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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Céline Lévesque

Senior Fellow

Céline Lévesque is a CIGI senior fellow, effective April 2016. She is also dean and full professor at the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa, where her research focuses on international investment law. 

Meredith Lilly

Meredith Lilly

CIGI Senior Fellow

Meredith Lilly is a CIGI senior fellow, effective February 2017. At CIGI, Meredith’s research is focused on trade policy, Canada-US relations and international security issues.

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Gregory Makoff

Senior Fellow

CIGI Senior Fellow Gregory Makoff is researches issues in international financial policy, including the management of sovereign debt crises. He is an expert in sovereign debt and an experienced debt capital markets professional.

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Anton Malkin

Research Fellow, Global Economy

Anton Malkin is a CIGI research fellow. His research focuses on China’s role in the global economy, with a focus on finance and intellectual property.

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Julie Maupin

Senior Fellow

Julie Maupin is a CIGI senior fellow. She is also director of social impact and public regulatory affairs at the IOTA Foundation.

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Bessma Momani

CIGI Senior Fellow

Bessma Momani is a senior fellow, joining CIGI in 2004. She has a Ph.D. in political science with a focus on international political economy, and is professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the University of Waterloo. She is a 2015 fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Doha Center and a Fulbright Scholar. 

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Ucheora Onwuamaegbu

Senior Fellow

Ucheora Onwuamaegbu is a CIGI senior fellow who contributes to a project addressing developing countries’ challenges and international law — a central policy issue of contemporary international investment protection law — with a focus on African countries.

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David Runnalls

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

David Runnalls is a distinguished fellow and was formerly acting director of the Environment and Energy Program at CIGI. He also provided strategic advice and support for CIGI Chair Jim Balsillie’s role at the United Nations High-level Panel on Global Sustainability. He remains a distinguished fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development and a senior fellow at Sustainable Prosperity. David is chair of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development.

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Susan Schadler

Senior Fellow

Susan Schadler is a CIGI Senior Fellow. She is a former deputy director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department. Her research interests include the sovereign debt crisis, global capital flows, global financial institutions and growth models for emerging market economies.

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David Schneiderman

Senior Fellow

David Schneiderman is a CIGI senior fellow currently researching investor state arbitration. 

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