In this talk, former Canadian Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Joe Clark, notes that the modern shift in power in the world is not only among states, but between state and non-state actors. As power disperses, so does the capacity to lead. Public perceptions fail to take commensurate advantage of the significant assets which constructive non-state actors possess – they are often more innovative, less constrained, more effective, and more trusted. The capacity which non-state actors do not possess is the power to change formal laws, rules and obligations; that capacity remains with nation-states. The essential requirement is the disposition and capacity to meld assets, share leadership, and become accustomed to leading from beside.
As part of CIGI's Global Development project "South Africa's Role in Multilateral and Governance Issues in Africa," international experts will gather in Cape Town to explore how South Africa can overcome its domestic governance challenges in order to play a stronger leadership role in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The IMRC and CIGI are co-hosting a Conference on "Diasporas, Development and Governance in the Global South" in partnership with the BSIA, WLU, IDRC and SAMP.
CIGI-sponsored sessions at the Canadian Economics Association’s (CEA) annual conference provide a forum for Canadian economists to engage leading policy experts, in a dialogue on timely topics of national and international importance. Topics for the CIGI Session at CEA 2013 will include: uses of central bank balance sheets in the conduct of conventional and unconventional monetary policy; liquidity support; emergency lending support; international spillovers; forward guidance; and, exit strategies.
As part of CIGI's global security program research on enhancing security cooperation between Australia and Canada in the Asia Pacific, international experts will convene at a regional workshop in Singapore. This event, organized by CIGI and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, will feature discussions on more traditional threats to security, including developments in the South China Sea, regional institutions and defence cooperation.
CIGI and Canadian International Council Waterloo Region Branch present their 6th annual media panel: “Caught in the Headlines: Everyday Voices in World News”. Moderated by Steve Paikin, panelists include Doug Saunders and Alison Smith. This discussion will look at the how journalists elicit “people stories” to tell the news about world-shaking events.
As part of CIGI’s Global Security Project “Measuring Governance Effectiveness: National and International Dimensions,” experts will gather at the CIGI Campus in Waterloo, Ontario, to critically examine concepts of “governance” and “global governance.”
Researchers from CIGI’s Financing Global Environmental Public Goods project and invited experts will identify worthy environmental global public goods projects and the associated self- interested beneficiaries to mobilize lobbies and proponents.
As part of CIGI's global security program research on enhancing security cooperation between Australia and Canada in the Asia Pacific, international experts will convene at a regional workshop in Seoul, South Korea. This event, organized by CIGI and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, will feature discussions on more traditional threats to security, but also delve more deeply into non-traditional threats such as energy, food security and cyber security.
CIGI is a co-sponsor for the 17th World Congress of the International Economics Association, hosted by the Columbia Global Center of the Middle East in the Dead Sea, Jordan.