New CIGI broadcast studio available for live interviews, facilities rental

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
News Release
News broadcasters can now more easily stage live double-ended interviews with experts on world issues, thanks to the opening of a new state-of-the-art studio at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Muzzled Media: CIGI panel to discuss dangers facing foreign correspondents

Monday, June 13, 2011
News Release
As part of its annual public media event, CIGI hosts five leading Canadian journalists to discuss the dangers facing foreign correspondents. This year's theme is “Muzzled Media: The Global Challenge.” Panellists include: moderator Lynn Haddrall (Waterloo Region Record); Michelle Shephard (The Toronto Star); Allan Thompson (Carleton University); Anna Maria Tremonti (CBC Radio One); and Sonia Verma (The Globe and Mail).

Four Canadians among recipients of CIGI-INET research grants

Thursday, June 9, 2011
New York, NY, and Waterloo, Canada — June 9 —Four Canadians are among 23 recipients of a total of more than $3 million in grants for research projects, announced today by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

CIGI website offers news media better access to experts, for informed comment on global issues

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
To provide media with better access to expert commentary on pressing global issues, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) has launched a redesigned website at

MEDIA REMINDER: IMF's Ruben Lamdany to deliver CIGI signature lecture

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tonight at 7 p.m., Ruben Lamdany will address this question when he presents his keynote address as part of The Centre for International Governance Innovation's (CIGI) Signature Lecture, "Groupthink and Overconfidence: Predictive Failures in the Global Economic Crisis."

New CIGI publications chronicle summitry evolution, G8, G20 and UN roles ahead of Deauville G8 Summit

Thursday, May 26, 2011
News Release
Can the G8 and the G20 continue to co-exist? And, if so, what should the United Nations’ relationship be with each organization? These are among the key questions outlined in two new publications from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), being released to coincide with the 2011 G8 Summit in Deauville, France.

Ten years later, China’s positive trade experience proves gloomy predictions wrong

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
News Release
Ten years of membership in the World Trade Organization have helped drive China toward market reforms, while proving wrong the “doom and gloom” Chinese predictions of harm, two new CIGI commentaries argue.

CIGI experts available for comment on G8 agenda during Deauville Summit

Friday, May 20, 2011
Media advisory
Looking for expert commentary on the G8 summit? The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have many of its experts available to comment on the 2011 G8 Summit, which runs May 26 to 27 in Deauville, France.

Ben Rowswell to deliver signature lecture on democratic transition in Egypt

Thursday, May 12, 2011
News Release
Egypt’s political revolution fulfilled many hopes, yet set off deep implications for regional and global security. What transitional challenges does the country now face, and how can Canadians help ensure that democracy and stability prevail? Ben Rowswell will discuss these topics May 18.

What in the world are we thinking about? CIGI takes part in CU Expo 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Media Advisory
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to take part in CU Expo 2011, a Canadian-led conference expected to draw 600 people to Waterloo Region from May 10-14.

CIGI appoints Susan Schadler and Simon Zadek as senior visiting fellows

Monday, May 9, 2011
Susan Schadler has spent more than three decades in senior research positions at the International Monetary Fund. Simon Zadek’s work on responsible competitiveness and collaborative governance is used extensively by practitioners, policy makers and academics. He is a non-resident fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a senior adviser on sustainability to the World Economic Forum.

Africa Initiative grant supports 15 students with funding for field-based research in Africa

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
News Release
The Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant is investing $150,000 to support 15 research projects. Select grant recipients will be invited to present their research at a conference planned for 2013, outlining the major findings, research, and publications resulting from the overall project.