Countdown to G7: World leaders face a packed agenda ahead of Hiroshima summit
The world’s most powerful leaders are set to gather at the G7 Summit in Hiroshima on May 19-21 to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the international community. Against the backdrop of global economic turbulence and escalating tensions with Russia over its aggression towards Ukraine, G7 leaders will coordinate responses to a range of critical issues including international trade and the global economy, artificial intelligence, energy and food security, international security and human rights, global health, and more. USC experts are available for comment.
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Jonathan Aronson is professor of communication at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He is an expert in international communication policy and governance, disruption and innovation, and international trade and trade negotiations.
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett is economic development and the American consumer economy. In addition to serving as the James Irvine Chair in urban and regional planning and professor of public policy at the USC Price School of Public Policy, she is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and has been a member of the WEF Global Future Councils and Industry Strategy Officers.
Shon Hiatt is a global energy and agribusiness expert with a focus on sustainable innovation. He serves as associate professor of business administration at the USC Marshall School of Business.
Brian Peck serves as executive director of the Center for Transnational Law and Business and adjunct assistant professor of law at the USC Gould School of Law. As an international trade and intellectual property attorney, Peck can discuss international government and policy affairs, global IP asset management and trade-related IP matters.
Nick Vyas is an expert in global supply chains and can discuss structural vulnerabilities in a wide range of systems, including global food supply chains. Vyas serves as associate professor of clinical data sciences and operations at the USC Marshall School of Business.
Robert English is an expert on the politics of Russia and the former Soviet Union and also ethnicity, identity and nationalism in Eastern Europe. He is associate professor of international relations at the School of International Relations at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Steven Lamy is a professor emeritus of political science and international relations and spatial sciences at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. His areas of expertise include international relations theory; foreign policy analysis; the foreign policies of the Western nation-states with an emphasis on Western European states, the U.S. and Canada; and human security.
Katarzyna Pisarska is a faculty fellow at the Center on Public Diplomacy at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She is based in Poland and has been assisting refugee families. She also is the founder and director of the European Academy of Diplomacy in Poland.
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Gregory F. Treverton is an expert on intelligence communities and national security. He is professor of the practice of international relations and spatial sciences at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He was chair of the U.S. National Intelligence Council from 2014 to 2017.
Artificial Intelligence & Technology
Wael Abd-Almageed is a research associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Information Science Institute at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He is an expert in deepfake and image manipulation detection, face recognition and biometrics.
Clifford Neuman is an expert in cybersecurity and computer science. Neuman is a scientist at the USC Information Sciences Institute and holds a research faculty appointment in the computer science department at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Global Health & Human Rights
Sofia Gruskin directs the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health. She is a professor of preventive medicine and chief of the disease prevention, policy and global health division at the Keck School of Medicine of USC; professor of law and preventive medicine at the USC Gould School of Law; and an affiliate faculty member with the Spatial Sciences Institute at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Hannah Garry is an expert on refugee issues, justice and accountability for war crimes, genocide and aggression, and international human rights law. She is a clinical professor of law and the founding director of the USC Gould School of Law’s International Human Rights Clinic.
Henna Pithia is a visiting clinical professor at the USC Gould School of Law and leads the school’s International Human Rights Clinic. She is an expert on immigration and asylum seekers.
Alison Renteln is a professor of political science at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences with joint appointments at the USC Gould School of Law, USC Price School of Public Policy and is a faculty fellow at the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching. She focuses on international law, human rights, comparative legal systems, constitutional law and legal and political theory.
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