Canada Among Nations 2013 Book Review

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Lynette Gwantwa Mwaikinda
African Development Review
"[The] editors of the book must be commended for the excellent structure, organization, and consistency across chapter contributions to the theme of the book. The book is a must read for all development economists and policy‐makers on both sides," says Lynette Gwantwa Mwaikinda, in her review of Canada Among Nations 2013.

Brian Mulroney and Stephen Lewis on principled leadership in foreign affairs

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Michael Valpy
University of Toronto News
CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House comments on Canada's principled leadership in foreign affairs from former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and former United Nations Ambassador Stephen Lewis. “Today, you've made it respectable to be nostalgic for the ‘80s,” House said at a panel symposium at the University of Toronto.

Wolf: «Per cambiare il mondo bisogna innovare il pensiero economico»

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Francesco Anesi
Corriere della Sera (article in Italian)
Corriere della Sera's Francesco Anesi interviews the conference panelist and Financial Times' commentator Martin Wolf, at the CIGI co-sponsored Human After All conference. (NOTE: This article is only available in Italian.)

Taxes pay for robots, but robots don’t pay taxes

Monday, April 14, 2014
Konrad Yakabuski
The Globe and Mail
"How do the governments that helped create this wealth – few innovations occur without direct or indirect government assistance – capture more of it for the benefit of all citizens?" writes Konrad Yakabuski, in summarizing the CIGI co-sponsored conference Human After All.

Ma gli economisti sono ancora umani?

Monday, April 14, 2014
Francesco Anesi
Corriere della Sera (article in Italian)
Corriere della Sera's Francesco Anesi presents an overview of the Human After All conferece, which CIGI co-sponsored with the Institute for New Economic Thinking. (NOTE: This article is only available in Italian.)

Eight Hopeful Legacies of the Arab Spring

Monday, April 14, 2014
John Cassidy
The New Yorker, Rational Irrationality
The New Yorker's John Cassidy cites CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani on why there is still hope for the Arab Spring.

Vecchiaia e debito, quelle zavorre insostenibili dell’Europa

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Marco Valerio Lo Prete
il Foglio (aritcle in Italian)
il Foglio summarizes the session on sovereign debt at the Human After All conference, which featured CIGI's Brett House and Domenico Lombardi. (NOTE: This article is only available in Italian.)

Russia, US Still Competing for Influence in Middle East

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Mohamed Elshinnawi
Voice of America
“[Putin's] drive into the Middle East reflects his own interest to be remembered as the leader who brought back Russian power and a sense of dignity to the Russians who felt it has been lacking since the breakdown of the Soviet Union,” says CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani.

IMF urges Congress to back reforms giving fund more clout

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Don Lee
Los Angeles Times
“It goes beyond the IMF itself,” says Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, commenting on possible implications of the US's long delay in ratifying changes to the International Monetary Fund's quota system/

Occidente lento

Friday, April 11, 2014
Marco Valerio Lo Prete
il Foglio (aritcle in Italian)
This article summarizes the Human After All conference, which CIGi co-sponsored with the Institute for New Economic Thinking. (NOTE: This article is only available in Italian.)

Banks still too big to fail, and getting bigger

Friday, April 11, 2014
Brian Milner
The Globe and Mail
"Whether in structure or incentives, we have not seen very much repaired. …We are seeing almost no valuable reformation of the system we inherited," says Andrew Haldane, the Bank of England’s executive director for financial stability, speaking at a the CIGI-co-sponsored Human After All conference.

New director of international law research program at CIGI announced

Friday, April 11, 2014
Record Staff
Waterloo Region Record
The Waterloo Region Record reports on the appointment of Oonagh Fitzgerald as director of CIGI's International Law Research Program.