Looking for expert commentary ahead of and during next week’s G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia?

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have the following experts in St. Petersburg from September 3 to 6 and available for media interviews:

  • Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI’s Global Economy research program and chair of The Oxford Institute for Economic Policy, author of Overview: A Preview of the St. Petersburg Summit (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2013)
  • Susan Schadler, CIGI Senior Fellow and former deputy director of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) European Department, author of What Has the European Debt Crisis Taught Us about Crisis Management? Considerations for the G20 (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2013)

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 Quota and Governance Reform: Political Impulse Needed for Progress on Reform Process (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2013)
  • Paul Blustein, CIGI Senior Fellow, award-winning author and former global economy reporter for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal
  • James Boughton, CIGI Senior Fellow and former IMF historian
  • Leonard Edwards, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and G20 Sherpa for Canada
  • 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)
  • Brett House, CIGI Senior Fellow and Chazen Visiting Scholar at Columbia Business School
  • 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)
  • Pierre Siklos, CIGI Senior Fellow and professor of macroeconomics at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, author of The Great Fragmentation: The Makings of Another Crisis or Opportunity for Progress? (CIGI G20 Commentary 2013)
  • Gordon Smith, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and former Canadian G7/G8 Sherpa, author of Political Dimensions of Russian G20 Presidency Deserve a Closer Look (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2013)

Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI                                                                                         
Tel: +1.519.885.2444, ext. 7238, Email: [email protected]

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

At St. Petersburg: 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 (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 www.cigionline.org.


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