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Media Advisory
Monday, November 8, 2010

Waterloo, Canada – November 8, 2010 – Experts from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are available for comment and analysis on the upcoming G20 Business Summit scheduled for November 10-11, and the G20 Financial Summit slated for November 11-12. Both meetings take place in Seoul, Korea.

The following CIGI personnel and experts will be stationed at the international media centre at the summit in Seoul, Korea: Fred Kuntz, CIGI Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs; Deanne Leifso, CIGI Research Officer; Gregory Chin, CIGI Senior Fellow; and Daniel Schwanen, CIGI Special Advisor – Programs.

In Canada, CIGI Communications Specialist Mary-Lou Schagena can help direct inquiries about CIGI and its research, as well as set up interviews with CIGI experts.

Also, CIGI has a comprehensive G20-focussed web page which is designed to provide visitors with the full range of CIGI’s G20 research. CIGI fellows, chairs and researchers have presented ideas and reflections related to the G20 Seoul summit through a series of short, policy-relevant articles, blogs, commentaries, video commentaries and related research Visit:www.cigionline.org/g20

CIGI Experts

Manmohan Agarwal – CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow
Topics: trade and foreign direct investment; finance; green growth; corporate social responsibility
Link to bio page: http://www.cigionline.org/person/manmohan-agarwal
Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali

Gregory Chin – CIGI Senior Fellow
and Faculty Associate of the York Centre for Asian Research at York University
Topics: global development; China’s and the East Asian countries’ response to the international financial crisis; the limits to the Chinese currency's role as an international currency; collective responses to the balance of payments challenges; remaking the Bretton Woods system and other global economic architecture; collective interests of the new G5/emerging powers grouping
Link to bio page: http://www.cigionline.org/person/gregory-chin
Language: English
Note: in Seoul, Korea during the summit

Stephen Clarkson – CIGI Senior Fellow
and Professor of Political Economy at the University of Toronto
Topics: trade and foreign direct investment (FDI); revitalizing world trade; nurturing SMEs; development of global governance regarding FDI
Link to bio page: http://www.cigionline.org/person/stephen-clarkson
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
Note: in Toronto, Canada during the summit

Andrew F. Cooper – CIGI Distinguished Fellow
and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo
Topics: G20 and the evolution of international economic governance; G20 in the context of North/global South relations; G20 and the civil society/business dimension; institutional architecture of the G20
Language: English
Link to bio page: http://www.cigionline.org/person/andrew-f-cooper
Language: English
Note: in Washington, DC, United States during the summit

John Curtis – CIGI Distinguished Fellow
Topics: insight into factors and to policies both in Canada and its G-20 partners to stimulate and sustain their economies in a balanced way to improve longer-term growth and human well-being; matters relating to trade (WTO, NAFTA, Canada-EU, APEC, the Transpacific Partnership); protectionist measures as a result of the financial crisis; performance of the global economy; international economic governance, including the WTO, and Canada-US relations
Link to bio page: http://www.cigionline.org/person/john-m-curtis
Language: English
Note: in Ottawa, Canada during the summit

Paul Heinbecker – CIGI Distinguished Fellow
and Director of the Laurier University Centre for Global Relations
Topics: G20 and G8 summitry; Canadian foreign policy (U.S., Germany, UN, Turkey, the Middle East); arms control and disarmament; climate change; American foreign policy
Link to bio page: http://www.cigionline.org/person/paul-heinbecker
Languages: English, French, German, Turkish
Note: in Ottawa, Canada during the summit

Eric Helleiner – CIGI Chair in International Political Economy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs
Topics: international financial standards; international financial regulation; the history of the Bretton Woods system
Link to bio page: http://www.cigionline.org/person/eric-helleiner
Language: English

Bessma Momani – CIGI Senior Fellow
and Associate Professor of Political Science and History at the University of Waterloo
Topics: stimulus programs in the Middle East and the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and others); Saudi positions taken at the G20; trade liberalization and growth measures in the Middle East; IMF, specifically, quota and governance reforms
Link to bio page: http://www.cigionline.org/person/bessma-momani
Languages: English, Arabic
Note: in Montreal, Canada during the summit

David Runnalls – CIGI Distinguished Fellow
Topics: green growth, improving energy productivity, reducing cost of renewable energy, creating green jobs
Link to bio page: http://www.cigionline.org/person/david-runnalls
Language: English
Note: in China during the summit

Daniel Schwanen – CIGI Special Advisor – Programs
Topics: G20 framework for economic coordination; links between the financial markets and the real economy; macro-economic imbalances (fiscal and current account); impact of the global financial crisis and responses to it in North America, the EU, Japan and Australia
Link to bio page: http://www.cigionline.org/person/daniel-schwanen
Languages: English, French
Note: in Seoul, Korea during the summit

Pierre Siklos – CIGI Senior Fellow
and Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University
Topics: international economic governance; macroeconomics with a focus on inflation; central banks; financial markets
Link to bio page: http://www.cigionline.org/person/senior-fellow
Languages: English, Hungarian
Note: in Hong Kong during the summit

John Whalley – CIGI Distinguished Fellow
and Professor of Economics with the Centre for the Study of International Economic Relations at the University of Western Ontario
Topics: environment and resources; health and social governance; international economic governance; international law; institutions and diplomacy; shifting global order; global economic pace; global currency issues; international trade; trade and foreign direct investment; finance; green growth
Link to bio page: http://www.cigionline.org/person/john-whalley
Language: English
Note: in China during the summit

For more information about CIGI, its experts and research, visit:
Website: www.cigionline.org
Complete list of experts: www.cigionline.org/experts
G20-focussed web page: www.cigionline.org/g20

MEDIA CONTACT:
Mary-Lou Schagena, Communications Specialist
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Telephone: 519-885-2444, ext. 238 | Email: [email protected]

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, nonpartisan think tank on international governance challenges. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, advances policy debate, and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. CIGI's interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world.

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About the Author

Mary-Lou Schagena, former Communications Specialist

Topics: G8/G20