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Nov 03
In his talk Professor Paul Manners will share highlights (and lowlights) from his varied career as a teacher, television producer and ‘change agent’, and explore how these have shaped his work. His talk will examine the role universities and research in society – and how universities need to change if they are really going to ‘step up’ to the challenge of supporting everyone to have a learning life, and to produce research that genuinely enriches society. This Centre for Community Based Research lecture is hosted and sponsored by CIGI.
The CIGI Global Policy Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only series of talks offering authoritative analysis on policy-relevant issues affecting Canada and its place in the world. Launched in 2012 by The Centre for International Governance Innovation, and held at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, the CIGI Global Policy Forum offers audience members access to a wide range of distinguished speakers: policy experts and influencers shaping the world’s debates and discussions on global economic, security, development and environmental issues.
Nov 10
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, CIGI will be hosting a screening of Passchendaele, the 2008 Genie Award-winning film from actor/director Paul Gross. Passchedaele is based on the events of the 1917 Third Battle of Ypres (also known as the Battle of Passchendaele), and follows the members of the Canadian 10th Battalion, CEF through the conflict which claimed hundreds of thousands of casualties on both sides.
Nov 11
High school students are invited for a free, one day Global Youth Forum on global peace and security issues at the CIGI Campus, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo.
Nov 13
As a sponsor of the Canadian Council of International Law’s 43rd Annual Conference, CIGI researchers will be participating in panel discussions at the three day conference in Ottawa.
Nov 13
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Thomas Bernes and Senior Fellow Bessma Momani will attend the G20 Brisbane Pre-Summit Conference co-hosted by Griffith University and the G20 Research Group, University of Toronto. This year's theme is "Strengthening Global Growth".
Nov 17
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Thomas Bernes and Senior Fellow Bessma Momani will attend the G20 Brisbane 2014. CIGI's experts will be in the International Media Centre in Brisbane and available for expert comment during the Leaders Summit. CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Carin will also be available for comment on climate change and development issues on the economy. The Group of Twenty (G20) is the premier forum for its members’ international economic cooperation and decision-making. Its membership comprises 19 countries plus the European Union
Nov 17
Various CIGI experts will participate in the upcoming “Frameworks for Sovereign Debt Restructuring” conference at Columbia University. Susan Schadler (CIGI Senior Fellow) will participate on a panel discussing “Implications of Recent Events.” Domenico Lombardi (CIGI’s Director of the Global Economy Program) will participate in a panel entitled “The Private Contractual Approach” as it related to sovereign debt restructuring. James Boughton (CIGI Senior Fellow) will be a speaker, along with Paul Martin (21st Prime Minister of Canada), in a discussion of the “Political Context of the Debate”, including the view of the IMF, the US Treasury, and the UN.
Nov 20
Francois Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, examines the discourses surrounding the level of engagement (political, economic, etc.) of migrants, the role that migrants play in the political landscapes of their adopted countries, and the corresponding impact this has on the rights of the migrants themselves (and the enforcement thereof). As well, the impact of recent progress on the international level in developing a comprehensive global migration governance framework will be discussed.
This consultation workshop will explore the topic of emerging issues in international trade and investment law, and will develop a more detailed research agenda in relation to this aspect of international economic law.