Authors' Workshop for "The Global Financial System and Canada's Role in It" Canada Among Nations Volume 28 Editors: Rohinton Medhora and Dane Rowlands
CIGI is pleased to host a public Lecture with Peter Blair Henry, Author and Dean of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, who will discuss whether advanced economies can learn lessons from the emerging world on how to spur economic growth. He will be joined in discussion by Domenico Lombardi, Director of the Global Economy, 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.
Pakistan ranked 124th out of 144 countries in global competitiveness in 2012 . Currently, Taliban forces occupy nearly 30% of the country, and it is perpetually in danger of becoming a failed state—with over a hundred nuclear weapons that could easily fall into terrorists’ hands. In recent years, many countries across the developing world have experienced impressive economic growth and have evolved into at least partially democratic states with militaries under civilian control. Yet Pakistan, a heavily militarized nation, has been a conspicuous failure. Its economy is in shambles, propped up by international aid, and its political system is notoriously corrupt and unresponsive, although a civilian government has come in power. Despite the regime's emphasis on security, the country is beset by widespread violence and terrorism. What explains Pakistan's unique inability to progress?
CIGI is the platinum sponsor of the 2014 Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security. Organized by the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, this year’s annual event will be held at Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa.
CIGI is a platinum sponsor of this event. More details to come.
CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House is a panellist at this all-day seminar event at the national headquarters of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), in Ottawa.
Join CIGI for an unforgettable analysis of the global financial meltdown.
The Innovation Economy begins with discovery and culminates in speculation. Over some 250 years, economic growth has been driven by successive processes of trial and error and error and error: upstream exercises in research and invention, and downstream experiments in exploiting the new economic space opened by innovation. Each of these activities necessarily generates much waste along the way: dead-end research programs, useless inventions and failed commercial ventures. In between, the innovations that have repeatedly transformed the architecture of the market economy, from canals to the internet, have required massive investments to construct networks whose value in use could not be imagined at the outset of deployment. And so at each stage the Innovation Economy depends on sources of funding that are decoupled from concern for economic return: financial speculation and the state.
A major international scholarly event, ISA 2014 looks at the spatial elements of political and international studies. CIGI activities at the ISA event include a booth in the exhibition hall.