The fallout from the 2008 global economic crisis continues to redefine international trade and financing arrangements. CIGI monitors issues of financial governance and securities regulation, tracks the response of central banks and examines improvements to frameworks to manage severe sovereign debt crises.

CIGI follows the rise of China on the global economic stage, the intersection of human rights and business and examines issues of relevancy and reform of investor-state arbitration. CIGI research considers how economic fora can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through greater inclusiveness, transparency and interagency collaboration.

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Susan Ariel Aaronson

Senior Fellow

Susan Ariel Aaronson is a CIGI senior fellow. She is an expert in international trade, digital trade, corruption and good governance, and human rights. 

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Angelo Federico Arcelli

Senior Fellow

Angelo Federico Arcelli is a CIGI senior fellow and a non-resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.

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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.

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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. 

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Thomas A. Bernes

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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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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Joël Blit

Senior Fellow

Joël Blit is a CIGI senior fellow researching the topic of innovation, including exploring intellectual property rights, closing Canada’s innovation gap, and the link between Canadian immigration and innovation.

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Paul Blustein

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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Enrique Boone Barrera

Fellow

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

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James M. Boughton

Senior Fellow

James M. Boughton is a CIGI senior fellow. James’s research focuses on the evolution of Canada’s role in international governance since the 1940s and the potential for further evolution in the near future.

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