John  J. Kirton

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  • MESc, University of Toronto
  • M.A., Carleton University
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

John J. Kirton



John J. Kirton is director of the G8 Research Group, co-director of the G20 Research Group, the BRICS Research Group, and the Global Health Diplomacy Program, all based at Trinity College at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies in Renmin University of China. Research interests include the G8, G20 and BRICS summit systems, global health governance, global finance, global environmental governance and Canadian foreign policy. He is the author of G20 Governance for a Globalized World (Ashgate, 2013); Canadian Foreign Policy in a Changing World (Thomson Nelson, 2007); co-editor, Moving Health Sovereignty in Africa (Ashgate, 2014); co-editor, Making Global Economic Governance Effective: Hard and Soft Law Institutions in a Crowded World (Ashgate, 2010); co-author, Environmental Regulations and Corporate Strategy: A NAFTA Perspective (Oxford University Press, 1999); co-author of Canada as a Principal Power (John Wiley, 1983).

Research interests:

G8, G20 and BRICS Summit Systems,
Global Health Governance,
Global Finance,
Global Environmental Governance,
Canadian Foreign Policy.

Research Interests

  • Canadian Foreign Policy
  • G8, G20 and BRICS Summit Systems
  • Global Finance
  • Global Environmental Governance
  • Global Health Governance