Peter I. Hajnal is Research Fellow, Munk Centre for International Studies, and retired Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto.

A member of the G7/G8 Research Group of the University since 1988, he attended twelve summits. Prof. Hajnal was consultant in evaluating the Dag Hammarskjöld Library of the UN; establishing the library of the Southeast European University at Tetovo, Macedonia (supported by the OSCE and the EU); assessor of the 2005 G8 Stakeholder Consultation for Chatham House; and advisor to the Forum internationale de Montréal on relations with the G8, and to the Civil G8 project in 2006 in Russia.

In addition to a number of articles, book chapters and conference contributions, he is author or editor of nine books, most recently Civil Society in the Information Age (Ashgate, 2002); Sustainability, Civil Society and International Governance: Local, North American and Global Perspectives (Ashgate, 2006; co-edited with John Kirton); and The G8 System and the G20: Evolution, Role and Documentation (Ashgate, forthcoming 2007).

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