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Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: CIGI study commends IAEA but proposes strengthening and reform

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
News Release
A report on the IAEA is being released today in Vienna, Austria. Issued by CIGI and the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance, the report by CIGI Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay makes multiple recommendations, both strategic and programmatic, for strengthening and reform of the IAEA.

CIGI experts available for comment on G20 Summit in Los Cabos

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Media advisory
Looking for expert commentary ahead of and during next week’s G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico? CIGI G20 experts will be available for media interviews, from LosCabos and offsite, from June 16-20.

Balsillie School and CIGI co-host public event on media coverage of the Arab uprisings

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
News release
For a better understanding of the emerging political and media issues in the Arab world, the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are presenting journalist Habib Battah in conversation with Middle East expert Bessma Momani, who is a CIGI senior fellow and BSIA professor.

Practical measurements urged for 12 new post-2015 Millennium Development Goals

Thursday, June 7, 2012
News Release
Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) require practical indicators – or else they will “remain purely aspirational and progress cannot be measured,” says a new conference report published by CIGI.

Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: major recommendations for IAEA to be presented at Chatham House in U.K.

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Media Advisory
The findings of a two-year research project on the International Atomic Energy Agency will be presented by author and nuclear governance expert Trevor Findlay at Chatham House on June 14, 2012 at 6 p.m. He will be introduced by Patricia Lewis, Director of International Security at Chatham House.

Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: major recommendations for IAEA reform to be presented in Vienna

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Media Advisory
The findings of a two-year research project on the International Atomic Energy Agency will be presented by author and nuclear governance expert Trevor Findlay at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation on June 13, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. He will be introduced by Elena Sokova, executive director, VCDNP.

G20 leaders should admit past failures and commit to real progress at Los Cabos summit, CIGI experts say

Monday, June 4, 2012
News Release
Looking ahead to the G20 Leaders’ Summit, June 18-19 in Los Cabos, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) has published a commentary series offering policy analysis and prescriptions for the international economic forum.

CIGI announces eight collaborative research awards for professors at Laurier and University of Waterloo

Thursday, May 31, 2012
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) today announced that eight research projects directed by faculty members at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo are being supported by CIGI research awards.

Arif Z. Lalani appointed to CIGI board of directors

Monday, May 28, 2012
News Release
CIGI is pleased to announce the appointment of Arif Z. Lalani to its operating board of directors. Mr. Lalani is Director-General for Strategic Policy at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT).

Engagement with non-state actors can achieve better results for security-sector reform, says CIGI paper

Thursday, May 24, 2012
News Release
The state-centric approach to security sector reform (SSR) has had modest results at best – a consequence of overestimating the degree and role of modern statehood in various locations. To better respond to “an era of plural and multifaceted governance,” policy-makers and international donors supporting SSR should consider engagement with non-state actors, says a new paper issued by CIGI.

Distinguished panel of journalists to discuss national biases in world news coverage, at annual media panel

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Media Advisory
How does the national identity of journalists, media companies or audiences affect the reporting of conflicts and crises that surround us? CIGI and the Canadian International Council Waterloo Region Branch are proud to present the fifth annual media panel, “Bordered Biases: National Identity in World News Coverage.”

Lloyd Axworthy to give public lecture on Arab Spring, deliver keynote to global governance students in Waterloo

Thursday, May 17, 2012
Media Advisory
Lloyd Axworthy, president and vice-chancellor of The University of Winnipeg, will participate in two events at the CIGI Campus while in Waterloo, on May 24 and May 25, 2012. While serving as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Axworthy became internationally known for his advancement of the human security concept, and he continues to be active in discussions on global affairs.