The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA)’s public event scheduled for May 3, Rio+20: A Waste of Time or a New Beginning?, has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.
CIGI supports academic freedom and upholds value of partnerships in Balsillie School of International Affairs
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) remains confident in the value and integrity of its partnership with two local universities in the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), under a governance framework that fully protects academic freedom.
CIGI appoints Fen Osler Hampson as a Distinguished Fellow and Director of Global Security research program
The Centre for International Governance Innovation is pleased to announce the appointment of Fen Osler Hampson as a Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Security research program, effective July 1, 2012.
An examination of two peace processes in Africa shows that luxurious perks for delegates can unintentionally derail peace talks, according to a new paper issued by the Africa Initiative and CIGI.
Through short-term academic opportunities for cross-continent research, the Africa Initiative Graduate Research program is supporting 10 Africa-based and 10 Canada-based graduate students with over $200,000 in funding to facilitate research on critical issues facing Africa.
Looking for expert commentary on the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group? The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have experts available for media interviews.
CIGI, along with the Bank of Mexico and the Bank of Canada, was a co-sponsor of a conference on the strengthening of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), held in Mexico City April 12-13, 2012.
CIGI paper by former UN deputy secretary-general assesses post-Cold War peacekeeping efforts and reforms
United Nations peacekeeping, “still the best tool available for the international community to help post-conflict states,” has been the object of numerous reforms over the last two decades, giving the UN a much-needed professional capacity to command, control and manage increasingly complex missions says a new report by CIGI.
From food security to the engagement of emerging donors, serious policy challenges facing Africa will be at the forefront of 15 researchers’ fieldwork thanks to the Africa Initiative’s 2012 research grants of up to $15,000, it was announced today.
The Centre for International Governance Innovation remains committed to pursuing a program of research into international law. Under an agreement signed by CIGI and York University last year, a $60 million, 10-year program would have created 10 research chairs and 20 scholarships jointly. York advised CIGI today that the faculty council at Osgoode Hall Law School, which would have been a major implementing faculty, decided not to proceed with that plan.
How can the international community bring Iran in from the cold of its international isolation? What will it take to avoid war, and deal constructively, with a country that is widely believed to be seeking nuclear weapons capabilities? The next CIGI Signature Lecture, April 11, 2012, will explore these issues.