John  J. Kirton

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  • International Relations


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

John J. Kirton

Professor Emeritus


John Kirton directs the G7 Research Group, Canadian Foreign Policy Research Group, G20 Research Group, BRICS Research Group and Global Health Diplomacy Program. Research interests include the global summit governance and Canadian foreign policy, global health governance, global finance and global environmental governance. His publications include Global Governance of Climate Change: G7, G20 and UN Leadership (Routledge, 2016), China’s G20 Leadership (Routledge, 2016), G20 Governance for a Globalized World (Ashgate, 2013), Canadian Foreign Policy in a Changing World (Thomson Nelson, 2007), Environmental Regulations and Corporate Strategy: A NAFTA Perspective (Oxford University Press, 1999) and Canada as a Principal Power (John Wiley, 1983).

Research Interests

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