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Public event on Rio+20 CANCELLED

Monday, April 30, 2012
Media Advisory
The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA)’s public event scheduled for May 3, Rio+20: A Waste of Time or a New Beginning?, has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

CIGI supports academic freedom and upholds value of partnerships in Balsillie School of International Affairs

Friday, April 27, 2012
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) remains confident in the value and integrity of its partnership with two local universities in the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), under a governance framework that fully protects academic freedom.

CIGI appoints Fen Osler Hampson as a Distinguished Fellow and Director of Global Security research program

Friday, April 27, 2012
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation is pleased to announce the appointment of Fen Osler Hampson as a Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Security research program, effective July 1, 2012.

Diplomatic perks can influence peace talk outcomes, new study concludes

Thursday, April 26, 2012
News Release
An examination of two peace processes in Africa shows that luxurious perks for delegates can unintentionally derail peace talks, according to a new paper issued by the Africa Initiative and CIGI.

Support for 20 Graduate Students Will Enrich Policy-Relevant Research on Africa

Monday, April 23, 2012
News Release
Through short-term academic opportunities for cross-continent research, the Africa Initiative Graduate Research program is supporting 10 Africa-based and 10 Canada-based graduate students with over $200,000 in funding to facilitate research on critical issues facing Africa.

CIGI experts available for comment on IMF and World Bank Group spring meetings

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Media advisory
Looking for expert commentary on the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group? The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have experts available for media interviews.

CIGI co-sponsors conference on strengthening the FSB

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
News Release
CIGI, along with the Bank of Mexico and the Bank of Canada, was a co-sponsor of a conference on the strengthening of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), held in Mexico City April 12-13, 2012.

CIGI paper by former UN deputy secretary-general assesses post-Cold War peacekeeping efforts and reforms

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
News Release
United Nations peacekeeping, “still the best tool available for the international community to help post-conflict states,” has been the object of numerous reforms over the last two decades, giving the UN a much-needed professional capacity to command, control and manage increasingly complex missions says a new report by CIGI.

Grants send leading scholars to 15 African countries for policy-relevant research

Thursday, April 5, 2012
News Release
From food security to the engagement of emerging donors, serious policy challenges facing Africa will be at the forefront of 15 researchers’ fieldwork thanks to the Africa Initiative’s 2012 research grants of up to $15,000, it was announced today.

CIGI remains committed to program of research into international law

Monday, April 2, 2012
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation remains committed to pursuing a program of research into international law. Under an agreement signed by CIGI and York University last year, a $60 million, 10-year program would have created 10 research chairs and 20 scholarships jointly. York advised CIGI today that the faculty council at Osgoode Hall Law School, which would have been a major implementing faculty, decided not to proceed with that plan.

Former Iranian and US ambassadors to discuss the global security implications of Iran and the West

Monday, April 2, 2012
Media Advisory
How can the international community bring Iran in from the cold of its international isolation? What will it take to avoid war, and deal constructively, with a country that is widely believed to be seeking nuclear weapons capabilities? The next CIGI Signature Lecture, April 11, 2012, will explore these issues.

Rohinton Medhora appointed incoming president of CIGI

Friday, March 30, 2012
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rohinton Medhora as president, effective May 19, 2012.