Waterloo, Canada – The Global Economy Program team of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is onsite for the IMF Spring Meeting events in Washington from April 12-19, with experts available to media for interviews and commentary.

Throughout the week, CIGI will host a series of events and profile new publications on priority areas for the IMF Spring Meetings, including G20 agenda-setting, Greece and the euro crisis, and sovereign debt restructuring with a focus on Ukraine.

Online Resources: CIGI’s one-stop online resource on the “IMF and World Bank Group Meetings” provides easy access to information on the think tank’s events in Washington and frequent on-the-ground updates including commentary, videos, and experts’ blogs, as well as publications, such as CIGI’s New Thinking and the New G20 series and more. For more information, visit: https://www.cigionline.org/activity/imf-and-world-bank-group-meetings

 CIGI Experts Available for Interview

  • Thomas Bernes, Distinguished Fellows – IMF-related commentary
  • Paul Blustein, Senior Fellows – IMF-related commentary, euro crisis
  • James Boughton, Senior Fellow – IMF-related commentary
  • Kevin Carmichael, Senior Fellow – IMF-related commentary
  • Domenico Lombardi, Director, Global Economy Program IMF-related commentary
  • Richard Gitlin, Senior Fellow – IMF-related commentary, sovereign debt
  • Malcolm Knight, Distinguished Fellow – IMF-related commentary, Financial Stability Board, G20
  • Greg Makoff, Senior Fellow – Sovereign debt, collective action clauses, Ukraine
  • Susan Schadler, Senior Fellow – IMF-related commentary, Ukraine
  • Miranda Xafa, Senior Fellows – IMF-related commentary, euro crisis/Greece

For more information on CIGI’s experts, visit https://www.cigionline.org/experts


Media interested in arranging interview should contact:
Tammy Bender, Manager, Communications, CIGI
Tel: 519.573.2703, Email: [email protected]

Erin Baxter, Public Affairs Coordinator, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7265, 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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