CIGI Experts Available for Comment on G20 Summit in Cannes

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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have the G20 experts available for comment ahead of and during Cannes summit.

CIGI Special Report: Prescriptions for the G20

CIGI Special Report: Prescriptions for the G20

Looking for expert commentary ahead of and during next week’s G20 Summit in Cannes, France?

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have the following experts in Cannes from November 2-5 and available for media interviews:

  •     Gregory Chin, Director of CIGI’s Global Development program and Chair of CIGI’s China Working Group, author of Global Imbalances: Beyond the “MAP” and G20 Stovepiping (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2011)
  •     Daniel Schwanen, CIGI Senior Fellow and associate vice president of trade and international policy at the C.D. Howe Institute, author of Employment and Fiscal Sustainability: Time for a G20-Business Pact (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2011)
  •     Deanne Leifso, CIGI G20 Project Officer, author of Inclusion vs. Exclusion: Addressing the Problem of Legitimacy (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2011)

CIGI will also have a number of its other experts available for phone or video link-up interviews via the CIGI broadcast studio in Waterloo, Ontario. This list of experts includes:

  •     Manmohan Agarwal, CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow and former senior economist at the IMF and former World Bank strategist, author of Implementing Global Financial Safety Nets (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2011)
  •     Thomas A. Bernes, CIGI Executive Director and former director of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office, author of IMF Reform: An Agenda for the G20 Summit (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2011)
  •     Paul Blustein, Senior Visiting Fellow, award-winning author and former staff writer for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal
  •     Colin Bradford, CIGI Senior Fellow and former chief economist at USAID and head of research at the OECD’s Development Centre, author of G20 Summitry: The Need for Global Political Leadership (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2011)
  •     Jennifer Clapp, CIGI Chair in Global Environmental Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, author of Taking Action to Ensure Food Security: The Responsibilities of G20 Leaders (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2011)
  •     Andrew F. Cooper, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and professor of political science at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, author of Fighting Corruption: G20 Actions Support a Global Movement (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2011)
  •     Louise Fréchette, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and former Deputy Secretary-General

of the United Nations

  •     Paul Heinbecker, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations, author of The Future of the G20 and Its Place in Global Governance (CIGI G20 Paper, 2011)
  •     Paul Jenkins, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and former senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, author of Securing Economic Recovery and Growth: The Imperative of International Policy Cooperation (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2011)
  •     Bessma Momani, CIGI Senior Fellow and associate professor of political science at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, author of Political Realities Will Test G20’s Plans for Financial Stability (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2011)
  •     Gordon Smith, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and former Canadian G7/G8 Sherpa, author of Getting the Context Right: Essential to Assuring G20's Success (CIGI G20 Commentary, 2011)

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Declan Kelly, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: +1.519.885.2444, ext. 356, Email: dkelly(at)cigionline(dot)org
Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 238, Email: kdias(at)cigionline(dot)org

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit http://www.cigionline.org.

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