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Africa Portal’s new “Community of Practice” blog offers collaborative space for insight on African research trends

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
News Release
The Africa Portal invites policy makers, journalists, researchers and students conducting work on African policy issues to explore Community of Practice, a new blog offering fresh insight on Africa-related research.

Expected growth in private security firms puts pressure on Haiti to fix regulatory regime, says new paper

Monday, July 9, 2012
News Release
Haiti needs tougher laws to control the rapid growth in private security forces, who are filling the void left by a shortage of public police, a new CIGI paper recommends.

Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: major recommendations for IAEA to be presented at NPSIA, Carleton University

Thursday, July 5, 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 Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs on July 10, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

Deep gaps in global governance are impeding progress on many worldwide challenges, CIGI report says

Friday, June 29, 2012
News Release
Critical gaps in almost every sector of global governance and coordination arrangements are impeding progress in addressing a wide range of the world’s most pressing challenges, a new CIGI report says.

IMF ill-equipped to lead efforts to shrink global imbalances, CIGI paper says

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
News Release
Past failures in addressing global economic imbalances suggest the International Monetary Fund is poorly positioned to lead such efforts in the future, says CIGI’s new behind-the-scenes account of IMF activities prior to the global financial crisis.

CIGI Campus design wins international architectural award

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
News Release
The Royal Institute of British Architects has named the CIGI Campus, designed by Toronto’s Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB), as one of the recipients of its 2012 International Award for Architecture.

New book released by NPSIA and CIGI focuses on Canada and Mexico’s “Unfinished Agenda”

Friday, June 22, 2012
News Release
The latest installment of the Canada Among Nations series, "Canada Among Nations 2011-2012: Canada and Mexico’s Unfinished Agenda," provides an insightful examination of Canada’s relationship with one of its most important trade and investment partners: Mexico. The new book was released in May 2012 by CIGI and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University.

UN electoral certification most effective when flexible, according to first installment in new policy brief series

Friday, June 22, 2012
News Release
A new policy brief series from CIGI and the Africa Initiative is highlighting crucial lessons for improving electoral certification, an emerging process used by the United Nations (UN) in its involvement in post-conflict elections.

CIGI experts available for comment on UN's ‘Rio+20’ conference

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Media advisory
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have experts in Rio de Janeiro and offsite, from June 20 to 22 and available for media interviews on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

G20 summit yields useful commitments to euro reforms, better framing of global choices: CIGI experts

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
News release
The Los Cabos G20 summit resulted in an important commitment by Europe to reform its troubled banking system. At the same time, the summit marked a useful movement away from a false debate about austerity versus growth, and toward a more useful global political conversation about balancing of prudence versus generosity.

Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: major recommendations for IAEA to be presented in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, June 19, 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 SIPRI North America on June 25, 2012 at 12 p.m. He will be introduced by Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, executive director, SIPRI North America.

MEDIA BRIEFING: ‘The G20 Final Declaration – What to Look For’

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Media advisory
How can the G20 leaders move beyond past failures to meet their commitments, using their Final Declaration today to demonstrate collective action on the global economy? What can the world realistically expect from the Los Cabos summit? For answers to these questions, attend a 9:30 a.m. (MT) press briefing on Tuesday, June 19, at the G20 International Media Centre, in Room MM2 near Reception at the Grand Faro hotel in San Jose del Cabo.