CIGI appoints international relations expert Diana Tussie as Senior Fellow

News Release

October 15, 2014

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Diana Tussie as Senior Fellow, effective immediately.

Tussie previously served on CIGI’s International Board of Governors, an advisory group providing intellectual guidance to CIGI on the think tank’s ongoing and future research activities. She heads the Department of International Relations at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLASCO) in Argentina and is the founding director of the Latin American Trade Network.

“Since 2008, Diana has had an important role in advising on CIGI’s overall research direction. Now we are pleased to welcome her as a Senior Fellow, where she will continue to make important contributions to CIGI’s research, particularly in the area of the global economy,” said CIGI President Rohinton Medhora.

Tussie has served as junior secretary for trade negotiations and was a member of the board of the International Trade Commission in Argentina. In 2005, she served on the High Level External Panel for the Trade Assistance Evaluation of the World Bank. She recently joined colleagues from Canada and India in the external evaluation of the World Trade Organization’s technical assistance program. She also is a current member of the Committee for Development Policy of the United Nations, and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals.

For more information, please visit

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

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 (BlackBerry), 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


The opinions expressed in this article/multimedia are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of CIGI or its Board of Directors.