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Monday, November 5, 2012

From shrinking and sinking to rocky recovery, the evolution of the global economy is at an historic moment. How do Canadians perceive, and fit into, this important period of global economic change? Paul Jenkins will address an exclusive audience, with a keynote on “Global Economic Trends and Challenges: A Canadian Perspective.”

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) invites media to cover this address at the inaugural CIGI Global Policy Forum, held at 5:30 p.m. on November 7, 2012, at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, Canada.

The address by Paul Jenkins, CIGI distinguished fellow and former senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, will touch on important and pressing issues in the global economy, including legacies of the global financial crisis and the future of the euro and euro zone. Mr. Jenkins’ current research focuses on international policy coordination and financial stability, with a particular interest in the G20. He provides strategic advice to CIGI’s global economy program, including activities related to CIGI’s partnership with the Institute for New Economic Thinking and broader macroeconomic issues.

The CIGI Global Policy Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only series of talks offering authoritative analysis on policy-relevant issues affecting Canada and its place in the world. Media wishing to cover this invitation-only address are asked to register in advance with CIGI Communications Specialist Kevin Dias, at 519-885-2444, ext. 7238 or [email protected].

Invitation-Only Event:

CIGI Global Policy Forum: “Global Economic Trends and Challenges: A Canadian Perspective,” by CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Jenkins

Date:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Time:

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location:

Rideau Club

99 Bank St. 15th Floor

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

K1P 6B9

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7238, Email: [email protected]

ABOUT MR. PAUL JENKINS

CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Jenkins’ current research focuses on international policy coordination and financial stability, with a particular focus on the G20. In 2011, he co-authored the special report, Preventing Crises and Promoting Economic Growth, with Paola Subacchi, Chatham House’s director of international economics research. Paul received his M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in England and his B.A. in economics from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Jenkins served as senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada. He was the bank’s chief operating officer and a member of its board of directors. His duties included overseeing strategic planning, the conduct of monetary policy as a member of the bank’s governing council and participating in fulfilling the bank’s responsibilities for promoting financial stability. In addition to his position at CIGI, Mr. Jenkins is a member of the board of governors of the University of Western Ontario; senior distinguished fellow in the Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University; and a senior fellow, C. D. Howe Institute.

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion, and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit www.cigionline.org.

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About the Author

Kevin Dias is a communications specialist at CIGI, focused on the Global Security & Politics and International Law research programs.