Wednesday, February 26, 2014
This April will mark the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide — a tragic experience in modern history when the international community failed to take moral and political action. To reflect on the anniversary, we speak to Elisabeth King, a consultant with CIGI’s Africa Initiative and author of the new book From Classrooms to Conflict in Rwanda.
Friday, January 10, 2014
From territorial claims to resource extraction, the Arctic increasingly remains a venue for competing interests. To learn more about what’s in store for this region in 2014, we speak to CIGI Senior Fellow John Higginbotham, who leads CIGI global security research project on Arctic governance.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Fen Osler Hampson, Director of CIGI's Global Security Program, offers his thoughts on the year that was in global security and what we can expect in 2014.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Early this week, it was announced that an interim deal was reached on Iran’s nuclear program, brokered the United States and its P5+1 partners. To learn more about this agreement, we speak to CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani.
Monday, November 25, 2013
In late October, it was reported that “hackers within the Anonymous collective [were] intensifying their campaign against the Assad regime.” To learn more about this, we speak to CIGI’s Internet governance experts Mark Raymond and Aaron Shull.
Monday, November 11, 2013
In October, the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons “for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.” To learn more about the implications of this occasion, we speak to Simon Palamar, research assistant with CIGI’s Global Security Program.
Friday, October 18, 2013
The African continent is undergoing significant change. Indeed, this is the focus of the latest CIGI co-published installment in the Canada Among Nations book series — of which our interviewee is a contributor. To learn more about Africa’s development and current challenges, we speak to CIGI Senior Fellow Robert Rotberg, who, in addition to authoring a chapter in Canada-Africa Relations: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, has also just released a new book entitled Africa Emerges: Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities (Polity, 2013).
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
History as a field of study allows us to shape the future by learning from our mistakes. As we approach the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, we reflect on his time in office and the decisions that were made following his presidency — especially in the escalation of the Vietnam War. To learn more about what lessons we can take, we speak to CIGI Chair of Foreign Policy Development James Blight and his colleague and project partner for Avoiding Nuclear War, janet Lang.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Beginning last week, world leaders from 21 countries in the Asia-Pacific region are gathering at the 2013 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bali, Indonesia. To learn more about this forum and why it’s still relevant to global governance and Canada, we speak to CIGI Distinguished Fellow Len Edwards.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Last week, CIGI released the newest edition of A Diplomat’s Handbook for Democracy Development Support, co-published with the Council for a Community of Democracies. Authored by Jeremy Kinsman and Kurt Bassuener, the Handbook presents a wide variety of on-the-ground diplomatic experiences. To learn more about the goals of this third edition, we speak to Ambassador Kinsman, a scholar at the University of California’s Institute of Governmental Studies and Ryerson University, and former Canadian ambassador to Moscow, Rome, London and the European Union in Brussels.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI’s Global Economy Program, discusses the upcoming G20 Leaders’ Summit, in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
This month, the United States holds the presidency of the United Nations Security Council. It’s reported that in addition to monitoring events in Syria and Mali, as well as conducting several briefings and mandate adoptions, the Council will focus on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes, and hold open debates on the Middle East and the protection of journalists. To learn more about what to expect from this month at the UNSC, we speak to Canada’s former ambassador to the UN and CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker.