Bilderberg/1978

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The 1978 Bilderberg Report
Date21 April 1978 - 23 April 1978
LocationPrinceton,  New Jersey,  USA
ParticipantsLord Home of the Hirsel, Ernst H. van der Beugel, William P. Bundy, C. Frits Karsten, Giovanni Agnelli, K. B. Andersen, Nino Andreatta, Joachim Angermeyer, George W. Ball, Robert L. Bartley, Andre Batenburg, George B. Bell, Frederic Bennett, Jack Bennett, Christoph Bertram, Selahattin Beyazit, Tor Brekke, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Andreas von Bulow, Lord Carrington, Frank T. Cary, Gian Cittadini Cesi, Robert-Charles Close, Emilio G. Collado, Barber B. Conable, Vitor M. R. Constancio, George Contogeorgis, Ralph P. Davidson, Étienne Davignon, Edmund Dell, William Diebold, Roberto Ducci, William F. Duisenberg, Willem F. van Eekelen, Bernard Esambert, Thorbjorn Falldin, Murray H. Finlay, Kurt Furgler, Curt Gasteyger, Reay Geddes, Lord George-Brown, Meg Greenfield, Anthony G. S. Griffin, Patrick E. Haggerty, Alexander Haig, Victor Halberstadt, Geir Hallgrimsson, Rolf Hansen, John H. Harvey-Jones, Gabriel Hauge, H. John Heinz II, H. John Heinz III, Alfred Herrhausen, Jef Houthuys, Hans Igler, Joseph E. Johnson, Phillip A. Karber, Otto Kersten, Henry A. Kissinger, Andrew Knight, Léon Lambert, Jhr. Emile van Lennep, Winston Lord, Björn Lundvall, Joseph M. A. H. Luns, Thierry de Montbrial, John Newhouse, Niels Norlund, Adolf Nussbaumer, Sylvia Ostry, Piero Ottone, Peter G. Peterson, Robert Pitti-Ferrandi, David Rockefeller, Eric Roll, François de Rose, Don Juan Jose Rovira, Paolo Savona, Stefano Silvestri, Baron Snoy et d'Oppuers, Anthony M. Solomon, Theo Sommer, Helmut Sonnenfeldt, Svend O. Sorensen, George A. Stinson, Michel Tatu, Gaston Thorn, Otto Grieg Tidemand, Mika Tiivola, Heinrich Treichl, Victor Umbricht, Marcus Wallenberg, Richard von Weizsacker, Clifton R. Wharton, Marina v. N. Whitman, George Will, Lynn R. Williams, Hans-Jürgen Wischnewski, Otto Wolff von Amerongen, Andreas F. Zaimis, John Zysman
PerpetratorsBilderberg/Steering committee
Witnessed byBjörn Bjarnason, Georg Zimmer-Lehmann, Herbert Cordt, Charles Getchell, Thomas Heine-Geldern, Charles W. Muller, Grant F. Winthrop

The 1978 Bilderberg Meeting was the 26th such meeting and had participants from 18 European countries, the United States, Canada and "various international organizations".[1] It was held at the Henry Chauncey Conference Center, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. The 101 guests included 19 business executives, 23 politicians, 12 financiers, 12 editors/journalists and 12 academics.

Agenda

The 1978 Bilderberg Conference Report has been leaked and is now online. There were two topics on the agenda, followed by an open discussion.[1]

1. Western defense with its political implications

There were two working papers. The first working paper, from an American, was entitled Some Political Aspects Of Western Defense. The second working paper, from an 'international' participant, was entitled Defense, Security And The Western Alliance. It argued that "The Soviet military threat in Europe has grown but it remains one that the West can cope with if it has the will", that "There is no alternative to reliance on the U.S. nuclear strategic forces to deter Soviet nuclear capabilities in Europe" and that "The major test for the Alliance over the next decade is whether it can maintain its cohesion in the face of domestic political change in Alliance countries."

After the two papers were presented, a plenary discussion ensued.[1]

2. The changing structure of production and trade: consequences for the Western industrialized countries

There were two working papers. The first was an American paper on Adaptation To Structural Change. The second working paper, by an American, was entitled Developed Country Reactions To Calls For A New International Economic Order.

3. Open discussion about current problems in European-American relations

 

Participants

ParticipantDescription
Gianni AgnelliItalian industrialist, 37 Bilderbergs
Otto Wolff von AmerongenBilderberg Advisory Committee member, deep politician
K. B. Andersen
Nino Andreatta
Joachim Angermeyer
George BallUS deep politician who attended all 40 Bilderberg meetings up to his death, he helped make key decisions about post-WW2 Europe.
Robert BartleyManaged the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal for over 30 years. 15 Bilderberg visits
Andre Batenburg
George BellSingle Bilderberger
Frederic BennettParliamentary Private Secretary to Reginald Maudling, Privy Counsellor, Bilderberg Steering committee
Jack Bennett
Christoph BertramGerman journalist with a heavy Bilderberg habit
Ernst van der Beugel34 Bilderberg meetings, on both the Advisory Committee & Steering committees
Selahattin BeyazitTurkish Bilderberg Steering committee
Tor Brekke
George Brown
Zbigniew BrzezinskiUS Deep politician, Cercle, Bilderberg, ...
William BundyUS Skull & bones deep politician and cold warrior
Andreas von Bülow
Frank T. Cary
Gian Cittadini-Cesi
Robert CloseBelgian Anti-Communist spook who attended Le Cercle.
Emilio Collado
Barber Conable
Vitor Constancio
George Contogeorgis
Ralph Davidson
Étienne DavignonBelgian deep politician, EU commissioner, Bilderberg chairman, Egmont Institute president
Edmund Dell
William Diebold
Alec Douglas-HomeUK Prime Minister. Bilderberg chairman. Member of the Other Club
Roberto Ducci6 times Bilderberg visitor
Willem van Eekelen
Bernard Esambert
Thorbjorn FalldinSingle Bilderberger Prime Minister of Sweden
Kurt Furgler
Curt Gasteyger
Reay GeddesChairman of Dunlop, Bilderberger
Meg Greenfield
Anthony GriffinAnthony Griffin was an almost unknown member of the Bilderberg Advisory Committee for 32 years.
Patrick Haggerty
Alexander Haig
Victor HalberstadtA professor of economics, with a minimal Wikipedia page, who has attended all Bilderberg meetings since 1975.
Geir Hallgrímsson
Rolf Hansen
John Harvey-Jones
Gabriel HaugeFormer Bilderberg Steering committee
Alfred HerrhausenMulti Bilderberg Chairman of Deutsche Bank assassinated by a sophisticated bomb
Jozef Houthuys
H. John Heinz II34 Bilderberg meetings, Bilderberg Steering & Advisory Committees
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Witnesses

WitnessDescription
Björn BjarnasonIcelandic politician, heavy Bilderberg habit
Herbert Cordt
Charles Getchell
Thomas Heine-Geldern
Charles Muller
Grant Winthrop
Georg Zimmer-Lehmann


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