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Lida Preyma
Financial market infrastructure
Market integrity and regulation
International trade
Ella Kokotsis
G8 compliance and credibility
Environment, particular focus on climate change
Development, particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa
Professor John Kirton
G20 governance and institutionalization
Compliance and accountability
Banking and accounting standards
Jenilee Guebert
G8 and G20 commitment and compliance
International financial architecture
Ivan Savic
Financial crises
International financial institutions
Financial regulation


Research Team:

Our team consists of seasoned researchers who have attended most  G8 and G20 Summits since 1988 and have consulted with various governments, institutions and international  bodies on summitry and policy. They’ve spoken at academic and policy conferences around the world,  have  published extensively in periodicals, academic journals and have authored numerous books on summitry.  Their areas of expertise include (but are not limited to): capital markets, regulation, market integrity, governance, compliance, accountability, development, global health, environment and international finance issues.

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Lida PreymaLida Preyma

Lida Preyma, Director, Capital Markets Research. With more than 15 years of experience in the Canadian capital markets, Lida Preyma is the Director of Capital Markets Research at the G20 Research Group — the world’s leading organization dedicated to analyzing and researching the G20 based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at Trinity College in the University of Toronto... more

Ella KokotsisElla Kokotsis

Ella Kokotsis is the Director of External Relations for the G20 and  G8 Research Groups at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. In this capacity, she liaises with various governmental and non-governmental organizations in summit planning and promotes G8 and G20 awareness through public education campaigns... more


Professor John KirtonJohn Kirton

John Kirton is professor of political science and co-director of the G20 Research Group and director of the G8 Research Group, as well as co-director of the Global Health Diplomacy Program, all based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. He has advised the Canadian and Russian governments, the World Health Organization and the International Bankers’ Federation on G7/8 and G20 participation, international trade and sustainable development, and has written widely on G7/8 and G20 summitry... more

Jenilee GuebertIvan Savic

Jenilee Guebert is the director of research for the G20 and G8 Research Groups, based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Her responsibilities include directing, coordinating, monitoring and managing research projects associated with the G20 and G8 and global economic and financial governance.... more



Ivan SavicIvan Savic

Ivan Savic will be completing his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in the fall of 2010. He received a B.Com. from the University of Toronto, specializing in commerce & finance and international relations. For the past two years he has been a Research Fellow at the Center for International Studies (University of Toronto)... more



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