior Vice Min­ister for For­eign Affairs; Member,
Japanese House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives; former Par­lia­men­tary Vice Min­ister for

Arifin Siregar,
Chairman of the Gov­erning Board, Indone­sian Council on World Affairs (ICWA);
former Inter­na­tional Advisor, Goldman Sachs (Pacific Asia) LLC; former
Ambas­sador of Indonesia to the United States; Jakarta

Jacob Soe­toyo, Director
and Share­holder of P.T.Gesit Maju Cor­po­ra­tion; Jakarta

Shigemitsu Sug­isaki, Vice
Chairman, Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd.; former Deputy Man­aging Director of the
Inter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund (IMF)

Tsuyoshi Takagi,
Pres­i­dent, JTUC-Rengo (Japanese Trade Union Confederation)

Keizo Takemi,Former Member,
Japanese House of Coun­cil­lors; former State Sec­re­tary for For­eign Affairs; former Vice Min­ister for Health, Labour and Wel­fare,
Tokyo; Research Fellow, Har­vard School of Public

Aki­hiko Tanaka,
Pro­fessor, Uni­ver­sity of Tokyo

Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior
Fellow, Japan Center for Inter­na­tional Exchange; former Deputy Min­ister for
For­eign Affairs

Naoki Tanaka,
Pres­i­dent, Center for Inter­na­tional Public Policy Studies

Teh Kok Peng,
Pres­i­dent, GIC Spe­cial Invest­ments Pri­vate Ltd., Singapore

Kiyoshi Tsugawa,
Exec­u­tive Adviser & Member of Japan Advi­sory Board, Lehman Brothers Japan,
Inc.; Member of the Board, Aozora Bank

Junichi Ujiie,
Chairman, Nomura Hold­ings, Inc.

Sarasin Viraphol,
Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent, Charoen Pokp­hand Co., Ltd., Bangkok; former Deputy
Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary of For­eign Affairs of Thailand

Cesar E. A. Virata,
Cor­po­rate Vice Chairman and Acting Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Rizal Com­mer­cial
Banking Cor­po­ra­tion (RCBC), Manila; former Prime Min­ister of Philippines

*Jusuf Wanandi, Vice Chairman, Board of
Trustees, Centre for Strategic and Inter­na­tional Studies, Jakarta

Etsuya Washio,
Pres­i­dent, The Foun­da­tion for Workers Wel­fare and Coop­er­a­tive Insur­ance; former
Pres­i­dent, Japanese Trade Union Con­fed­er­a­tion (RENGO)

Koji Watanabe,
Senior Fellow, Japan Center for Inter­na­tional Exchange; former Japanese
Ambas­sador to Russia

Osamu Watanabe, Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent, Japan Petro­leum
Explo­ration Co., Ltd.

Taizo Yakushiji,
Exec­u­tive Member, Council for Sci­ence and Tech­nology Policy of the Cab­inet
Office of Japan

Tadashi Yamamoto,
Pres­i­dent, Japan Center for Inter­na­tional Exchange; Pacific Asia Director,
Tri­lat­eral Commission

Noriyuki Yone­mura,
Chairman, Japan Small and Medium Enter­prise Man­age­ment Con­sul­tants Association

Former Mem­bers
in Public Service

Hisashi Owada,
Judge, Inter­na­tional Court of Justice



Par­tic­i­pants from Other

“Triennium Par­tic­i­pants”

, Adviser to H.M.
King Mohammed VI, Rabat, Morocco

Morris Chang,
Chairman, Taiwan Semi­con­ductor Man­u­fac­turing
Co., Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan

Omar Davies, Member of the Jamaican Par­lia­ment and Oppo­si­tion Spokesman
on Finance, Kingston, Jamaica; former Min­ister of Finance and Planning

Hüsnü Dogan,
Gen­eral Coor­di­nator, Nurol Holding; former Chairman
of the Board of Trustees, Devel­op­ment Foun­da­tion of Turkey; former Min­ister of
Defence, Ankara, Turkey

Ale­jandro Foxley,
Chilean Min­ister of For­eign Affairs, Val­paraiso, Chile

Jacob A. Frenkel,
Vice Chairman, Amer­ican Inter­na­tional Group, Inc. (AIG) and Chairman, AIG’s
Global Eco­nomic Strate­gies Group, New York, NY; Chairman, Group of Thirty;
former Chairman, Mer­rill Lynch Inter­na­tional London; former Gov­ernor, Bank of

K. Fung
, Chairman, Li
& Fung; Chairman, Pru­den­tial Asia Ltd., Hong Kong

Frene Gin­wala,
former Speaker of the National Assembly,
Par­lia­ment of the Republic of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa

H.R.H. Prince El Hassan
bin Talal
, Pres­i­dent, The Club of Rome; Mod­er­ator of the
World Con­fer­ence on Reli­gion and Peace; Chairman, Arab Thought Forum, Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Ricardo Haus­mann, Pro­fessor of the Prac­tice of Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment, Center
for Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment, John F. Kennedy School of Gov­ern­ment, Har­vard
Uni­ver­sity, Cam­bridge, MA;  former
Chief Econ­o­mist, Inter-American Devel­op­ment Bank; former Venezuelan Min­ister of
Plan­ning and Member of the Board of the Cen­tral Bank of Venezuela

Sergei Karaganov,
Dean, School of World Eco­nomics and Inter­na­tional Affairs, State
Uni­ver­sityÂ – Higher School of Eco­nomics; Chairman,
Pre­sidium of the Council on For­eign and Defense Policy; Chairman, Edi­to­rial
Board, “Russia in Global Affairs,” Moscow

Jef­frey L.S. Koo,
Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Chi­na­trust
Invest­ment, Bank, Taipei, Taiwan

Richard Li,
Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Pacific
Cen­tury Group Hold­ings Ltd., Hong Kong

Ricardo Lopez Murphy, Vis­iting Research Fellow, Latin Amer­ican Eco­nomic Research
Foun­da­tion, Buenos Aires, Argentina; former Argen­tinian Finance Min­ister and
Defence Minister

Andrónico Luksic Craig, Vice Chairman, Banco de Chile, San­tiago, Chile

Qin Yaqing, Vice Pres­i­dent, China
For­eign Affairs Uni­ver­sity, Bei­jing, China; Vice Pres­i­dent, China National
Asso­ci­a­tion for Inter­na­tional Studies

Itamar Rabi­novich, Ettinger Chair of Con­tem­po­rary Middle Eastern His­tory, Tel
Aviv Uni­ver­sity, Tel Aviv, Israel; Charles and Andrea Bronfman Dis­tin­guished
Fellow at the Saban Center, The Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion; Dis­tin­guished Global
Pro­fessor at New York Uni­ver­sity; Vis­iting Pro­fessor, Kennedy School of
Gov­ern­ment, Har­vard Uni­ver­sity; former Ambas­sador to the United States

Rüsdü Saracoglu,
Pres­i­dent of the Finance
Group, Koç Holding; Chairman, Makro Con­sulting, Istanbul, Turkey; former State
Min­ister and Member of the Turkish Par­lia­ment; former Gov­ernor of the Cen­tral
Bank of Turkey

Egydio Setubal
, Pres­i­dent and
Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, Banco Itaú S.A. and Banco Itaú Holding Finan­ceira
S.A., Sao Paulo, Brazil

Stan Shih,
Chairman and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer, The Acer
Group, Taipei, Taiwan

Wang Jisi, Dean, School of Inter­na­tional Studies, Peking
Uni­ver­sity, Bei­jing, China

Gordon Wu,
Chairman and Man­aging Director, Hopewell
Hold­ings Ltd., Hong Kong

, Pres­i­dent, China For­eign Affairs
Uni­ver­sity; Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent, China National Asso­ci­a­tion for
Inter­na­tional Studies, Bei­jing, China

Grigory A. Yavlinsky,
Chairman and Co-Founder of the Russian Demo­c­ratic Party “Yabloko” and former Member of the State Duma; Chairman of the Center for
Eco­nomic and Polit­ical Research, Moscow, Russian Federation

Yu Xintian, Pres­i­dent, Shanghai Insti­tute for Inter­na­tional
Studies, Shanghai, China

Yuan Ming, Vice
Dean, School of Inter­na­tional Studies, Peking Uni­ver­sity, Bei­jing, China

Zhang Yun­ling, Director,
Divi­sion of Inter­na­tional Studies, Chi­nese Academy of Social Sci­ences (CASS), Bei­jing, China


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What is Globalization?

It is the col­lective effect of pur­poseful and amoral manip­u­la­tion that seeks to cen­tralize eco­nomic, polit­ical, tech­no­log­ical and soci­etal forces in order to accrue max­imum profit and polit­ical power to global banks, global cor­po­ra­tions and the elit­ists who run them. It is rapidly moving toward an full and final imple­men­ta­tion of Technocracy.

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What is the Tri­lat­eral Commission?

Founded in 1973 by David Rock­e­feller and Zbig­niew Brzezinski, the Com­mis­sion set out to create a “New Inter­na­tional Eco­nomic Order”, namely, Tech­noc­racy. The orig­inal mem­ber­ship con­sisted of elit­ists (bankers, politi­cians, aca­d­e­mics, indus­tri­al­ists) from Japan, North America and Europe. Col­lec­tively, they have dom­i­nated and con­trolled trade and eco­nomic policy in their respec­tive coun­tries since at least 1974.

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What is Technocracy?

Tech­noc­racy is a move­ment started in the 1930’s by engi­neers, sci­en­tists and tech­ni­cians that pro­posed the replace­ment of cap­i­talism with an energy-based economy. Orig­i­nally envi­sioned for North America only, it is now being applied on a global basis. Authors Aldous Huxley and George Orwell believed that Tech­noc­racy would result in a Sci­en­tific Dic­ta­tor­ship, as reflected in their books, “Brave New World” and “1984″.

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What is Smart Grid?

Smart Grid is the national and global imple­men­ta­tion of dig­ital and Wi-fi enabled power meters that enable com­mu­ni­ca­tion between the appli­ances in your home or busi­ness, with the power provider. This pro­vides con­trol over your appli­ances and your usage of elec­tricity, gas and water.

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Who is M. King Hubbert?

Hub­bert was a geo-physicist who co-founded Tech­noc­racy, Inc. in 1932 and authored its Tech­noc­racy Study Course. In 1954, he became the cre­ator of the “Peak Oil Theory”, or “Hubbert’s Peak” which the­o­rized that the world was rapidly run­ning out of carbon-based fuels. Hub­bert is widely con­sid­ered as a “founding father” of the global warming and green movements.

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Who is R. Buck­min­ster Fuller?

A pio­neer in global eco­log­ical theory, Fuller (1895 – 1984) was the first to sug­gest the devel­op­ment of a Global Energy Grid that is today known as the Global Smart Grid. Fuller is widely con­sid­ered to be a “founding father” of the global green move­ment, including global warming, Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment, Agenda 21, etc.

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Is the Venus Project like Technocracy?

The Venus Project, founded by Jacque Fresco, is a utopian, modern-day iter­a­tion of Tech­noc­racy. Like Tech­noc­racy, it scraps cap­i­talism and pro­poses that “a resource-based economy all of the world’s resources are held as the common her­itage of all of Earth’s people, thus even­tu­ally out­growing the need for the arti­fi­cial bound­aries that sep­a­rate people.” The appli­ca­tion of tech­nology is the answer to all of the world’s prob­lems, including war, famine and poverty.

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