26 November 2012
G-20 Needs to Review Admission Standards
The Legatum Institute was pleased to host Jim Glassman, Founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute and former US Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs for a roundtable discussion on G-20 admission standards.
Jim Glassman presented his outline of a new set of admission standards for the G-20 group of major economies.
The event was moderated by Zachary Courser, Senior Programme Director and Fellow at the Legatum Institute.
About the speaker
Ambassador James K. Glassman is the Founding Executive Director of The George W. Bush Institute, dedicated to research and action in four areas: education reform, global health, human freedom and economic growth. Glassman served as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs from June 2008 to January 2009, leading the government-wide international strategic communications effort. Prior to his State Department post, he was chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), directing all non-military, taxpayer-funded U.S. international broadcasting, including Voice of America, Radio Free Europe and Alhurra TV.
Glassman has had a long career as a journalist and publisher. He served as president of the Atlantic Monthly magazine, publisher of the New Republic magazine, executive vice president of US News & World Report, and editor and co-owner of Roll Call, the Congressional newspaper. Glassman has also written two books on investing.