The Think20 (T20) is a network of research institutes and think tanks from the G20 countries that provides research-based policy advice to the G20, facilitates interaction among its members and the policy community, and communicates with the broader public about issues of global importance.
Mandated by the G20 German Presidency, The Think 20 Summit will take place in Berlin, Germany from May 29-30, 2017; attendees will focus on G20 topics including digital economy, climate policy and finance.
A number of CIGI fellows will be in attendance:
- Rohinton P. Medhora, CIGI President, will sit as a panelist on Germany's G20 Presidency: Implications for Global Governance.
- Domenico Lombardi, CIGI's Global Economy Program Director, will sit as a panelist on Dealing with the Threats to Financial Stability.
- Céline Bak, Senior Fellow and co-chair of the Task Force on Climate Policy and Finance, will partake in the plenary Towards a Comprehensive Approach on Climate Policy and Finance for which she co-authored a policy brief.
- Fen Hampson, CIGI's Global Security & Politics Program Director, will partake in the plenary Digitalization: Enabler of Inclusive Global Growth and Development.
- Julie Maupin, Senior Fellow and Sam Anissimov, Junior Counsel at CIGI will also be attending.
Rohinton P. Medhora is president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), joining in 2012. Previously, he was vice president of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre. He received his doctorate in economics in 1988 from the University of Toronto, where he subsequently taught. His fields of expertise are monetary and trade policy, international economic relations and development economics.
Céline Bak is a CIGI senior fellow with the Global Economy Program and she serves as the co-chair of the Think Tank 20 (T20) task force on climate policy and finance. This task force will feed into the G20 Secretariat under the German presidency on carbon pricing, sustainable infrastructure and sustainable finance.
Fen Hampson is a distinguished fellow and director of the Global Security & Politics program, overseeing the research direction of the program and related activities. Previously, he served as director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and will continue to serve as chancellor’s professor at Carleton University. He is the recipient of various awards and honours and is a frequent contributor to the national and international media.