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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will be on the ground in Washington, DC for the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from October 15-19. 

Watch for the latest commentary and analysis from our CIGI experts and contributors. Featured experts include:

Bob Fay, director of global economy and former senior director at the Bank of Canada. Expertise: monetary policy and international economics.

Oonagh Fitzgerald, director of international law with extensive experience as a senior executive in the federal government. Expertise: international law, brexit, human rights

Miranda Xafa, senior fellow at CIGI. From 2004 to 2009, she served as a member of the executive board of the IMF in Washington, DC, where she had previously worked as a staff member. Expertise: the IMF, sovereign debt crises, eurozone economics and finance

Thomas A. Bernes, distinguished fellow at CIGI and a former executive director of the IMF for Canada and several Caribbean countries. Expertise: the IMF, international trade, financial institutions and the Group of Twenty. 

Bessma Momani, senior fellow at CIGI and professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the University of Waterloo. Co-author of What's Wrong with the IMF and How to Fix It. Expertise: the IMF, shifts in global economic power, and oil politics.

To schedule interviews with an expert, or for more information, contact:

Jacob Macpherson

Communications Co-ordinator

[email protected]

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Bessma Momani

CIGI Senior Fellow

Bessma Momani is a senior fellow, joining CIGI in 2004. She has a Ph.D. in political science with a focus on international political economy, and is professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the University of Waterloo. She is a 2015 fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Doha Center and a Fulbright Scholar. 

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Thomas A. Bernes

Distinguished Fellow

Thomas A. Bernes is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. After a distinguished career in the Canadian public service and at leading international economic institutions, Tom was CIGI’s executive director from 2009 to 2012. He has held high-level positions at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Government of Canada. He became a distinguished fellow in 2012.

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Paul Blustein

Senior Fellow

 Paul Blustein is a CIGI senior fellow. An award-winning journalist and author, he has written extensively about international economics, trade and financial crises.

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Susan Schadler

Senior Fellow

Susan Schadler is a CIGI Senior Fellow. She is a former deputy director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department. Her research interests include the sovereign debt crisis, global capital flows, global financial institutions and growth models for emerging market economies.

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James A. Haley

Senior Fellow

James A. Haley is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a Canada Institute global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC.