Accra, Ghana - Leading international academics and policy-makers from Africa and around the world will attend a conference in Ghana in early December to examine the role of the private sector in Africa - the driving force behind the region's economic reconstruction.
Waterloo, Canada - On December 1st and 2nd, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will host a conference in recognition of the 10th Anniversary of the signing of the Ottawa Treaty banning landmines. The Treaty prohibits the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines.
Waterloo, Canada - Academics, humanitarian assistance workers, military, and diplomatic personnel with direct experience in Africa will gather in Waterloo this Friday to analyze the role of international intervention and recovery efforts in Sierra Leone.
Waterloo, Canada - Four major United Nations programs and funds, including UNICEF, have formed content partnerships with the Centre for International Governance Innovation's open access international governance library.
Istanbul Turkey - Thirty distinguished civil society representatives, international officials, former diplomats and generals, academics and journalists from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Algeria, as well as Canada and the U.S. and the UN, met in Istanbul recently to consider how to raise public consciousness and press decision-makers to protect civilians caught in conflict. The Bosphorus Consensus is their answer.
Waterloo, Canada - Research Papers in Economics (RePEC) announced today its ranking for Top Institutions and Economists in Canada. John Whalley, distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is ranked as the top economic author in the country.
Waterloo, Canada - Renowned scholars and practitioners with direct experience in some of the most challenging cases of international justice offer new perspective on the complex issues of atrocities and accountability facing societies trying to rebuild from conflict in a book released this month by the United Nations University Press.
Waterloo, Canada - The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Paradigm Publishers/UBC Press announced today the release of Celebrity Diplomacy, the first in-depth study examining this new phenomenon in international relations as a serious global trend with important implications.
Waterloo, Ontario - The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is hosting "Voices on the Rise: Afghan Woman Making the News," a photojournalism exhibit that offers a glimpse into the lives of Afghan women journalists, writers, photographers, filmmakers, activists and politicians and the challenges they face as they struggle to balance new found freedoms with traditional responsibilities - all the while struggling with the ghosts of their country's past.