John Kirton

Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto
John Kirton is a professor of political science and the director of the G8 Research Group, and co-director of the G20 Research Group, the Global Health Diplomacy Program and the BRICS Research Group, all based at Trinity College at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. During his 2012–13 sabbatical, he served as a visiting fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada, and a visiting professor at Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan. He is the author of Governance for a Globalized World (2012), and Canadian Foreign Policy in a Changing World (2007), and co-editor of the Global Finance series and Global Environmental Governance series published by Ashgate. Kirton is co-editor of several publications published by Newsdesk Media, including G20 2013: Russia’s St. Petersburg Summit, The UK Summit: The G8 at Lough Erne 2013, The G20 Mexico Summit 2012: The Quest for Growth and Stability, The G8 Camp David Summit 2012: The Road to Recovery and BRICS: The 2012 New Delhi Summit.

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A Summit Worth Watching

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September 5, 2013
Ensuring this year's G20 Summit isn't held hostage to U.S.-Russia tensions will challenge world leaders. But the bigger challenge, argue John Kirton and Julia Kulik, is to make globalization work for the benefit of all.