On 11 June 2021, Alan Sitkin, Assistant Professor of International Business at Regent’s University London, and former politician, was interviewed about the G7 summit by Claude Bernatchez on the Radio Canada Quebec’s Première heure radio show.
During the interview, Alan gave his expert opinion on the global topics being discussed at the G7, in Cornwall. Alan shared that the G7 leaders were in talks about topics such as vaccine coordination, the Atlantic Charter and China, President Biden's global tax proposal and EU taxes on Big Tech. Alan also shared his views on Brexit and other global issues.
On these issues, Alan commented: ‘The vaccination distribution will get unanimous support, while underlying disagreements on the other issues being discussed at the summit won’t be resolved.’
Alan’s international business experience spans over 15-years, prior to joining Regent’s, he worked as a global capital market specialist in Paris, Zurich and London. Over the past 13 years, he has mobilised this experience of international business within an academic framework in his current role as Assistant Professor of International Business at Regent’s.
Alan’s career also includes politics. He was a Labour Councillor in Enfield from 2010 to 2018 and he also served as Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Business from 2014-2018, following a four-year stint as Chair of the Council’s Sustainability scrutiny panel in London.
The full interview can be listened to here in French. Alan’s interview was also syndicated across Radio Canada Ottawa on 12 June 2021, including a mention of Regent’s University London.
About the G7 summit
The annual G7 summit took place in Cornwall between Friday 11 to Sunday 13 June 2021. The Group of Seven (G7) is an inter-governmental political forum consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Throughout the year ministers and officials from the member countries hold meetings, form agreements and publish joint statements on global events. At the end of the summit, the UK - as this year’s host nation - will publish a document called a communique. This outlines what has been agreed by the leaders.
Visit the G7 website for further information.