REGISTRATION: Think7 (T7) Handover Webinar, From Japan to Italy

ADBI News Release | 26 October 2023

Tokyo, Japan – Registration is open for a webinar that will mark the handover of the Group of Seven’s (G7) official think tank engagement group, the Think7 (T7), from Japan to Italy.

The online handover will explore how T7 Japan, chaired by ADBI, has supported policy discussion under Japan’s 2022 G7 presidency by stimulating greater coordination and cooperation among the global research community to bridge policy gaps.

This webinar will also highlight the outlook for the T7 Italy process, which will be chaired by the Italian Institute for Political Studies International (ISPI) and Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) as part of Italy’s 2024 G7 presidency.

When: 16 November 2023, 17:00–18:00 in Tokyo / 09:00–10:00 in Milan and Rome


  • Tetsushi Sonobe, ADBI Dean and T7 Japan chair
  • Antonio Villafranca, Director of Studies and Co-Head, Europe and Global Governance Centre, Italian Institute for Political Studies International (ISPI); T7 Italy Co-Chair
  • Ettore Greco, Executive Vice President; Head of the Multilateralism and global governance programme; T7 Italy Co-Chair
  • Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Director, German Institute of Development and Sustainability; T7 Japan Task Force Co-Chair
  • Jenny Gordon, Centre for Social Research and Methods, Australia National University (ANU); T7 Japan Task Force Co-Chairs; Former Chief Economist, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
  • Deepali Khanna, Vice President, Asia Regional Office, The Rockefeller Foundation; T7 Japan Task Force Co-Chair
  • Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS); T20 India Core Group; T7 Japan Advisory Board
  • Shinobu Yamaguchi, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability; T7 Japan Task Force 2 Chair
  • Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies; T7 Japan Advisory Board member
  • Christian Kastrop, Managing Partner, Global Solutions Initiative
  • Japanese government official

Registration Note: Registration will remain open until the conclusion of the celebratory event.