Global economic challenges and the outlook for Asia’s growth were the focus of Dr. Changyong Rhee’s keynote address, heard by a live global audience via webcast and a gathering of foreign dignitaries, public finance and development experts in Ottawa, Canada.
Though humanitarian grounds will never be the sole justification for violating the principle of state sovereignty, historical legacy is emerging as an important consideration for states weighing the costs of intervention, guest speaker Aly Verjee told an audience at CIGI.
As part of its partnership with the Institutue for New Economic Thinking, CIGI was a co-sponsor of the 2011 Crisis and Renewal Conference, held from April 8 to 11 in Bretton Woods. The event featured some of the biggest names in global economics, including Gordon Brown, Kenneth Rogoff, Joseph Stiglitz, Larry Summers, Adair Lord Turner and Paul Volcker.
Pakistan continues to occupy a serious place in the minds of Canadians, Anatol Lieven explained during a Signature Lecture at CIGI on April 8. With an estimated population of over 200 million people, the country serves as a temporal reminder of the war in Afghanistan, and is also “organically linked” by the large Pakistani diaspora that now calls Canada home.