John Kirton

John J. Kirton is co-director of the G20 Research Group, director of the G7 Research Group, co-director of the BRICS Research Group and co-director of the Global Health Diplomacy Program, all based at Trinity College at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, where he is a professor of political science.

He is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies in Renmin University of China. He is the author of China’s G20 Leadership (English edition, 2016), China’s G20 Governance (Chinese edition, 2016) and G20 Governance for a Globalized World (English edition, 2013; Chinese edition, 2015). He is co-author of the Global Leadership on Climate Change: G8, G20 and UN Governance (2015) and co-editor of The G8-G20 Relationship in Global Governance (2015), along with many other books.

He is co-editor of the series of G7/G20 summit publications published by Newsdesk Media, including most recently G20 China: The Hangzhou Summit 2016 and G7 Japan: The Ise-Shima Summit 2016, and author of Mobilising Climate Finance and Delivering Sustainable Energy Access in Newsdesk’s Agenda Intelligence ebook series.