G-20 Summit

Downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA — September 24–25, 2009

The City of Pittsburgh has been selected to host the next G-20 summit on September 24–25, 2009. The G-20 consists of the leaders of 19 countries plus the European Union, representing 85% of the world's economy. At the summit, leaders will take stock of progress made since the Washington and London summits and discuss further actions to assure a sound and sustainable recovery from the global economic and financial crisis.

RAND Experts for the G-20

The experts below represent those staff most capable of commenting on issues important to the G-20. They are but a fraction of RAND's research staff. For a full listing of RAND's experts available to the media, please visit the complete Experts Guide.

These experts are available for comment to policymakers, journalists, and public officials. RAND is a nonpartisan institution and as such does not take political positions on issues.

* Denotes Pittsburgh-based experts available for in-person interviews

G-20 Background

International Relations and Finance

Robert D. Blackwill

Arms control; international finance; nuclear warfare; Russia; the Middle East

Keith Crane

China; Iraq; the Middle East; Russia; Ukraine; energy; post-conflict societies; transition economies; international finance

James Dobbins

Afghanistan; Balkans; Europe, Iraq; the Middle East; NATO; trends and issues in international security; U.S.-foreign relations; international finance

Michael D. Greenberg *

Corporate ethics and governance; health care law and regulation; health privacy, bioinformatics, and health information networking; legal and regulatory structures for responding to terrorist attacks; mass litigation; medical malpractice

Eric Heginbotham *

Asia; China; Japan; civil-military relations; international politics

Robert E. Hunter

NATO; the European Union; the Middle East; Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan; Russia; military strategy; international development

Krishna B. Kumar

Economic growth and development; international economics; education; technological change; macroeconomics

Charles Ries

Diplomacy; Europe; Iraq; NATO; U.S.-foreign relations; international finance

Howard J. Shatz

International trade and investment; multinational enterprise; international economic development; economics and national security; subnational international economic relations and programs

Andrew Weiss

International affairs; international finance; energy; Russia and Eurasia

Charles Wolf, Jr.

International economic policy; relationships between economic issues and foreign and defense policy (particularly in Asia and Europe); international risk assessment

G-20 and Pittsburgh

Economic Development, Security

Lynn E. Davis

Domestic preparedness; homeland security; military strategy; trends and issues in international security

Susan S. Everingham *

Mathematical modeling of complex systems for policy analysis; cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses; public and private organization management; international social and economic issues

K. Jack Riley *

National security; international affairs; homeland security; counterterrorism; law enforcement

Environment and Energy

James T. Bartis

Energy; environment; emergency responder safety

Keith Crane

China; Iraq; the Middle East; Russia; Ukraine; energy; post-conflict societies; transition economies; international finance

Debra Knopman

Water resources development and policy; energy and environment; nuclear waste; public administration

Robert J. Lempert

Climate change; environment; long-term policy analysis; risk and uncertainty management; strategy under uncertainty

Martin Wachs

Professional ethics; transportation and aging; transportation finance; transportation and land use; transportation and the environment; urban transportation planning

U.S. and International Labor Markets

Claude Berrebi

Terrorism and conflicts; labor and household behavior; workforce and labor markets; international social and economic issues; Israel and Middle East studies

Titus Galama

Health and retirement behavior; labor markets; technology-based economic development; science and technology; education; science and engineering workforce

James Hosek

Military recruiting, retention, and compensation

Health Care Reform and the Economy

Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin

Health economics; health care financing and insurance; medicare; consumer-driven health plans

Elizabeth A. McGlynn

Quality of health care; health care reform

Related Multimedia

The Pittsburgh G-20: What Should We Expect? — Sep. 16, 2009

men in suits hold globe

A panel of speakers, including Andrew Weiss, director of RAND's Center for Russia and Eurasia, discussed "The G-20: What Is It & Why Does It Matter?" and "The Issues: Energy, Environment, & Economic Recovery" at the Heinz History Center on September 16, 2009.

RAND, the G-20, and Pittsburgh — Sep. 21, 2009

RAND Pittsburgh Director Susan Everingham and World Affairs Council President Dr. Schuyler Foerster in screenshot from video

RAND Pittsburgh Director Susan Everingham and World Affairs Council President Dr. Schuyler Foerster discuss the G-20 summit and its significance to Pittsburgh, PA.

Why Pittsburgh, PA — Sep. 22, 2009

Susan Everingham

Susan S. Everingham, director of the RAND Pittsburgh office, explains why the RAND Corporation selected Pittsburgh, PA as the location for their third principal U.S. office.

Pittsburgh Prepares to Host G-20 Summit — Sep. 22, 2009

Pittsburgh Welcomes the World Banner hung downtown for the G20

Susan S. Everingham, director of the RAND Pittsburgh office, details how Pittsburgh was chosen to host a major international conference and the preparations underway.

RAND Pittsburgh Office

RAND's Pittsburgh building

RAND opened its third U.S. office in Pittsburgh in early 2000. The office, now home to nearly 200 RAND staff, is located in the heart of the Pennsylvania-Ohio-West Virginia tristate region and serves as a major portal to RAND and its resources.