John Kirton is director of the G8 Research Group, and co-director of the G20 Research Group, the Global Health Diplomacy Program and the BRICS Research Group, all based at Trinity College at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

A professor of political science, he teaches Canadian foreign policy and global governance. He has advised the Canadian and Russian governments, the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization and the International Bankers’ Federation on G7/8 and G20 participation and summitry, international trade and sustainable development, and has written widely on G7/8 and G20 summitry.

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