CIGI’s research laid the groundwork for the Group of Twenty (G20) leaders’ summit, and work continues to lead efforts to address gaps in global governance and explore critical issues around Canada’s role in the global economy. CIGI plays a key role in the Think 20 process and monitors and contributes research and analysis on the reform of international financial architecture, including the International Monetary Fund. CIGI contributes insights on law, politics and economics at international fora, including the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties on climate change.

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Thomas A. Bernes

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Thomas A. Bernes is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. After a distinguished career in the Canadian public service and at leading international economic institutions, Tom was CIGI’s executive director from 2009 to 2012. He has held high-level positions at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Government of Canada. He became a distinguished fellow in 2012.

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Paul Blustein

CIGI Senior Fellow

 Paul Blustein is a CIGI senior fellow. An award-winning journalist and author, he has written extensively about international economics, trade and financial crises.

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Kevin Carmichael

CIGI Senior Fellow

Kevin Carmichael is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the national business columnist at the Financial Post.

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A. Neil Craik

CIGI Senior Fellow

Neil Craik is a CIGI senior fellow, effective June 2015. He is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo with appointments to the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, where he teaches and researches in the fields of international and Canadian environmental law.  

 

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Simon Dalby

Senior Fellow

Simon Dalby is a CIGI senior fellow and professor of geography and environmental studies at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) in Waterloo, where he teaches courses on governance, security and environment in the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

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Armand de Mestral

CIGI Senior Fellow

Armand de Mestral has been a CIGI senior fellow since 2014. An expert in international economic law, Armand is professor emeritus and Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration at McGill University.

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Oonagh Fitzgerald

Director, International Law

As director of international law at CIGI, Oonagh Fitzgerald established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, intellectual property law and innovation, and Indigenous law.

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Patricia Goff

CIGI Senior Fellow

Patricia Goff is a CIGI senior fellow. She is also an associate professor of political science at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She specializes in international political economy, with a particular interest in trade, intellectual property and the cultural capacity of international organizations. At CIGI, Patricia’s research focuses on global, plurilateral and regional trade arrangements.

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Alex He

CIGI Research Fellow, Global Economy

Xingqiang (Alex) He is a CIGI research fellow. His work focuses on China and global economic governance, the G20, domestic politics in China and their role in China's foreign economic policy making, and Canada-China economic relations.

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Paul Jenkins

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Paul Jenkins is a CIGI distinguished fellow. He provides strategic advice to CIGI, including activities related to CIGI’s partnership with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and broader macroeconomic issues. His own research focuses on international policy coordination and financial stability, with a particular interest in the G20. From 2003 to 2010, he served as senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada.

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