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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.

Grants of up to $250,000 available for researchers through CIGI-INET’s Spring 2012 Program

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Declan Kelly and Eric J. Weiner
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) are accepting research proposals for their joint Spring 2012 Grant Program, with grants ranging in value from $25,000 to $250,000.

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.