GISI was established by the Dean of Research Dr. Gayle MacDonald, Dr. Dev Gupta (Economics), Dr. Mikhail Molchanov (Political Science), Dr. Shaun Narine (Political Science), and Dr. Robin Vose (History). More than 30 faculty are involved in the initiative.
The Executive Committee consists of the following:
Dr. Shaun Narine specializes in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other institutional arrangements in the Asia Pacific.
Dr. Dev Gupta specializes in Applied Econometric, Economics of Globalization and Development, International business.
Dr. Mikhail A. Molchanov specializes in Comparative Politics and International Relations in Eurasia.