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.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
What is meant by governance — and more specifically, what is meant by “global” governance and “good” governance at the national and international level? Recently at the CIGI Campus, experts gathered to discuss these questions and how policy makers can innovate through governance indictors. We speak to global governance expert Robert I. Rotberg to learn more.
Friday, June 14, 2013
On June 17-18, 2013, official leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom will meet at Lough Erne for the 39th G8 summit. The summit’s stated priority is on supporting global economic development through advancing trade, ensuring tax compliance and promoting greater transparency. This week, experts Bessma Momani and David Welch explain how global security issues might take centre stage at the upcoming G8 summit.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
At the recent Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, the IMF outlined what it called “Steps to Energize Global Recovery.” These were generally met with skepticism, as many observers pointed to a global “stalemate” that is preventing the implementation of the international policy framework needed to address the remaining challenges from the global financial crisis. To get a better understanding of the situation and of the related discussions at the IMF meetings, we talk to Domenico Lombardi, director of CIGI’s Global Economy Program and a former member of the IMF executive board.