Since the first G20 leaders’ meeting in Washington in November 2008, the G20 has evolved from a crisis committee to the “premier forum” for international economic cooperation among its member economies. For several years beforehand, CIGI led the way in advocating elevation of the G20 finance ministers’ meetings to summits of government leaders. CIGI continues to give a prominent place to G20 analysis in its research, conferences and publications work. The G20 Agenda and Process: Analysis and Insight by CIGI Experts is a compilation of 21 commentaries on policy and governance issues under discussion in 2010 that are still relevant to the ongoing G20 agenda under the French presidency and the forum’s aspirations for the future.

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About the Authors

CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani has a Ph.D. in political science with a focus on international political economy and is full professor and interim assistant vice‑president of international relations at the University of Waterloo.

A former Canadian deputy foreign minister, NATO ambassador and G7/G8 Sherpa, Gordon Smith is a leading expert on the evolution of the G20 and global summitry.

Jorge Braga de Macedo is a CIGI distinguished fellow and a former minister of finance in Portugal. He is currently president of the Tropical Research Institute.

With a distinguished career in Canadian diplomacy — including posts as ambassador to Germany, permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) and adviser to various prime ministers, Paul Heinbecker is one of Canada’s most experienced commentators on foreign policy and international governance. Paul is also the director of the Centre for Global Relations at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Pierre Siklos is a CIGI senior fellow. His research interests include applied time series analysis and monetary policy, with a focus on inflation and financial markets.

Rohinton P. Medhora is president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Thomas A. Bernes is a CIGI distinguished fellow. After an illustrious career in the Canadian public service and at leading international economic institutions, Tom was CIGI’s executive director from 2009 to 2012.