The Waterloo Region Record reports that "Fen Osler Hampson, a leading scholar in international security, has been named a distinguished fellow and director of the global security research program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation based in Waterloo."
The Ottawa Citizen reports on Fen Osler Hampson joining CIGI as a distinguished fellow and director of the global security research program.
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker is being inducted into the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame for his distinguished career as a Canadian diplomat.
In an interview with La Presse, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Louise Frechette comments that the UN mission in Syria is "an important set in the implementation of the Annan Plan." She comments that "the reality is that, currently, there is no alternative plan."
“It’s a bad sign for the global economy,” says CIGI economist Badye Essid, commenting on cooling growth figures from the BRICS countries.
In a NY Daily News article on Angelina Jolie being named the Special Envoy of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Andrew Cooper says "there is a great danger in overdoing it and pretending to be an expert where you're not...Celebrities need to have finesse about these things — pick your spots, pick your expertise and pick your issues, but don't overdo it."
CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani says Dr. Jim Yong Kim comes to the role of World Bank president "without understanding both the policy side and the economic side" of development.
CIGI's Andy Best, research coordinator for the Africa Initiative, speaks to Radio Canada International's The Link about one of the 15 recent grants announced by the Africa Initiative. Canadian-based researcher Shishir Shahnawaz will be exploring the engagement of emerging powers in Africa.
“ All indications are that this 'emerging-powers club will continue to grow into a significant agenda-setting body,” CIGI Distinguished Fellow Jorge says of the fourth annual BRICS summit, as part of the Latin America Advisor's Featured Q&A.
In an article in The Globe and Mail, CIGI Senior Fellow Gregory Chin comments that China's decision to allow its currency to rise or fall by 1 percent from the price it sets at the start of each trading day is a "major step."
In The Globe and Mail, Gwyn Morgan looks at the future and lack of research collaboration between universities and the public sector, in light of the recent proposed partnership between CIGI and York University.
"Consistency in [G20] membership is important to ensure continuity of action but you want the players with the most power at the table. There is no easy way to establish a satisfactory criterion or weighting for G20 membership," says CIGI Project Officer Deanne Leifso. (Note: This article is only available in Polish.)