The 1985 Bilderberg Meeting was the 33rd such meeting and had participants from 19 European countries, the United States, Canada and "various intergovernmental organizations". It was held at Arrowwood of Westchester, Rye Brook, New York, USA. The 113 guests included 26 business executives, 28 politicians, 16 financiers, 6 editors/journalists and 9 academics.
- 1 Agenda
- 1.1 1. Divergent Social And Economic Trends In The Atlantic World
- 1.2 2. How Should The West Deal With The Soviet Bloc?
- 1.3 3. The Strategic Defense Initiative
- 1.4 4. How Should The West Deal With Developing Countries?
- 1.5 5. Current Events: The U.S. Budget And The European Perspective
- 1.6 6. Operating The Alliance
- 2 Participants
- 3 Witnesses
- 4 References
The 1985 Bilderberg Conference Report has been leaked and is now online. There were five topics on the agenda.
1. Divergent Social And Economic Trends In The Atlantic World
There were three working papers. The first working paper, by Ralf Dahrendorf, was entitled Social, Economic and Political Developments in Europe and America. The second working paper, by Richard Scammon, was entitled Some Aspects of the American Political System. The third, by Herbert Stein was entitled The American Economic 'Miracle'. The discussion was chaired by David Rockefeller.
2. How Should The West Deal With The Soviet Bloc?
3. The Strategic Defense Initiative
The topic was introduced by Richard Perle.
4. How Should The West Deal With Developing Countries?
There were two working papers. The first, by Lord Lever of Manchester, was entitled The United States and Europe: Coping with Change. The second, by Edwin H. Yeo III, was entitled U.S. Economic Performance and Prospects. The discussion was chaired by Daniel Janssen.
5. Current Events: The U.S. Budget And The European Perspective
6. Operating The Alliance