John Kirton and Julia Kulik

John Kirton is a professor of international relations. Julia Kulik researches global governance.

John Kirton is a professor of political science and the director of the G8 Research Group, and co-director of the G20 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. During his 2012–13 sabbatical, he served as a visiting fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada, and a visiting professor at Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan. He is the author of Governance for a Globalized World (2012), and Canadian Foreign Policy in a Changing World (2007), and co-editor of the Global Finance series and Global Environmental Governance series published by Ashgate. Kirton is co-editor of several publications published by Newsdesk Media, including G20 2013: Russia’s St. Petersburg Summit, The UK Summit: The G8 at Lough Erne 2013, The G20 Mexico Summit 2012: The Quest for Growth and Stability, The G8 Camp David Summit 2012: The Road to Recovery and BRICS: The 2012 New Delhi Summit. Julia Kulik is a senior researcher for the Global Governance Program, based at Trinity College at the University of Toronto. She co-authored an article entitled “A Summit of Significant Success: G8 Governance at Camp David in May 2012” in the International Organizations Research Journal. She has delivered several papers, including “A Double Dividend Summit: Prospects for the G20 at Los Cabos” presented at a conference on “Strengthening Sustainable Development Bringing Business In: From Los Cabos G20 to Rio Plus 20,” at the Global Institute for Sustainability at the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico City. She has conducted compliance assessments for the G20 commitments made in the Seoul Development Consensus for a research project commissioned by the International Labour Organization. She has written on the inclusion of the rights of women and children at international summits. She received a Master of Public Policy from the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto.