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CIGI strives to be a leader on international law research, with recognized impact on significant global issues. Using an integrated multidisciplinary research approach, CIGI provides leading academics, government and private sector legal experts, as well as students from Canada and abroad with the opportunity to contribute to advancements in international law. The goal is to connect knowledge, policy and practice to build the international law framework — the globalized rule of law — to support international governance of the future.

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Bassem Awad

Senior Fellow

Bassem Awad is a senior fellow and was previously the deputy director of International Intellectual Property Law and Innovation at CIGI.

James Bacchus

James Bacchus

Senior Fellow

James Bacchus is a CIGI senior fellow, as well as the Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs and director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity at the University of Central Florida. 

Margo A. Bagley

Margo A. Bagley 

Senior Fellow

Margo A. Bagley is a CIGI senior fellow, where she serves as a member of the traditional knowledge expert working group. 

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Karima Bawa

Senior Fellow

CIGI Senior Fellow Karima Bawa is currently leading a project on optimizing university-developed intellectual property in Canada. Prior to her role at CIGI, she was the chief legal officer and general counsel for Research In Motion (BlackBerry).

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Andrea Bjorklund

Senior Fellow

Andrea Bjorklund is a CIGI senior fellow, effective May 2015. She is full professor and holder of the L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law in the Faculty of Law at McGill University. At CIGI, Andrea is researching topics in investor-state arbitration.

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Enrique Boone Barrera

Fellow

Enrique Boone Barrera is a CIGI fellow who contributes to research projects on corporate governance and investment law reform.

John Borrows

John Borrows

Senior Fellow

John Borrows is a CIGI senior fellow. In this role, John will provide guidance and help shape the program’s international indigenous law research. He is also the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School and the Nexen Chair in Indigenous Leadership at the Banff Centre.

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Wil Burns

Senior Fellow

Wil Burns is a CIGI senior fellow focused on research on climate geoengineering governance. He holds a Ph.D. in international environmental law from the University of Wales-Cardiff School of Law.

Aldo Chircop

Aldo Chircop

Senior Fellow

Aldo Chircop is a CIGI senior fellow and professor of law and Canada Research Chair in Maritime Law and Policy at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. 

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