Director and Policy Expert
Alan S Alexandroff is currently the Director of the Global Summitry Project at the Munk School of Global Affairs, the University of Toronto. Dr. Alexandroff leads efforts designed to evaluate the adequacy and evolution of global summitry and the institutional and policy proposals in the global
Following the editing of, Can the World be Governed? Possibilities for Effective Multilateralism (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008), a second volume co-edited with Andrew F. Cooper has been published, Rising States; Rising Institutions: Challenges for Global Governance (Brookings Institution Press, 2010) More recently Dr. Alexandroff has become a Senior Editor, along with Donald Brean, of the Rotman School of Management, of Oxford University Press’s Global Summitry: Politics, Economics and Law in International Governance. Dr. Alexandroff focuses on the problems of the global order and the major actors and their arrangements that influence global governance.
Dr. Alexandroff received his B.A., cum laude with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University,an M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University, an M.A. in International History from the London School of Political Science and Economics and an L.L.B. from McGill Law School.
Director of Operations
With over ten years of experience in global governance research and NGO management, Netila Demneri is the Director of Operations for the Global Summitry Project. She is responsible for managing the day-to- day operations of the group and its strategic partnerships. Prior to the Global Summitry Project, Netila managed the operations of the G8 and G20 Research Groups at the Munk School of Global Affairs, where she authored or co-authored of over 20 accountability reports and supervised the work of 200 analysts. As Chair of both Groups, she led analyst delegations to the G8 and G20 Summits from 2009 to 2011 and presented the Groups’ final compliance reports in front of media, dignitaries and the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Canada. Netila volunteers extensively with the Rotaract Club of Toronto (an international organization of young leaders, sponsored by Rotary International), where she has served on a number of Board positions, including President of the Club. Netila received her Honours B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Business Management from the Harvard Business Extension School.
Digital Communications and Content Manager
Hermonie Xie is the Digital Communications and Content Manager of the Global Summitry Project. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a specialist in international relations and a minor in business German. She has diverse experience in academic, corporate and NGO sectors, having worked at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, the Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women philanthropic initiative, the public and government relations department at Huawei Technologies, and the education programming department at Plan Canada. Hermonie was the co-director of compliance at the G20 Research Group, where she supervised 60 analysts in producing over 120 reports on the compliance record of countries, and presented their findings to the press at the Cannes and Los Cabos summits.
Farah Mustafa is in the final year of her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto’s Victoria College. While her current focus is on Global Health, Farah started her undergraduate career as a Bachelor of Journalism student at Toronto’s Ryerson University. As a Research Assistant with the Global Summitry Project, Farah can mend together her passions of global affairs and written communication.
Previously, Farah has contributed to medical and public health efforts in rural communities near the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa with the international development organization Global Brigades; assisted with on-campus Doctors Without Border initiatives; and relaunched the Journalists For Human Rights student chapter at Ryerson University. She has written for publications including The Prince Arthur Herald, the University of Toronto’s Life@UofT blog, McClung’s Magazine, Ryerson University’s The Eyeopener and The DMZ at Ryerson University. She has also mentored several international students through the iConnect International Mentorship Program at the University of Toronto. As she prepares for a career in international development and nonprofit management, Farah is currently spearheading a family health initiative in the Toronto neighbourhood of Regent Park.
Graeme Wyatt is currently completing the 4th year of his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and has always been an avid follower of Canadian and International politics. With a diverse academic background studying regions from across the globe in a comparative perspective, he is currently focusing his efforts on writing an undergraduate thesis on Canadian provincial politics, volunteering with Peace by PEACE U of T, and serving as a Research Assistant for the Global Summitry Project.