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Peter Hajnal

Peter Hajnal is a Fellow of Senior College and Research Associate, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto. He has been a member of the G7/G8/G20 Research Groups since 1988 and attended fourteen G7/G8/G20 summits as a media correspondent. He is also a member of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, the Union of International Associations, the Association of Former International Civil Servants and the American Library Association.   

Before his retirement he was Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto for 11 years.  He also served as librarian for 25 years at the University of Toronto and 10 years at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library in New York. He was consultant at the United Nations, in post-Yugoslavia Macedonia, at the Civil G8 project in 2006 in Russia, and the Graham Library, Trinity College, University of Toronto, and assessor of the 2005 G8 Stakeholder Consultation for Chatham House. He is also a participant in Canada Declassified, a project of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, Trinity College, University of Toronto.  

In addition to a number of articles, book chapters and conference presentations, he is author or editor of eleven books, including: Guide to Unesco (Oceana, 1983); International Information: Documents, Publications and Electronic Information of International Governmental Organizations, vol. 1, 2nd, rev. and enl. edition (ed.)  2 vols. (Libraries Unlimited, 1997 and 2001); Civil Society in the Information Age (Ashgate, 2002); Sustainability, Civil Society and International Governance: Local, North American and Global Perspectives (Ashgate, 2006; co-edited with John Kirton); and The G8 System and the G20: Evolution, Role and Documentation (Ashgate, 2007; also published in Russian and Chinese editions). His latest book is the second, revised edition of The G20: Evolution, Interrelationships, Documentation (Routledge, 2019; an updated Chinese version of the first edition was also published).

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