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CIGI launches Advisory Committee for International Law Research Program with appointment of five experts

Thursday, July 31, 2014
News Release
CIGI has appointed five experts to its International Law Research Program’s new Advisory Committee.

CIGI report commends BRICS’ environmental progress but calls for clarity on priorities of new development bank

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
News Release
A new report from CIGI says more needs to be done to clarify the partially incompatible priorities — infrastructure and sustainable development — of the new BRICS-led development bank.

Delays in trans-Atlantic trade agreements offer chance for reflection, CIGI report says

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
News Release
A new report from CIGI predicts that successfully concluding the negotiations of two large trans-Atlantic trade agreements will take longer than expected. But those invested in either process should welcome the delays as a good chance for negotiators and the wider public to reflect on these agreements, which will have far-reaching implications for the future of international trade, the CIGI report says.

Four criteria should drive African Union’s priorities for post-2015 development goals, says CIGI report

Friday, July 18, 2014
News Release
In order to have an impact in the post-2015 development goals debate, the African Union (AU) should strategically use four key criteria to cut their 29 recommendations down to five priority areas, according to a new report released by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

China’s stance on ‘mega deals’ will shape its economy and international trading system, CIGI report says

Monday, July 14, 2014
News Release
China can influence the future development of the international trading system by its stance toward “mega deals,” according to a new report CIGI.

East Asian states declare growing interest in Arctic research, climate and resources, new CIGI book says

Thursday, July 3, 2014
News Release
Recent world troubles, including climate change, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and oil price volatility from the Arab Spring, are motivating East Asian states to become more deeply engaged in Arctic affairs, according to the editors of a new book released today by CIGI.

Economic espionage reckless threat to global economy not just individual states, says CIGI report

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
News Release
Economic espionage and cybercrime are short-sighted activities that jeopardize Internet stability and global online commerce, according to a new report issued by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

G20 Sherpa for host Australia to address Ottawa audience on agenda and challenges for 2014 summit in Brisbane

Monday, June 23, 2014
Media Advisory
CIGI invites media to cover its CIGI Global Policy Forum, “Shifting Gear — Reshaping the G20 and Addressing the Global Growth Challenge,” on July 2, 2014, at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, Canada.

CIGI hosting Rick Haldenby lecture on Uptown Waterloo architecture, as part of Summer Lights Festival

Friday, June 20, 2014
Media Advisory
As part of the inaugural Summer Lights Festival, CIGI is hosting a free public lecture with local architect Rick Haldenby, who will discuss the award-winning architecture at the corner of Erb and Caroline streets in Uptown Waterloo.

Claims of excessive force in Bosnia highlight need for EU to support country’s police reform, says CIGI report

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
News Release
In light of recent claims over the use of excessive police force, Bosnia-Herzegovina’s (Bosnia) stalled police-reform efforts need greater attention from the European Union (EU), according to a new policy brief issued by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

CIGI commissions New Rules for Global Finance Coalition to initiate global consultations on sovereign debt restructuring

Monday, June 16, 2014
News Release
CIGI) will task the New Rules for Global Finance Coalition (New Rules) with leading collective consultations with global civil society on sovereign debt restructuring.

Journalists in Exile: CIGI panel to discuss the fight for free expression worldwide

Monday, June 16, 2014
Media Advisory
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Canadian International Council (CIC) Waterloo Region Branch are pleased to welcome leading international journalists to their annual media panel, this year entitled “Journalists in Exile: The Fight for Free Expression.”