Heine Analyzes Ukraine’s Influence on the G20 Summit

Amb. Jorge Heine.

On September 10, 2023, Amb. Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Interim Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, was interviewed on the radio program “Corresponsales en Linea”, Radio CUT, Buenos Aires to discuss the recent G20 summit held in New Delhi.

Amb. Heine highlighted the prominent role of the ongoing Ukraine conflict during the summit. He emphasized that this conflict cast a substantial shadow over the event and even led to the absence of influential leaders, Socle and Kukini Chi, potentially hindering crucial global actions.

Providing historical context, Amb. Heine noted the G20’s origins in 2008 as a crisis management committee, which effectively addressed the 2008-2009 global financial crisis. However, he pointed out the shift in the global landscape, transitioning from global governance to heightened geopolitical tensions and competition among major powers. This shift significantly impacted the G20’s agenda and its ability to address pressing global challenges.

Amb. Jorge Heine’s discussion underscored the Ukraine conflict’s pivotal role and the evolving global dynamics, offering essential insights into the G20 Summit’s discussions and outcomes, enhancing our understanding of global governance and international relations.

Listen to the full interview on RadioCut Argentina.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007), and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more about Ambassador Heine on his Pardee School faculty profile.