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Students presented with prize for exceptional work, as Africa Initiative prepares for book launch

Friday, August 17, 2012
News Release
Beth Rachlis and George M. Bob-Milliar, participants in the Africa Initiative’s 2011 graduate research grant program, are receiving $1,000 awards for their significant contribution to research on African policy issues. Their work will also be included in a forthcoming book, "Africa Rising – A Continent’s Future through the Eyes of Emerging Scholars."

Research from Malawi identifies policies to reduce maternal HIV transmissions

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
News Release
The success of new maternal HIV programs will depend on efficiently organized health services and overcoming perceptions and attitudes toward HIV testing and results, according to a new policy brief.

CIGI Campus shortlisted for 2012 World Architecture Festival Award

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
News Release
The CIGI Campus has been shortlisted for a second international architecture award, this one from the 2012 World Architecture Festival (WAF).

CIGI commentaries track progress on RMB internationalization and global monetary reform

Thursday, July 26, 2012
News release
Beijing’s decision to name another RMB-clearing bank in the near future in Singapore suggests that China’s regulatory authorities are ready, once again, to raise the quotas on offshore renminbi (RMB) transactions, says a new CIGI commentary series.

Lessons from Haiti and Japan show need for greater coordination, more communication, respect for local authority and attention to mental health

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
News Release
Experiences in Haiti and Japan offer lessons on how the international community can improve responses to disaster, says the first installment of a new policy brief series from CIGI and the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Rwanda should support exhumations to help overcome psychological damage caused by genocide, according to new policy brief

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
News Release
Post-genocide exhumations and the creation of a DNA database can help genuine post-conflict reconciliation in Rwanda, says the latest installment in the policy brief series issued by the Africa Initiative and CIGI.

CIGI report on regulatory failings in run-up to financial crisis questions FSB’s ability to succeed in its current form

Monday, July 16, 2012
News Release
International regulators failed to keep pace with the globalization of the financial system in the run-up to the financial crisis in 2007 — a failing thathighlights the magnitude of the current challenges in managing the international financial system, says a new CIGI paper.

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.