Portrait of John Kirton, Munk School of Global Affairs

John J. Kirton

Professor, Political Science
Co-Founder and Director, G7 Research Group
Founder and Co-Director, G20 Research Group
Interim Director, International Relations Program






Room 308N, 1 Devonshire Place




John Kirton is a professor of Political Science, Director of the G7 Research Group, Co-Director of the G20 Research Group, Interim Director of the International Relations program, and a Research Associate of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. 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.

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