The Think 20 (T20) is a global network of think-tanks dedicated to solving some of the world's most pressing policy issues. This year's T20 Task Force on "The Digital Economy" will prepare a series of the recommendations to be delivered to the G20 Sherpas in March in preparation for the next G20 Summit being hosted by Germany. This forum provides for the opportunity to influence the decisions of the G20 Leaders at their summit in Hamburg July 7th and 8th, 2017.
Co-chairing this Task Force will be Fen Osler Hampson, the Director of CIGI's Global Security and Politics program, along with a number of leading experts in the areas of digital inclusion, emerging technologies, internet governance, and human rights. Leading discussions within the task force will also be Director of the International Law Research Program, Oonagh Fitzgerald.
Fen Osler Hampson was a CIGI distinguished fellow and director of the Global Security & Politics Program (2012-2019). Currently he serves as chancellor’s professor at Carleton University and continues to provide leading research and insight to policy makers in the areas of Canadian foreign policy and international and regional security. He also serves as executive director of the World Refugee Council and was co-director of the Global Commission on Internet Governance and director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.
Oonagh E. Fitzgerald was director of international law at CIGI from April 2014 to February 2020. In this role, she established and oversaw CIGI’s international law research agenda, which included policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP law and innovation, and Indigenous law.