Come visit us at the Main Press Center

CIGI experts are available for comment and analysis on the G20 summit on site at the Main Press Center, COEX, in Seoul. We are stationed in Hall A and can help direct inquiries about CIGI and its research.



CIGI Experts On Site

Daniel Schwanen
CIGI Special Advisor
Topics: G20 framework for economic coordination; links between the financial markets and the real economy; macro-economic imbalances (fiscal and current account); impact of the global financial crisis and responses to it in North America, the EU, Japan and Australia
: English and French
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Gregory Chin
CIGI Senior Fellow and Faculty Associate of the York Centre for Asian Research at York University
China’s and the East Asian countries’ response to the international financial crisis; the limits to the Chinese currency’s role as an international currency; collective responses to the balance of payments challenges; remaking the Bretton Woods system and other global economic architecture
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Deanne Leifso

Research Officer
Topics: summitry, international organizations and diplomacy

CIGI Experts Offsite  

Manmohan Agarwal – CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow
Colin Bradford – CIGI Senior Fellow
Stephen Clarkson – CIGI Senior Fellow
Andrew F. Cooper – CIGI Distinguished Fellow
John Curtis – CIGI Distinguished Fellow
Paul Heinbecker – CIGI Distinguished Fellow
Eric Helleiner – CIGI Chair in International Political Economy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs
Bessma Momani – CIGI Senior Fellow
David Runnalls – CIGI Distinguished Fellow
Pierre Siklos – CIGI Senior Fellow
John Whalley – CIGI Distinguished Fellow


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