As G20 leaders prepare to meet in Japan, Carleton experts are available to comment.

Amy Karam
Executive in Residence, Sprott School of Business


Karam is a global expansion and competitive strategy consultant, author of The China Factor: Leveraging Emerging Business Strategies to Compete, Grow and Win in the New Global Economy, and a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. She is a trusted authority on globalization, innovation, competitive strategy, and the shifting power dynamics in international business given the rising strength of China and other emerging nations.

Karam has more than 25 years of extensive international business experience. She equips companies and governments with insights and strategies to successfully navigate new international trade dynamics, and guides companies, from startups to Fortune 500 corporations, to create focused, innovative and global expansion strategies.

David Carment
Professor of International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Phone:  613-520-2600, ext. 6662

Carment’s research focuses on Canadian foreign policy, mediation and negotiation, fragile states and diaspora politics. He is the editor of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal and is a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He is the author, editor or co-editor of 21 books, and has authored or co-authored more than 90 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His most recent books focus on diaspora co-operation, corruption in Canada, branding Canadian foreign policy and state fragility. In 2017, Carment was a visiting scholar at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, Finland, and in 2015 was a fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Germany.

Jacob Kovalio
Associate Professor, Department of History


Kovalio is an expert on Asia-Pacific history. He is the former president of the Japan Studies Association of Canada and the president of Japan Pacific World Consulting. He has researched and published extensively on Asia-Pacific international relations, strategic studies and history issues.

Elliot Tepper
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Security and Defence Studies

Phone: 613-225-8076 or 613-852-4262

Tepper has worked with national and international organizations on a broad range of topics and has been engaged with media throughout his career. He can offer commentary on international relations, nuclear issues, the United Nations and terrorism.

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