Experts will discuss the future of Canada’s role in the development and regulation of the international financial system, at a free panel event in Montreal, presented by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) at McGill University.

Members of the media are invited to attend the panel discussion, “Crisis and Reform: Canada and the International Financial System,” taking place from 5:30-7 p.m. on September 11, at McGill University in Montreal. They can register in advance by emailing Kevin Dias, CIGI communications specialist, at [email protected].

The public event is in celebration of the publication, Crisis and Reform: Canada and the International Financial System, volume 28 in the well-known and influential foreign policy book series “Canada Among Nations.” Published by CIGI in partnership with the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), with financial support from the International Development Research Centre, Crisis and Reform features chapters by 15 leading experts in academia and policy making, on issues related to Canada’s historic and current role in the international financial system.

At the panel discussion, co-editors Rohinton Medhora (CIGI) and Dane Rowlands (NPSIA), and contributors Juliet Johnson (McGill) and Randall Germain (Carleton University) will explain why they think Canada should continue to play an outsized role in the international financial system. The discussion will touch on topics covered in the book, including: Canada and the Bretton Woods system; Canada, the Financial Stability Board and the international institutional response to the current crisis; the Bank of Canada’s role, domestically and internationally, in the international response to the crisis; Europe’s monetary union in crisis; and global political economy since the global financial crisis.

Philip Oxhorn, founding director of ISID at McGill University, will host the panel event.

Event: Panel discussion and book launch — “Crisis and Reform: Canada and the International Financial System”

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014

Time: 5:30-7 p.m

Location: McGill University Campus, Thomson House, Ballroom, 2nd Floor, PGSS, 3650 McTavish, Montreal, Quebec


Rohinton Medhora joined CIGI as president in 2012 after having served on CIGI’s International Board of Governors since 2009. Previously, he was vice president of programs at the International Development Research Centre. He received his Ph.D. in economics in 1988 from the University of Toronto, where he also subsequently taught for a number of years. Rohinton’s fields of expertise are monetary and trade policy, international economic relations and aid effectiveness. He has published extensively on these issues, and in addition to his association with the Canada Among Nations series, coedited (with Bruce Currie-Alder, Ravi Kanbur and David Malone) a history of development thought and practice published by Oxford University Press in early 2014.

Dane Rowlands received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Toronto, and has since been teaching at NPSIA, where he currently serves as director. His primary research interests are in multilateral financial institutions, official development assistance, economic development, migration and conflict intervention.

Juliet Johnson is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. In addition to her responsibilities on faculty, Juliet is also the McGill Director on the European Union Centre of Excellence – Montreal, an elected member of the McGill University Board of Directors and editor-in-chief of the Review of International Political Economy. Juliet has an undergraduate degree in international relations from Stanford University, and both a M.A. and Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University.

Randall Germain is professor of political science at Carleton University. His research examines the political economy of global finance and theoretical developments in international political economy. Among his publications are The International Organization of Credit (Cambridge, 1997) and Global Politics and Financial Governance (Palgrave, 2010).


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

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