John KirtonDirector of G8 & G20 Research Group, University of Toronto, Canada.
Expertise : G20; Global Governance
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Director of G8 & G20 Research Group, Professor of political science at University of Toronto. Main research areas are Canadian foreign policy, global governance and international relations.
Xi`s report reflects grand vision
Xi`s report shows China is at the intersection of continuity and change. At the core of Xi`s report was a firm dedication to the central missions of the Party: national unity, prosperity and modernization....2017-10-24
Experts hail China as champion of free trade
Despite the encouraging consensus led by China`s efforts, the Hamburg declaration`s vision to achieve free trade and economic prosperity is shorter and less specific than in Hangzhou and the language is weaker, said Erik Berglof, director of the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics....2017-07-14
Reactions to G7 summit outcome mixed
Reactions were mixed to a final statement by Group of Seven (G7) leaders at the close of their two-day summit in the Italian town of Taormina on Saturday. ...2017-06-06
Sustainable global development calls for G20 v2.0
Given the tight interdependence between economies, experts say, such differences in their needs and concerns demand that closer international coordination be carried out to guarantee sustainable global development....2016-09-01
John Kirton: G20 summit to promote green growth
Many of the observers and business people are looking to the upcoming Group of 20 (G20) summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou for potential opportunities, particularly those created by the global pursuit of sustainable and green growth....2016-08-26
Significance of G20’s Hangzhou Summit for the world
Hosting will allow President Xi Jinping to showcase his vision for global governance as a whole. He is likely to lead in a bigger, broader way than he ever has before. He will build on China’s careful, cumulating leadership in the G20 and will follow the ambitious, innovative agenda outlined at the start of his hosting year....2016-08-22
"2016: G20 and China"
This book from the "history" of the G20's past and present, a comprehensive discussion of the G20's origin and role, agenda,