Waterloo, Canada – June 13, 2012  – Looking for expert commentary ahead of and during next week’s G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico?

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have the following experts in Los Cabos from June 16 to 20 and available for media interviews:

  • Colin Bradford, CIGI Senior Fellow and former chief economist at USAID and head of research at the OECD’s Development Centre, author of Toward a G20 Global Green Growth Strategy (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2012)
  • James A. Haley, Director of CIGI’s Global Economy Research Program and former general director of the Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch of Canada’s Department of Finance, including co-chairing the G20 working group on rebalancing global demand, author of The State of the Global Economy: Economic Challenges at Los Cabos (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2012)

CIGI will also have a number of its other experts available for phone or broadcast interviews. This list of experts includes:

  • Manmohan Agarwal, CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow and former senior economist at the IMF and former World Bank strategist, author of Global Imbalances (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2012)
  • Thomas A. Bernes, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and former director of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office, author of IMF Reform (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2012)
  • Barry Carin, CIGI Senior Fellow and formerly Canada’s G7 and G8 Foreign Affairs Sous-Sherpa, author of Los Cabos and Climate Change: The Art of the Possible (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2012)
  • Gregory Chin, CIGI Senior Fellow and China Research Chair, author of Global Imbalances: Beyond the “MAP” and G20 Stovepiping  (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2011)
  • Paul Blustein, Senior Visiting Fellow, award-winning author and former global economy reporter for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal
  • Jennifer Clapp, CIGI Chair in Global Environmental Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, author of G20 and Food Security: Keep the Focus on Economic Policy Reform (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2012)
  • Andrew F. Cooper, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and professor of political science at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, author of Fighting Corruption: G20 Actions Support a Global Movement  (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2011)
  • Louise Fréchette, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and former Deputy Secretary-General
    of the United Nations
  • Paul Heinbecker, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations, author of The Future of the G20 and Its Place in Global Governance (CIGI G20 Paper, 2011)
  • Eric Helleiner, CIGI Chair of Political Economy and professor of political science at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, co-author of Financial Stability Board: The Arduous Road to Mission Accomplished (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2012)
  • Kathryn Hochstetler, CIGI Chair of Governance in the Americas and professor of political science at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, author of A Green Economy for the Whole G20 (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2012)
  • Bessma Momani, CIGI Senior Fellow and associate professor of political science at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, co-author of Financial Stability Board: The Arduous Road to Mission Accomplished (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2012)
  • Daniel Schwanen, CIGI Senior Fellow and associate vice president of trade and international policy at the C.D. Howe Institute, author of  Structural Reforms: Key to G20 Success (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2012)
  • Pierre Siklos, CIGI Senior Fellow and professor of macroeconomics at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, author of Responsibility to Protect: A Vision for the Financial System (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2012)
  • Gordon Smith, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and former Canadian G7/G8 Sherpa, author of The Evolving Role of the G20 (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2012).

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Main contact:
Declan Kelly, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: +1.519.885.2444, ext. 7356, Email: [email protected]

At Los Cabos: J. Fred Kuntz, Vice President of Public Affairs, CIGI
Tel: +001.519.497.5262, 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 (RIM), 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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