About the Author

Alan AlexandroffAlan S Alexandroff is currently the Director of Online Research and 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 international system.

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)

Dr. Alexandroff focuses his research work on global summitry and the contemporary global governance influence of the rising states, particularly China. 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.

Dr. Alexandroff is currently working on a Rule of Law website in partnership with NCSC at NDRC in China. As the the Director of the Global Summitry Project, Dr. Alexandroff is building a global partnership of think tanks and academies focused on global summitry. He is also is one of the principals in the partnership including the Munk School of Global Affairs, The Stanley Foundation, Council on Foreign Relations and the Woodrow Wilson School called the the Princeton Workshop on Global Governance.