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Governance and Innovation: South Africa after Mandela

Friday, November 21, 2014
Interview
Although it currently ranks fourth on the Index of African Governance, South Africa still has a long way to go to improve its governance systems. Struggling with corruption, scandal and an unstimulated economy, is the nation is failing to carry on the legacy of strength and progress, kindled by Nelson Mandela? In the forthcoming volume, Governance and Innovation: South Africa after Mandela, editor and CIGI Senior Fellow Robert I. Rotberg addresses the governance challenges facing South Africa in the post-Mandela era. We speak to him about this new book.

Ebola and Global Governance

Friday, October 31, 2014
Interview
As of last week, there have been over 12,000 suspected cases of, and over 5,000 deaths caused by, Ebola. In coordinating a response, the international community has worked through the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, a partnership including the World Health Organization, World Bank Group, Médecins Sans Frontières, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To learn more about how these global governance institutions have responded to this situation, we speak to CIGI Chair of Global Health Alan Whiteside.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper to address UN General Assembly

Monday, September 22, 2014
Interview
This week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will address the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. We speak to CIGI experts Fen Osler Hampson and John Ibbitson for insight on why Mr. Harper has decided to address this audience for the first time since 2010.

NETmundial outcomes and Global Commission prospects

Friday, May 16, 2014
Interview
Late last month, stakeholders from around the world gathered at NETmundial in São Paulo, Brazil to discuss the future of Internet governance. To learn more about this summit’s outcomes, we speak to CIGI Distinguished Fellow Gordon Smith, who is also deputy chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG). Smith also sheds light on the GCIG, in advance of its first meeting this May in Stockholm.

Internationalization of the Renminbi

Monday, April 28, 2014
Barry Eichengreen
Interview
The Chinese government’s active promotion of the internationalization of the renminbi (RMB) raises questions related to motivation, financial reform, credibility and international financial stability. To learn more about the situation in these and other areas, CIGI Senior Fellow Hongying Wang speaks with CIGI-INET grantee Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science at the University of California, Berkeley, and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

China and Japan in the East China Sea

Monday, April 14, 2014
Interview
The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands continue to be a cause of contestation for Sino-Japanese relations, and a source of tension for the Asia-Pacific region more broadly. To learn more about maritime relations between China and Japan, we speak to CIGI Research Fellow James Manicom. He is the author of a new book, Bridging Troubled Waters: China, Japan, and Maritime Order in the East China Sea.

Ukraine, Crimea and Russia - Part II

Monday, March 31, 2014
Interview
Developments in Ukraine, and between Crimea and Russia, have been causing great anxiety among international observers. To learn more about this situation, CIGI presents a two-part interview. This week, we speak to CIGI Research Associate Skylar Brooks, on the global economic dimensions of this situation. This follows last week’s analysis, in which Research Assistant Simon Palamar discussed the main security aspects of the situation.

Evolutions in International Development

Friday, March 28, 2014
Interview
CIGI President Rohinton Medhora is the co-editor of a new volume entitled International Development: Ideas, Experience, & Prospects (Oxford University Press, 2014). This week, we speak to him to learn more about the aims and approach of this publication, which includes over 80 contributors from around the world.

Ukraine, Crimea and Russia - Part 1

Friday, March 21, 2014
Interview
Developments in Ukraine, and between Crimea and Russia, have been causing great anxiety among international observers. To learn more about this situation, CIGI presents a two-part interview. This week, we speak to Global Security & Politics Research Assistant Simon Palamar. Look forward to next week’s analysis with CIGI Research Associate Skylar Brooks on the global economic dimensions on this situation.

From Classrooms to Conflict in Rwanda

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Interview
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.

What's in store for the Arctic?

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.

Hampson: Risk of military conflict on Korean peninsula a concern for 2014

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.