In Conversation: Estonia

July 24, 2012

While globalization allows for the creation of new markets and the interchange of cultures, languages and customs, it also requires the development of a new set of standards and protocols in order to bring predictability and transparency to both business and politics. This, however, is not an easy task given the need for governments to represent and respond to their local constituents even in respect to global issues and concerns. How, then, can government and business work to craft local accords that take into account global priorities in areas such as trade, accountancy and finance? What are the obstacles? What are the advantages? Speakers: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Urmas Paet Estonia, David Andelman, World Policy Journal