Experts to discuss Canada’s role in the international financial system, at Crisis and Reform book launch in Toronto

Media Advisory

September 8, 2014

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 Toronto, presented by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Munk School of Global Affairs.

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 10, at the Munk School in Toronto. 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 contributor Domenico Lombardi (CIGI) 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.

Louis W. Pauly, professor of political science at the Munk School and Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Governance, will host the panel event.

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

Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Time: 5:30-7 p.m

Location: Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario


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.

Domenico Lombardi is director of CIGI’s Global Economy Program, overseeing its research direction and related activities. He also serves as chair of The Oxford Institute for Economic Policy and sits on the advisory boards of the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, DC, the G20 Research Group and the Group of Eight Research Group at the University of Toronto, and the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome. Domenico is a member of the Financial Times Forum of Economists and editor of the World Economics Journal. He has an undergraduate degree (summa cum laude) in banking and finance from Bocconi University, Milan, and a Ph.D. in economics from Nuffield College, Oxford.


Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7238, 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


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