The CIGI Global Policy Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only series of talks offering  authoritative analysis on policy-relevant issues affecting Canada and its place in the world. Launched in 2012 by The Centre for International Governance Innovation, and held at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, the CIGI Global Policy Forum offers audience members access to a wide range of distinguished speakers: policy experts and influencers shaping the world’s debates and discussions on global economic, security, development and environmental issues.

Event Speakers

C. Fred Bergsten

American economist, author, political adviser

C. Fred Bergsten was the most widely quoted think-tank economist in the world during 1997–2005. Dr. Bergsten, Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus, was the founding director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics from 1981 through 2012. He is also currently serving his second term as a member of the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.