Main Content

Illegal migration and policy challenges in Africa’s most populous country require action, according to Nigerian researcher

Monday, March 26, 2012
News Release
Migrants, resorting to illegal means to leave Nigeria, combined with financial, legal and political shortcomings are causing significant management problems for the government, says Nigerian researcher Lanre Ikuteyijo.

Five Canadians among recipients of $4M in CIGI-INET research grants

Friday, March 23, 2012
News Release
Five Canadians are among 29 recipients of a total of $4 million in grants for research projects, announced by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

Ambassador Osamah Al Sanosi Ahmad to discuss “Saudi Arabia in the 21st Century” at CIGI-BSIA lecture

Monday, March 19, 2012
Media Advisory
Saudi Arabia’s Canadian Ambassador will be at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) on Friday, March 23, 2012 to deliver a signature lecture jointly presented by CIGI and the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Caribbean maritime infrastructure needs overhaul to keep pace with global supply chain, says new CIGI paper

Friday, March 16, 2012
News Release
Caribbean maritime infrastructure “needs to undergo a major physical, legislative and labour practices overhaul” in order to be sustainable and efficient, says a new paper by CIGI.

New CIGI interactive blogging platform offers expert commentary on global governance issues

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Media advisory
CIGI invites foreign affairs journalists seeking expert opinions on current global governance issues and trends to visit the new CIGI Blogs interactive platform.

CIGI founding member of Council of Councils, linking world’s leading foreign policy institutes

Monday, March 12, 2012
Declan Kelly and Council on Foreign Relations
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is proud to announce its membership in the inaugural Council of Councils, an international initiative to connect leading foreign policy institutes from around the world in a common conversation on issues of global governance and multilateral cooperation.

U of T professor John Kirton to discuss “Japan’s contribution to global governance” in live webcast

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Media Advisory
Japan’s evolving contribution to global governance – from international trade to nuclear safety – will be the focus of John Kirton’s lecture to be webcast live by CIGI on March 14, 2012.

Short-selling bans ineffective without international coordination, CIGI policy brief finds

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
News Release
Policy makers should implement short–selling bans only as a last resort, in response to financial crises, CIGI Senior Fellow Pierre Siklos concludes in a new policy brief.

US Ambassador David Jacobson to discuss the “Canada-US Innovation Partnership”

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Media Advisory
The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are pleased to present US Ambassador David Jacobson in a free public lecture at the CIGI Campus Auditorium on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

CIGI-INET conference convenes leading global experts to discuss managing and resolving sovereign debt crises

Friday, February 17, 2012
Media advisory
CIGI and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) invite media to register for the conference, Sovereign Debtors in Distress: Are Our Institutions Up to the Challenge?, being held February 24-26, 2012, at CIGI’s Waterloo headquarters.

Link between Kenyans’ health and use of chemicals in flower industry needs further examination, says UWO PhD researcher

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
News Release
Are chemicals used in growing flowers causing health problems in Naivasha, Kenya, or can illness in the community be attributed to various sources of stress? A PhD candidate from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) is conducting on-the-ground research to get at the root of this question.

Grant program supports student looking to influence public health policies in Rwanda

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
News Release
Massudi Hakizamungu is one of five students at the University of British Columbia, and among 30 throughout Canada and Africa, pursuing cross-continent research that will make important contributions to public policy in Africa, owing in part to graduate research funding offered by the Africa Initiative.