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Public panel opens CIGI conference on scientific policy implications for geoengineering

Monday, January 16, 2012
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CIGI is hosting the public panel Geoengineering Our Climate: Science, Ethics and Governance, from 5:30 to 7 pm, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Ottawa’s Lord Elgin Hotel (details below)

Signature Lecture to feature Daisy Rockwell on finding artistic inspiration in current global affairs

Thursday, January 12, 2012
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CIGI and CIC Waterloo are pleased to present US artist Daisy Rockwell and Christine Fair, assistant professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), in discussion at the next CIGI Signature Lecture.

Caribbean states should look to social partnerships to counter effects of economic and social crises, says new CIGI-CaPRI report

Friday, January 6, 2012
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Current economic challenges offer Caribbean governments an opportunity to implement innovative social partnerships that can address short-term and long-term problems, says a new paper released by CIGI and the Caribbean Policy Research Institute.

“Escape straitjacket of scientific and mathematic methods,” think tanks told in new report

Monday, December 12, 2011
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Think tanks can influence public debates and policy discussions, but they must operate in an environment where “logical leaps of the mind are nurtured” and not confined to epistemological straitjackets, says a new report by CIGI.

Fiscal asymmetries threaten euro zone’s survival, CIGI paper finds

Friday, December 9, 2011
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A narrow European monetary union centred around Germany, though better than the euro zone with a dependent central bank union, would not be in Germany’s interest, a new CIGI paper concludes.

CIGI appoints James A. Haley as Director, Global Economy

Friday, December 9, 2011
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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of James A. Haley as Director, Global Economy, effective January 9, 2012. Mr. Haley has served in a number of positions in Canada's federal Department of Finance, most recently as General Director, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch.

US firms operate in a very different world with China

Friday, December 9, 2011
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New challenges exist for US companies as the economic situation evolves with China, ten years after China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), says Robert Kapp, in a new special commentary for The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

CIGI special report outlines global climate governance challenges beyond COP17 and 2012

Thursday, December 8, 2011
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A sustained effort is required to reframe the global climate debate beyond 2012 in terms of economic opportunities and mutual benefits, a new special report issued by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) concludes.

Research awards of up to $15,000 now available for projects on policy-relevant challenges in Africa

Monday, December 5, 2011
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The Africa Initiative today announces a call for proposals as part of its research grant competition for 2012. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2012, and application material can be found on the Africa Portal.

Dealing with natural disaster at forefront of symposium to be held in Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Distinguished experts will convene at the Canadian embassy in Japan to discuss the experiences of the Haiti Earthquake of January 2010 and the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, in an effort to understand the best approach to international disaster relief.

Africa Portal celebrates 1st anniversary of online activity

Friday, November 25, 2011
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The Africa Portal today celebrates a significant milestone, as project members and content partners mark the first anniversary of the online hub and significant successes along the way.

CIGI experts available for comment on COP17

Thursday, November 24, 2011
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Looking for expert commentary on the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)? CIGI will have experts available from Durban, South Africa, as well as offsite via video link.