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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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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Dan Ciuriak

CIGI Senior Fellow

Dan Ciuriak joined CIGI in April 2016, focusing on the innovation and trade research theme. At CIGI, Dan is exploring the interface between Canada’s domestic innovation and international trade and investment, including the development of better metrics to assess the impact of Canada’s trade agreements on innovation outcomes. Based in Ottawa, Dan is the director and principal of Ciuriak Consulting, Inc.

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Jorge Contreras

CIGI Senior Fellow

Jorge Contreras is a CIGI senior fellow. He is a leading scholar on intellectual property (IP) law, scientific research policy and technology standards development. His research at CIGI focuses on private ordering solutions to IP issues concerning environmental and other green technologies.

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Charles-Emmanuel Côté

CIGI Senior Fellow

Charles-Emmanuel Côté is a CIGI senior fellow currently researching investor state arbitration. He is vice dean for Academic Affairs and Continuing Education and full professor at Laval University.

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Roger Cox

CIGI Senior Fellow

Roger Cox is a CIGI senior fellow, effective September 2015. An expert in climate change law, he is partner at the Dutch law firm Paulussen Advocaten and was the lead lawyer for the Urgenda Foundation, which won a controversial decision in June 2015 when The Hague District Court ordered the Dutch government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020.

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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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Leonard J. Edwards

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Leonard J. Edwards joined CIGI in May 2013 as a distinguished fellow. He has led several projects designed to find new paths for enhanced cooperation between Canada and the Asia Pacific region in security, economic and innovation domains, with a particular focus on Korea, Japan, Australia and Indonesia. He is Canadian co-chair of the annual Canada-Korea Forum. He has also participated in CIGI’s work on Group of Twenty (G20) and Group of Seven (G7) summitry and in regular meetings of the D10 track 1.5 group of democratic countries discussing foreign policy issues and the future of the international rules-based order. 

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Dieter Ernst

CIGI Senior Fellow

Dieter Ernst is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), focusing on unresolved challenges for the global governance of trade, intellectual property and innovation.

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Robert Fay

Director, Global Economy

Robert (Bob) Fay is director of global economy at CIGI and is responsible for research direction and related activities. He has extensive experience in macro- and micro-economic research and policy analysis. 

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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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