John Kirton

Director, G20 Research Group, Munk School of Global Affairs

John Kirton is Director of the G8 Research Group, Co-director of the G20 Research Group, Co-director of the Global Health Diplomacy Program, and a Research Associate of the Munk School of Global Affairs. He is also co-director of the BRICS Research Group based at Trinity College, where he is a Fellow. A professor of political science, he teaches international relations, global governance and Canadian foreign policy, and his research interests include global health governance, international finance and trade, trade-environment issues, and foreign policy decision making. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA in political science, from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University with an MA in international affairs, and from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University with a PhD in international relations.