G7 and G20 Research Groups

G7 Information Centre
G20 Information Centre

University of Toronto

Shaping Global Summitry

on Monday, March 12, 2018
at the Campbell Conference Facility at the Munk School of Globall Affairs
1 Devonshire Place

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Aisha Ahmad

Aisha AhmadAisha Ahmad is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto, and the Director of the Islam and Global Affairs Initiative and a Senior Researcher at the Global Justice Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Her book Jihad & Co.: Black Markets & Islamist Power (Oxford University Press, 2017) uncovers the economic drivers of Islamist power in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Mali and Iraq, revealing how hidden business interests explain insurgent dynamics in civil wars. She is a Senior Fellow at Massey College, and was formerly an International Security Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is the 2018 recipient of the Northrop Frye Award of Excellence in research and teaching, and was the recipient of the Best Security Article Award from the International Studies Association in 2017. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Women in International Security – Toronto chapter, which empowers female scholars, practitioners and students working in the field of security.

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Noel Anderson

Noel AndersonNoel Anderson is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto. His research explores external intervention in internal conflicts, limited war and counterinsurgency. His current book project develops a theory of competitive intervention in civil war to explain temporal variation in the global prevalence and average duration of intrastate conflicts. Some of his other research examines counterinsurgency in Somalia, the relationship between narcotics and civil war, and military strategy. Recent articles have appeared in Political Science Research and Methods, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and Survival, among other publications. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Anderson was a postdoctoral fellow at the Dickey Center at Dartmouth College. His research has been supported by the Social Sciences Research and Humanities Council, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and the Smith Richardson Foundation, among others. A graduate of the International Relations Program at Trinity College, Anderson was a Catherwood Scholar in 2008.

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Maria Banda

Maria BandaMaria L. Banda is an international lawyer and international relations expert. She is currently the Graham Fellow at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law. She writes and consults on international and environmental law, climate change and foreign policy. She practised law in Washington DC, focusing on public international law, international arbitration and international litigation, and worked with several international organizations, including the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Labour Organization and the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, as well as the United Nations Special Representative's team on Business and Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School. She clerked for Justice Ian Binnie and Justice Michael Moldaver at the Supreme Court of Canada. She is a graduate of the International Relations Program at the University of Toronto (Hon BA), where she was a Catherwood Scholar in 2003, and of the Harvard Law School (JD) and Oxford University (D.Phil, International Relations), where she studied as a Rhodes and a Trudeau Scholar. Banda is also a Visiting Attorney at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington DC, a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, a Senior Fellow at the Canadian International Council and an Advisor to the Canadian Centre on the Responsibility to Protect.

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Sophie Barnett

Sophie BarnettSophie Barnett is the co-chair of summit studies at the G20 Research Group and a graduating student of the International Relations Program at the University of Toronto. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she has held various leadership positions within the G7 and G20 Research Groups, as well as the International Relations Society. Sophie is passionate about global governance issues, especially cybersecurity and international law, and will spend the summer of 2018 interning for the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, Germany. She previously completed a junior research fellowship with the NATO Association of Canada, and was a member of the field teams at the 2017 G7 and G20 summits in Taormina, Italy, and Hamburg, Germany, respectively. In September 2018, Sophie will begin her Juris Doctor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

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Nicholas Bayne

Nicholas BayneAs a British diplomat, Nicholas Bayne has served in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the embassies at Manila, Bonn and Paris (when he attended the first economic summit in 1975). He has been Ambassador in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) and non-resident in Congo, Rwanda and Burundi; UK Representative to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris; Economic Director-General at the FCO (and soussherpa for the 1989, 1990 and 1991 summits); and High Commissioner to Canada (when he attended the Halifax summit in 1995). In 1999 he co-founded with Stephen Woolcock and has since taught the graduate course on economic diplomacy at the London School of Economics. He has also taught at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. The fourth edition of The New Economic Diplomacy, edited by Bayne and Woolcock and based on their course, was published by Routledge in 2017. He has also written three books on G7 summitry: Hanging Together, with Robert Putnam (second edition 1987), Hanging in There (2000) and Staying Together (2005), plus a memoir, Economic Diplomat (2010). He is a member of the Advisory Council of the G7 Research Group of the University of Toronto and has participated in many of its activities from 1997 to 2014.

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Katrina Bland

Katrina BlandKatrina Bland is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto with an honours BA in international relations and political science. She is Chair of Summit Studies for the G7 Research Group. In the past she has served as a lead analyst and compliance analyst for both the G7 and G20 Research Groups, and has been a member of the field team for both the 2017 G7 Taormina Summit in Italy and the G20 Hamburg Summit in Germany. Her research interests include gender, cross-cultural communication and international law.

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Diane Brady

Diane BradyDiane Brady is an award-winning business journalist, author and media consultant who is working on new ways to connect ideas and people to bring new voices, perspectives and understanding to critical issues in business. That includes working with partners on salon series, mobile video, micromedia sites and thought leadership content. She has interviewed many of the world's leading business and political figures, and is a regular contributor to BBC World Service and other outlets. She has led teams, launched new ventures and reported worldwide for companies such as Bloomberg Businessweek, the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and Maclean's in Toronto, where she won two national magazine awards for helping to create an annual ranking of universities. She was also a writer for the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi. Her book Fraternity was named one of Amazon's best books of 2012 and has been optioned for a movie. She is currently collaborating on another book due out in September 2018. Diane created a newspaper column at 15 to meet her favourite band and has been asking questions ever since. She is passionate about helping a new generation of leaders develop the stories, confidence and connections to have their voices heard on critical issues. She credits her confidence as a speaker to her involvement in debating at the University of Toronto, and now teaches debating to middle schoolers in Brooklyn, NY, where she lives with her husband, dog and three kids.

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Joe Clark

Joe ClarkThe Right Honourable Joe Clark was elected eight times to the House of Commons of Canada, serving as Canada's youngest prime minister and one of the most distinguished foreign ministers in Canadian history. He was Prime Minister of Canada from June 4, 1979, to March 3, 1980, and Secretary of State for External Affairs from 1984 to 1991, then becoming Minister of Constitutional Affairs. He has also served as acting minister of both Justice and National Defence. At home and abroad, he earned and maintains a reputation for integrity and principle. Clark played a key role in some of the defining accomplishments of recent history — the Commonwealth campaign against apartheid, the free trade agreement between Canada and the United States, the Ottawa conference that agreed on the "two plus four" formula to unite Germany at the end of the Cold War and the negotiation of the Charlottetown Accord, a complex constitutional accord among the federal government, the provinces and territories, and Indigenous peoples. He connects Canada's past to our future, and speaks passionately of the potential of modern Canada to make a real difference in today's complex and challenging world. Today, he applies that experience in promoting democracy and encouraging innovation and practical reforms in the developing world, and at home. He was a founding member of Canadians for a New Partnership, and continues to draw together Indigenous and other Canadians, and has led election observation missions in Africa, Asia and the Americas. He chairs the Awards Jury of the Global Centre for Pluralism, is a member of the Electoral Integrity Initiative of the Kofi Annan Foundation, and a member of the Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter and other not-for-profit organizations. Clark is vice chair of the Global Leadership Foundation and chair of the Supervisory Board of Meridiam Infrastructure Africa; he serves on the boards of GlobeScan and Lumenix and on several advisory boards, including that of the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University. A respected commentator on public affairs, his most recent book is How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change (Random House, 2013). He is a Companion of the Order of Canada, a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence and a member of the Ordre de la Pléiade, and is an Honorary Chief of the Samson Cree Nation. He is married to the Canadian author and lawyer Maureen McTeer, and is president and founder of Joe Clark and Associates, an international consulting firm based in Canada.

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David Dewitt

David DewittDavid Dewitt holds the position of University Professor and professor of political science at York University (PhD Stanford). He served two terms as York's Associate Vice-President of Research and for 18 years was Director of the York Centre for International and Security Studies, a research and graduate studies institute at York University partly funded by the former MSSP and SDF programs, the Department of National Defence as well as the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and various foundations. Between 2011 to 2015 Dewitt was on leave of absence to serve as Vice-President, Research and Programs, at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. During his 2015–16 sabbatical year, he was Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, where he continues an association as adjunct professor. Dewitt is co-author or editor of 11 books and more than 75 articles and chapters covering Canadian foreign, defence and security policy, international security politics with particular reference to the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East regions, arms control and disarmament, proliferation, and human security. He directed Canada's North Pacific Cooperative Security Dialogue with Paul Evans, was co-founder with Paul Evans and Brian Job of the Canadian Consortium for Asia Pacific Security and of the international Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP), and also served with Tom Delworth and then Tom Bata as co-chair of the Canadian Member Committee of CSCAP. He continues to serve as advisory chair for Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia at the Sigur Center at George Washington University. He has been visiting scholar at the Dayan Centre Center for Middle East and Africa Studies and the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies (now the INSS) at Tel Aviv University, an international research fellow at the Korean Institute for Defense Analysis in Seoul, and a visiting lecturer at universities and think tanks in Japan, Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, Syria, Switzerland, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Elizabeth DowdeswellThe Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell was invested as Ontario's 29th Lieutenant Governor on September 23, 2014. Her eclectic public service career has spanned provincial, federal and international borders and transcended disciplinary and sectoral lines. Dowdeswell began her professional career as a teacher and university lecturer. After serving as the deputy minister of culture and youth for the Government of Saskatchewan, she held increasingly senior positions in the Canadian public service, most notably as head of the Atmospheric Environment Service. Throughout this period, she managed several public inquiries and royal commissions. Her international negotiating experiences prefaced her election in 1992 as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. Upon returning to Canada in 1998, she established an international consulting practice and became the founding president and CEO of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization. Immediately prior to her appointment as lieutenant governor, Dowdeswell was the president and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies. She has also served on numerous boards of corporate and non-profit organizations. Dowdeswell was born in Northern Ireland and immigrated to rural Saskatchewan with her parents in 1947. She earned a bachelor of science in home economics and teaching certificate from the University of Saskatchewan (1966) and a master of science in behavioural sciences from Utah State University (1972). An Officer of the Order of Canada, she holds 11 honourary degrees.

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Barbara Eastman

Barbara EastmanBarbara Eastman has lived in six countries and survived several incarnations: fine art and English literature scholar and author (BA, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1968; MA, York University, 1971; D.Phil, Oxford University, 1978); senior policy advisor to CEOs in Canada's energy and financial services industries (1980–87); corporate and multinational banker (1988–89); co-founder and president of a group public and private companies that pioneered in the financing, ownership and operation of some $3.5 billion in independent power projects in North America and internationally, generating electricity from environmentally sound and renewable fuels (1990–2013). Wild and wonderful adventure (1987–88): by public appointment, she was the director general of the Provincial/Municipal Secretariat for the 1988 G7 Toronto Summit.

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Hélàne Emorine

Hél`ne EmorineHélène Emorine is the Co-chair of Summit Studies for the G20 Research Group, a fourth-year student in the International Relations Program at Trinity College and a Catherwood Scholar. Her research focuses on cooperation between states, non-state actors and the private sector through international and plurilateral institutions. Emorine was a member of the field team at the 2016 G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, the 2017 G7 summit in Taormina, Italy, and the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. She has represented the G20 Research Group at conferences including a panel discussion at the European Union in Brussels on Europe's role within the G20. Fully bilingual, Emorine has been interviewed in English and French by Radio-Canada, France 24, CBC and Xinhua News, among others, as an expert on the G20 and the G7. Emorine will be pursuing her graduate studies at Oxford University next year.

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Nicole Enge

Nicole EngeNicole Enge is completing the third year of an honours undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Toronto. She is active and passionate about both Canadian/international politics and Indigenous rights, specifically as they relate to the Métis. She has worked for the premier of the Northwest Territories and the territorial Cabinet, and has taken a leadership role in the Métis community of her hometown of Yellowknife. Enge is interested in working for the United Nations or the federal government of Canada.

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Jonathan Fried

Jonathan FriedJonathan T. Fried is the Personal Representative of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the G20, and Coordinator for International Economic Relations at Global Affairs Canada, with a horizontal mandate to ensure coherent policy positions and government-wide strategic planning in international economic organizations and forums regarding, for example, Canada-Asia and other international trade and economic issues. He served as Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) from 2012 to 2017, where he played a key role in multilateral trade negotiations, including as chair of the WTO's General Council in 2014 and chair of the Dispute Settlement Body in 2013. He was the Co-chair of the G20's Trade and Investment Working Group with China in 2015, and the "Friend of the Chair" for Germany in 2016. He has served as Canada's Ambassador to Japan; Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean at the International Monetary Fund; Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister; Senior Assistant Deputy Minister for the Department of Finance and Canada's G7 and G20 Finance Deputy. Fried has also served as Associate Deputy Minister; Assistant Deputy Minister for Trade, Economic and Environmental Policy; chief negotiator on China's WTO accession; Director General for Trade Policy; and chief counsel for the North American Free Trade Agreement. Fried is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Trade and Investment, and of the Steering Committee of the e15 initiative on Strengthening the Global Trading System. He serves on the advisory boards of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the World Trade Symposium, and the Central and East European Law Institute. In 2015, Fried was the inaugural recipient of the Public Sector Lawyer Award by the Canadian Council on International Law to honour his service and contribution to public international law.

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Maryam Golnaraghi

Maryam GolnaraghiMaryam Golnaraghi has served since 2015 as the Director of Extreme Events and Climate Risks at The Geneva Association, the leading international think tank on insurance, economics and risk management, whose members are 90 CEOs of the world's leading insurance and reinsurance companies. With over 20 years in international executive and senior advisory positions in industry, government and the United Nations, she is working at the forefront of developing proactive strategies, policies, investment approaches, financial and risk management solutions: to enable transitioning to a low carbon economy and to build socioeconomic resilience to physical climate risks such as floods and storms for individuals, businesses and government budgets. In this capacity, she works with C-level executives of the global insurance industry, asset managers, government officials, development banks, and international, regional and national policy-making and standard-setting bodies. Currently, her work focuses on developing industry-level strategies for the insurance industry as risk underwriters and institutional investors to address the global climate change goals and targets; evaluating flood risk management practices in Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States and Spain to explore opportunities for public-private partnerships and innovative measures to enhance financial protection against floods; and identifying opportunities for the insurance industry to support climate-resilience and decarbonization of critical infrastructure. Upon her return to Canada from Geneva in 2014, Golnaraghi served as a senior advisor to Environment Canada as well as a number of international development organizations. From 2004 to 2014, she served as the Chief of the Disaster Risk Reduction Program at the World Meteorological Organization. From 1997 to 2004, as the CEO and president of Climate Risk Solutions, Inc., a research and advisory firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, she provided innovative climate risk assessment and risk management solutions to companies in energy, agriculture, and insurance, as well as worked at the forefront of developing risk modelling tools, weather derivatives and weather-indexed insurance products. Golnaraghi serves on a number of international, domestic, industry and academic advisory boards. She has authored numerous internationally referenced reports, national guidelines and a book. She holds a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Cornell University, a master of science in applied physics and a PhD in physical oceanography from Harvard University, after which she held a two-year senior research position at the Harvard Business School. Her latest publications can be accessed at www. genevaassociation.org/research-topics/extreme-events-and-climate-risk.

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Bill Graham

Bill GrahamThe Honourable Bill Graham is Chancellor of Trinity College in the University of Toronto. He is also immediate past Chair of the Atlantic Council of Canada, Chair of the Canadian International Council and an Honourable Colonel of the Governor General's Horse Guards. He holds a BA and LL.B from the University of Toronto and a doctorate (Sciences juridiques) from the University of Paris. In 2010 he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the Royal Military College of Canada and the Doctoral Ring of the University of Siena, Italy. Graham was first elected a member of Parliament for Toronto-Centre-Rosedale in 1993. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from January 2002 until July 2004 and Minister of National Defence from July 2004 until January 2006. In February 2006, he was appointed leader of the Official Opposition and interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, positions he served until December 2006. From 1995 to 2002, he chaired the Standing Committee of the House of Commons on Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Active in international parliamentary associations, Graham was elected founding president of the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Americas. He has served as vice president and treasurer of the Parliamentary Association of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and as treasurer of Liberal International. Prior to his election to Parliament, Graham practised law at Fasken & Calvin in the areas of litigation and international commercial law. Subsequently, he taught international trade law, public international law and the law of the European Community at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and at McGill University and l'Université de Montréal. He has acted as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes. A past president of the Alliance française de Toronto, Graham has been recognized for his contributions to French language and culture in Ontario by being granted the Prix Jean-Baptiste Rousseaux, the Médaille d'argent de la ville de Paris, the Médaille d'or de l'Alliance française and the Ordre du mérite de l'Association des juristes de l'Ontario. He is a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur and Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Pléiade. He is an Honorary Commander of the Knights of Rizal (Philippines). In 2014 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

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Susan Hainsworth

Susan HainsworthSusan Hainsworth is Senior Counsellor in the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She has been with the WTO Secretariat in Geneva since 1996, involved in a broad range of WTO matters including dispute settlement, negotiations and technical assistance. She has a doctorate (D. Jur) and LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University; a master of advanced European studies from the College of Europe in Bruges in Belgium; and a BA (Hons) in international relations from Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Her publications include a textbook on Canadian international trade law and numerous articles relating to international trade law and WTO dispute settlement.

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Takako Ito

Takako ItoTakako Ito joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) in 1985. Her overseas postings include embassies in Canada (1988–91), Malaysia (2001–03), Indonesia (2010–11), the Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York (1997–2001) and the Mission of Japan to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as Deputy Chief of Mission (2011–14). At home, she served as Principal Deputy Director for the Asia Europe Partnership Division (2003–05), Negotiator for Economic Partnership Agreement (2005–07), Principal Deputy Director for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Division concurrently in the Transnational Crimes Division (2007–09), Director of Development Assistance Policy Planning Division (2009–10), Assistant Press Secretary and Director of International Press Division (2014–16), and Assistant Chief of Protocol of MOFA as well as Master of the Ceremonies at Imperial Household Agency (2016–17). She graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo in 1985 (bachelor of law in international legal studies) and received an MA in international affairs from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in 1988. Her hobbies include playing the traditional Japanese musical instruments (koto and shamisen), collecting antiques, playing golf, scuba diving, travelling and enjoying good food. She won the Canadian National Kendo Championship in 1987. She has received the Order of Civil Merit (Encomienda) from the Kingdom of Spain and the Order of the Crown (Officier) from the Kingdom of Belgium. Ito's husband, Claude, was born in Ottawa, and they have two children.

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Teresa Kramarz

Teresa KramarzTeresa Kramarz is the Director of Munk One, a program for first-year undergraduate students at the Munk School of Global Affairs that focuses on global innovation, and Co-director of the Environmental Governance Lab alongside Matthew Hoffmann and Steven Bernstein at the University of Toronto. She also leads, along with Susan Park, the Task Force on Accountability in Global Environmental Governance, an international network of researchers working on accountability, transparency, legitimacy and democracy. An expert on international organizations and global governance, with emphasis on global environmental politics, her work has examined the impact of the World Bank's public-private partnerships on democracy, innovation and financially sustainable conservation governance, the legitimacy of the World Bank as a global knowledge actor, accountability in environmental politics and, more recently, extractivism in Latin America. Recent publications appear in Global Environmental Politics, Environmental Policy and Governance, and Review of Policy Research. A forthcoming book co-edited with Susan Park is being published by MIT Press. Kramarz has extensive experience in her field having worked for ten years with the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the Food and Agricultural Organization, and the Canadian International Development Agency on sustainable development programs, institutional analysis and capacity building for the biodiversity, climate change and decertification conventions.

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Andreas' Kyriakos

Andreas' KyriakosAndreas Kyriakos is Co-president of the International Relations Society at the University of Toronto and a graduating international relations specialist at Trinity College. His primary research interests lie in international organizations, soft power studies and Chinese foreign policy. Kyriakos has worked as a project assistant at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expression. He has interned at Prince's Charities Canada, supporting the Canadian charitable work of HRH The Prince of Wales, where he led media relations for the philanthropic component of the 2017 Royal Tour of Canada. He has previously interned at Heidrick & Struggles, a global executive search and professional services firm, and at a national public relations agency based in Toronto. He spent his third year of undergraduate studies on an exchange to Science Po Paris, where he focused on international law and diplomacy. He will begin a master of China studies as a Yenching Scholar at Peking University in Beijing in September 2018.

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Tiff Macklem

Tiff MacklemTiff Macklem became Dean of the Rotman School in 2014. From 2010 to 2014, he served as Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, sharing responsibility with the governor and four deputy governors for monetary policy and for the bank's role in promoting financial stability. He was also the bank's Chief Operating Officer and a member of its board of directors, overseeing strategic planning and coordinating the bank's operations. Macklem has also played a leading role in efforts to ensure stable financial systems worldwide. Prior to his appointment at the Bank of Canada, he served as Associate Deputy Minister of the Department of Finance and Canada's Finance Deputy at the G7 and G20, the International Monetary Fund and the Financial Stability Board. He also served as chair of the Standing Committee on Standards Implementation of the Financial Stability Board. In that role, he worked to establish an international system of peer review to promote and assess the implementation of new financial standards across the 24 most financially important countries in the world. Macklem is a well-known expert in monetary and financial systems and has contributed articles to academic journals, as well as providing chapters and commentaries on monetary and financial sector policy and international economics in books and conference proceedings. Since coming to Rotman, he has also been appointed the chair of the board of the Global Risk Institute, chair of Ontario's Panel on Economic Growth and Prosperity, a director of Scotiabank and a member of the Asian Business Leaders Advisory Board.

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Margaret MacMillan

Margaret MacMillanMargaret MacMillan was educated at the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford. She was a member of Ryerson University's History Department for 25 years, Provost of Trinity College at the University of Toronto from 2002 to 2007, and Warden of St. Antony's College and Professor of International History at the University of Oxford from 2007 to 2017. She is an emeritus professor of international history at the University of Oxford, a professor of history at the University of Toronto, the Xerox Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a Distinguished Fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs. Her research specializes in British imperial history and international history of the 19th and 20th centuries. Her publications include Paris, 1919: Six Months that Changed the World, Nixon in China: The Week that Changed the World, The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 and History's People: Personalities and the Past. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Companion of the Order of Canada and a Companion of Honour (UK).

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Lynn McDonald

Lynn McDonaldLynn McDonald, a corporate director, is a director of the publicly traded Equitable Bank, where she is Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, a member of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Risk and Capital Committee. She is one of two independent directors of OHA Legacy Fund, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ontario Hospital Association. Previously she was Chair of Greystone Health Trust, the predecessor to OHA Legacy Fund. She is the Chair of the Catherwood Awards Stewardship Committee. McDonald is a former chair of the board of Frontier College, a national literacy organization. She is also a former director of Bridgepoint Active Care Foundation where chaired the Finance and Audit Committee, and a former Governor of Trent University where she chaired the Investment and Audit Committee. McDonald was a managing director at CIBC World Markets and a deputy minister in the Ontario government. She earned a bachelor of arts (honours) in economics from the University of Waterloo and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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David McGown

David McGownDavid McGown is Senior Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, at the Insurance Bureau of Canada, where he oversees the communications, policy and legal teams. An accomplished executive leader with experience in communications, policy, government relations and corporate development, he brings in-depth knowledge of the financial and public sectors to corporate decision making. Prior to joining IBC in 2015, he held senior leadership roles at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce over a span of 28 years, most recently serving as its vice president for government, regulatory and public affairs. He began his career in research at Queen's Park and then as an economist in the Department of Finance in Ottawa. He holds a master's degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University and an honours bachelor's degree from University of Western Ontario. McGown's leadership extends beyond the boardroom, with a strong track record of non-profit and community involvement. A former president of the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs and for the Canadian Youth Foundation, he now serves on the board of Jazz FM, the capital campaign for the Kenojuak Cultural Centre in Cape Dorset and continues to serve as a friend of the Canada Institute Advisory Board of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC.

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Mayo Moran

Mayo MoranMayo Moran was appointed as the 15th Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Trinity College on July 1, 2014. Previously, she served as the first female dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, where she led curriculum change, revised the admissions process, and created the Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights and the Centre for the Legal Profession, among many other initiatives. Her strong relationships with students, alumni and faculty led to her successful leadership of a $53 million campaign for the Faculty's new Jackman Law Building. Moran has brought to Trinity College her commitment to students. In 2016, she released the College's new "Strategic Plan: People, Program and Place," which builds upon the College's reputation for academic excellence and interdisciplinary innovation and focuses on enhancing the whole student experience in order to make the College an even better place to live, work and learn. As Provost she has emphasized the student experience with initiatives ranging from mental health and wellness to revitalized food services, to student services and program enhancements, to infrastructure renewal. Moran's teaching interests include both private and public law. She continues to supervise graduate and undergraduate students. At Trinity she teaches a fourth-year undergraduate course in the Ethics, Society & Law program entitled "Ten Cases that Changed the World," which Maclean's recently noted as one of the "cool courses" at the University of Toronto. Moran publishes extensively on comparative constitutional law, legal and feminist theory, and historical injustices, among other topics. Her book Rethinking the Reasonable Person (Oxford University Press, 2003) examines how judicial ideas of "normal" behaviour may discriminate against women and girls, and she recently co-edited "The Residential Schools Litigation and Settlement" special edition of the University of Toronto Law Journal. Her current work considers how the past became a legal problem and what we should do about it. Moran is an active member of many committees both inside and outside the University of Toronto. Recently she chaired the University of Toronto's Expert Panel on Sexual Violence Policies and co-chaired the Faculty of Law's Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Committee. She also serves on the Council of Ontario Universities Reference Group on Sexual Violence and is a founding member of the Transnational Advisory Group of the Association of American Law Schools. In 2010, at the request of the Attorney General of Ontario, Moran chaired an inquiry into Strategic Litigation against Public Participation. The Government of Ontario also appointed her the Independent Reviewer for the 2013 Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Since 2007, Moran has chaired the Government of Canada's Independent Assessment Process Oversight Committee, which assists in the implementation of the Indian Residential Schools Agreement. Provost Moran obtained a BA (1980, English and sociology) and B.Ed (1981) at the University of British Columbia and taught secondary school in northern British Columbia before attending law school. She completed her LL.B at McGill University (1990), her LL.M at the University of Michigan (1992) and her SJD at the University of Toronto (1999). In addition to numerous other awards, in 2012 Moran received a YWCA Woman of Distinction Award.

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Lida Preyma

Lida PreymaLida Preyma is the Director of Global AML Risk Management and AMLRO Designate (Toronto) at BMO Capital Markets, where she she has led the development of the Site Visit Program for high-risk clients, advises on global policy developments and has represented the bank since 2014 on three B20 taskforces providing policy recommendations to the G20: Anti-corruption, Trade and Investment, and Financing Growth. In her previous role as Director of Global AML Compliance, she was responsible for regulatory compliance management, issue management, inherent risk assessments and testing. Preyma previously held various positions in the financial services industry, including Head of Global DMA at Jitneytrade Inc., and Director of Business Development and Marketing at the Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX) and Pure Trading. Her experience in capital markets has been rounded out with time spent in securitization and structured finance at BMO Nesbitt Burns. With over 20 years of experience in Canadian capital markets, Preyma is also the Director of Capital Markets Research, Global Finance, at the G20 Research Group. She is a member of the board of directors for Invest Toronto, and chairs the Audit and Risk Management Committee and (merger) Transition Committee. She was a member of the Credit Committee reporting to the board of directors for the Ukrainian Credit Union and ran for a seat in Canada's parliament in 2004 right after serving as Managing Director of Corporate Citizenship at Magna International. Preyma holds an HBA from the University of Toronto with a specialist in international political economy, and was a Catherwood Scholar in 2001. She has completed her Canadian Securities Course; Conduct and Practices Handbook; Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course; and has her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Designation.

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Lynn Robertson

Lynn RobertsonLynn Robertson is a Competition Expert in the Competition Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Her work focuses on capacity building and relations with countries outside of the OECD area. Most recently, she has worked with the Competition Commission of India to build competition assessment expertise, and has managed peer reviews of competition law and policy in Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Robertson is responsible for the successful execution of the OECD Global Forum on Competition, as well as the OECD– Inter-American Development Bank Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum. Before joining the Competition Division, Robertson worked on anti-corruption, notably the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. Working in the OECD's Anti-corruption Division, she focused on monitoring the implementation by the signatories of the Anti-bribery Convention and relations with the G20. Previously, her work at the OECD focused on relations with external stakeholders, most notably with the Africa Partnership Forum, where she created the first inventory of commitments to Africa's development undertaken by the donor community and African countries. Prior to joining the OECD, Robertson worked with a range of foundations in Canada to launch new programs and projects. She was Director of Business Programmes at the Globe Foundation of Canada, which promotes the business case for sustainable development and undertakes ground-breaking work on climate financing. Robertson is a founding member of the University of Toronto G7 Research Group and continues to be active as well as with Globe Foundation. She studied international relations, economics and development at the University of Toronto and the University of the South Pacific.

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Rachel Silvey

Rachel SilveyRachel Silvey is the Richard Charles Lee Director of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD in geography from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a dual BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz in environmental studies and Southeast Asian studies. She is best known for her research on women's labour and migration in Indonesia and has published widely in the fields of migration studies, cultural and political geography, gender studies, and critical development.  Silvey has published over 40 articles and book chapters, organized and co-edited several special issues of journals, and co-directed funded workshops on gender and globalization, securitization and migration, immobility and care work, and the organization of intimate labour industries in Asia.

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Craig Stewart

Craig StewartCraig Stewart is Vice-President, Federal Affairs, of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the industr y association representing the property and casualty insurance industry in Canada. He leads IBC's national work on disaster resilience and climate change. He currently chairs the national multisectoral working group on flood risk reporting to federal/provincial/territorial ministers of emergency management. Previous to his work with IBC, Stewart directed the Ottawa Bureau and Arctic program for WWF Canada; handled pandemic liaison, trade liaison and humanitarian donations for GlaxoSmithKline (Canada) Ltd.; directed a $60 million federal/provincial/territorial program at Natural Resources Canada to elevate the Canadian geospatial industry; and founded the Miistakis Institute at the University of Calgary. Craig holds a master of science from the University of Calgary and a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Toronto. He is the author of two atlases on the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, British Columbia and Montana.

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Alissa Wang

Alissa WangAlissa Wang is a first-year law student at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She is enrolled in the combined JD/PhD program, and will begin her doctorate in political science in 2018. Her anticipated fields of study are international relations and comparative politics. She completed her undergraduate studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, with a specialist in international relations, a major in human biology (global health stream) and a minor in political science. She completed the Trinity One program in international relations and was a Catherwood Scholar in 2016. Wang has research experience in contemporary Chinese history and politics, Asia's World War II history, and global governance. She has been a researcher with the Global Governance Program working under the leadership of Professor John Kirton since 2014. She worked for the G7 Research Group as compliance analyst and the G20 Research Group as Editor-in-Chief, and was a member of the field teams in 2016 and 2017 at the G7 summits in Japan and Germany and the G20 summits in China and Germany. She is currently the Chair of Summit Studies of the BRICS Research Group. Wang hopes to pursue further research on China's role in global governance.

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Jan Wouters

Jan WoutersJan Wouters is Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam EU and Global Governance, and founding Director of the Institute for International Law and of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies at the University of Leuven. He is Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and Visiting Professor at Sciences Po (Paris), Luiss University (Rome) and the College of Europe (Bruges). He is a member of the Royal Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts, President of the United Nations Association Flanders Belgium, and Of Counsel at Linklaters in Brussels. He has published widely on international and European Union law, international organizations, global governance and financial law. He is coordinator of a number of major research projects, including FRAME (a large-scale program on human rights in EU policies), advises various international organizations and governments, trains officials, and often comments international events in the media.

Munk School for Global Affairs
Trinity College in the University of Toronto Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History International Relations Society
Robert H. Catherwood Scholarship Fund Arts and Sciences Students Union at the University of Toronto
Insurance Bureau of Canada

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