Brisbane, Australia — Policy experts from around the world with a broad range of global economy experience and G8 and G20 expertise are available for interview on the 2014 G20 Leaders’ Summit.

Experts Available On Location at the International Media Centre (IMC) in Brisbane

Contact CIGI Vice President of Public Affairs Fred Kuntz onsite at the IMC at [email protected] to arrange interviews with the following experts:

Thomas Bernes, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

In his 40 year career, Tom has held high-level positions at the IMF, World Bank, OECD, and the Government of Canada, including the departments ofForeign Affairs and International Trade, Industry, and Finance. He focuses on global governance and was CIGI’s executive director from 2009 to 2012.

Bessma Momani, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Focusing on the international political economy, Bessma is a Ph.D., political analyst, media commentator, and author of numerous books and over 70 scholarly journal articles and chapters examining a range of topics including the Middle East, the Arab Spring and the global economy.

Additional CIGI Experts Available

CIGI also offers a roster of experts with various areas of expertise and perspective, located offsite from the G20 events. Contact Tammy Bender, Communications Manager at [email protected] to arrange interviews with the following:

Domenico Lombardi, Director of the Global Economy Program – G20 Summit

Paul Jenkins, Distinguished Fellow – Canada-China post-G20

Barry Carin, Senior Fellow – Climate change policy and development

Kevin Carmichael, Senior Fellow – G20 Summit

Susan Schadler, Senior Fellow – Ukraine/IMF issues

David Kempthorne, Research Fellow – G20 commentary

Alex He, Visiting Scholar – China and the G20 Summitry

Fred Kuntz, Vice President of Public Affairs, CIGI [email protected]

Tammy Bender, Communications Manager, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7356, 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.