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The G8 Research Group to give a Presentation on Global Governance, April 22

Savannah, GA—April 14, 2004—Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) will hold a presentation for the public on April 22 to help the community understand the G8's role in meeting major global challenges. Typical issues discussed at recent G8 summits included terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the spread of HIV/AIDS, and famine. Professor John Kirton, founder and director of The G8 Research Group, will give a presentation taken from his series of books: The G8 and Global Governance, Global Finance, and Global Environmental Governance. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in room 158 of AASU's University Hall.

Professor Kirton is an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto. He also is a fellow of Trinity College, a research associate of the Centre for International Studies, and a member of the International Relations Programme at the university. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.

The G8 Research Group is a global network of scholars, students, and professionals in the media business, government, NGO, and academic and research communities that follow the work of the G-8 and related institutions. The research group is managed from the University of Toronto through the International Relations Program based at Trinity College. The online G8 Information Centre,, contains the world's most comprehensive and authoritative collection of information and analysis on the G8.

For more information about the presentation, contact Jose daCruz at 912.921.5670.