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A Learning Life

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.

Reforming the Global Architecture of Financial Regulation – the G20, the IMF and the FSB - featuring CIGI Distinguished Fellow Malcolm D. Knight

Nov 05
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.

CIGI Cinema Series: "Passchendaele"

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.

Global Youth Forum - Canada, Remembrance and the First World War

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.

G20 Brisbane Pre-Summit Conference - Griffith University

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".

Canadian Council of International Law’s 43rd Annual Conference: Combustion: Energy, Resources and Environmental Issues Igniting International Law

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.

Frameworks for Sovereign Debt Restructuring

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.

G20 Australia 2014

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

Between Myths and Crises: Rethinking Migration Policies

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.

CIGI International Law Research Program: First International Economic Law Consultation Workshop on Emerging Issues in International Trade and Investment Law

Nov 24
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.

Violence and Remembrance: What Memorializing Our Historical Heroes and Victims Tells Us About Who We Are Now

Nov 27
In this lecture, Edward Linenthal discusses the observations that can be made about our society today based on the way that we recognize the heroes and victims of past conflicts. Using testimony from Holocaust survivors, from an officer of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, and from first responders to the Oklahoma City bombing, Linenthal will discuss the complex interplay between place and memory.

Design Options for a Sustainable Financial System

Dec 01
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System are to hold a two-day convening of key academics at CIGI’s headquarters in Waterloo, Canada, starting on the evening of December 1st and ending in the early afternoon on December 3rd, 2014.

Roundtable on Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance

Dec 08
The emergence of an international Indigenous rights regime is a matter of both national and international importance. Understanding Indigenous territorial rights within the context of an international rights regime, and the Indigenous world views to which these rights are linked, will be essential for Canadian development interests and the long standing goal of reconciliation with Aboriginal peoples in Canada. International Indigenous rights recognition, Canada’s declared goal of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and national dependence on resource extraction necessitate the development of a new intercultural understanding of land and resource use, along with a refined and practical understanding of the meaning, application, and enforcement of domestic legal frameworks of consultation in keeping with Section 35 of the Canadian constitution and international standards of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC). There is an opportunity for CIGI to address one of the world’s most challenging governance issues and to advance research on the development of best practices through case studies on intercultural process of consultation and free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) in resource extraction in Canada and globally. A roundtable involving Indigenous leaders and scholars, and other scholars working in the area, will be convened to discuss the concept, design, and feasibility of an Indigenous rights and resource governance stream at CIGI. Participants will discuss the nature and focus of a research program which would address the gap between domestic legal environments, emerging international Indigenous rights frameworks, and resource governance challenges, both nationally and globally.

Beyond the Euro Crisis: Financial and Macroeconomic Stability in a QE Environment

Dec 10
Global Economy Program Director Domenico Lombardi and CIGI researchers David Kempthorne, Malcolm Knight, Manuela Moschella and Miranda Xafa will participate in a conference in Rome, Italy on the euro zone debt crisis and if the policies of Europe's monetary union have secured confidence in the stability of the European financial system.

International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Conference

Feb 18
A major international scholarly event, the theme of ISA 2015 is Global IR and Regional Worlds: A New Agenda for International Studies. The International Studies Association (ISA) has been the premier organization for connecting scholars and practitioners in fields of international studies since 1959. Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field.