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John Kirton

John Kirton

Co-director of the BRICS Research Group, co-director of the G20 Research Group, University of Toronto

Expert Events

15 January
BRICS AT TEN: CHALLENGES, ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROSPECTS Building 1, Floor 2, Conference Hall

Biography

John J. Kirton is director and founder of the G20 Research Group and the G7 Research Group, co-director of the BRICS Research Group, and co-director of the Global Health Diplomacy Program, all based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, where he is a professor of political science and Canadian foreign policy and former director of the International Relations Program.

He is a visiting professor at the School for International Relations and Public Affairs at the Shanghai International Studies University and a distinguished fellow of the Guangdong Institute for International Strategies at Guangdong University for Foreign Studies. He is the author of China’s G20 Governance (2016) and G20 Governance for a Globalized World (2013) and co-author of Global Governance on Climate Change: G7, G20 and UN Leadership (2015).

He is co-editor of Accountability for Effectiveness in Global Governance (2018), BRICS and Global Governance (2018) and The G8-G20 Relationship in Global Governance (2015), along with many other books. He is co-editor of the series of G7/G20 summit publications, with GT Media Group and the Global Governance Project; the most recent editions are G20 Japan: The 2019 Osaka Summit and G7 France: The 2019 Biarritz Summit, and also a special publication on universal health coverage Health: A Political Choice.