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The Global Governance Program Team

John J. Kirton John J. Kirton [email] is director of the Global Governance Program, which includes the G7 Research Group, the G20 Research Group and the Global Health Diplomacy Program and co-director of the BRICS Research Group, all based at Trinity College at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. A professor of political science, he teaches Canadian foreign policy, global governance and international relations. 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, as well as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at China's Renmin University. Among his recent books are China's G20 Leadership (Routledge, 2016), G20 Governance for a Globalized World (Ashgate, 2012) and (with Ella Kokotsis), The Global Governance of Climate Change: G7, G20 and UN Leadership (Ashgate, 2015), as well as The G8-G20 Relationship in Global Governance, co-edited with Marina Larionova (Ashgate, 2015), and Moving Health Sovereignty in Africa: Disease, Govenance, Climate Change, co-edted with Andrew F. Cooper, Franklyn Lisk and Hany Besada (Ashgate, 2014). Kirton is also co-editor of several publications on the G7/8, the G20, the BRICS and health published by GT Media and the Global Governance Project.

Madeline Koch Madeline Koch [email] is the executive director of the Global Governance Program. She is co-editor, with John Kirton, of the series of publications on the G7, G20 and health with GT Media Group and the Global Governance Project. She is also responsible for the Global Governance Program websites. She has participated in the G20 and G7 Research Groups' field teams on site at every G20 summit since 2008 and every G7/8 one since 1999.

Ella Kokotsis Ella Kokotsis, PhD, [email] is the director of accountability for the G7 Research Group and the G20 Research Group at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. An expert on summit accountability and compliance, she has consulted with the Canadian government's National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations on their African development agenda, with the Russian government on global health issues in the lead-up to the 2006 St. Petersburg Summit, and with the Government of Canada on numerous summit-related issues during the 2010 Canadian G8 and G20 Summits. Her scholarly methodology for assessing compliance continues as the basis for the annual accountability reports produced by the G8 and G20 Research Groups. She is author of Keeping International Commitments: Compliance, Credibility and the G7 Summits and co-author of The Global Governance of Climate Change: G7, G20 and UN Leadership (Ashgate, 2015), as well as many articles and chapters. She leads the group's work on climate change, energy and accountability.

Julia Kulik Julia Kulik, MPP, [email] is director of research for the Global Governance Project. She has researched and written on G7, G20 and BRICS performance particularly on the issues of regional security and gender equality. She has co-authored articles entitled "Generating Global Health Governance through BRICS Summitry" in Contemporary Politics and "Connecting Climate Change and Health through Global Summitry" in World Medical and Health Policy. She has delivered several papers including "A BRICS Alliance within the G20? Assessing the Performance of BRICS Members" at PUC Minas in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, "The Role of Space and Place in Informal Security Arrangements: The Case of the G8" at the 2014 International Studies Association Convention in Toronto and "Working for Women's Security" at the Pre-G8 Summit Conference at Queen's University, Belfast in June 2013. Julia leads the group's work on gender, women's health, regional security and summit performance.

Brittaney WarrenBrittaney Warren [email], is director of compliance and lead researcher for climate change and environment for the Global Governance Program. She has published on the effective use of accountability measures in summit commitments, on the G7 and G20's compliance and governance of climate change, and on the G20's governance of digitalization. Brittaney has lived and worked in Spain and Peru, where she worked on a project dedicated to women's economic empowerment. She is pursuing a master's degree in environmental studies at York University.


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