John Kirton is Director of the G-8 Research Group and Codirector of the G-20 Research Group, the Global Health Diplomacy Program, and the BRICS Research Group - all based at Trinity College at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. A professor of political science, he teaches Canadian foreign policy, global governance, and international relations. He has advised the Canadian and Russian governments, the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, and the International Bankers' Federation on G-7/8 and G-20 participation and summitry, international trade, and sustainable development; and has written widely on G-7/8 and G-20 summitry. He is the author of the forthcoming G20 Governance for a Globalized World (Ashgate, 2012) and Canadian Foreign Policy in a Changing World (Thomson Nelson, 2007). Among other recent publications are Securing the Global Economy: G8 Global Governance for a Post-Crisis World (coedited with Andreas Freytag, Razeen Sally, and Paolo Savona, Ashgate, 2011), Borders and Bridges: Canada's Policy Relations in North America (edited by Monica Gattinger and Geoffrey Hale, Oxford University Press, 2010), Making Global Economic Governance Effective: Hard and Soft Law Institutions in a Crowded World (coedited with Marina Larionova and Paolo Savona, Ashgate, 2010), and Innovation in Global Health Governance: Critical Cases (coedited with Andrew F. Cooper, Ashgate, 2009). He is also coeditor of a three-book series published by Ashgate Publishing, including the Global Finance series and the Global Environmental Governance series; and editor of Ashgate's five-volume Library of Essays in Global Governance. Kirton is coeditor of several publications dedicated to the G-8, the G-20, and the BRICS published by Newsdesk Media, including BRICS: The 2012 New Delhi Summit (2012), The G20 Cannes Summit 2011: A New Way Forward (2011), The G8 Deauville Summit 2011: New World, New Ideas (2011), The G20 Seoul Summit 2010: Shared Growth Beyond Crisis (2010), and G8 & G20: The 2010 Canadian Summits (2010).