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CIGI paper by former UN deputy secretary-general assesses post-Cold War peacekeeping efforts and reforms

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
News Release
United Nations peacekeeping, “still the best tool available for the international community to help post-conflict states,” has been the object of numerous reforms over the last two decades, giving the UN a much-needed professional capacity to command, control and manage increasingly complex missions says a new report by CIGI.

Grants send leading scholars to 15 African countries for policy-relevant research

Thursday, April 5, 2012
News Release
From food security to the engagement of emerging donors, serious policy challenges facing Africa will be at the forefront of 15 researchers’ fieldwork thanks to the Africa Initiative’s 2012 research grants of up to $15,000, it was announced today.

CIGI remains committed to program of research into international law

Monday, April 2, 2012
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation remains committed to pursuing a program of research into international law. Under an agreement signed by CIGI and York University last year, a $60 million, 10-year program would have created 10 research chairs and 20 scholarships jointly. York advised CIGI today that the faculty council at Osgoode Hall Law School, which would have been a major implementing faculty, decided not to proceed with that plan.

Former Iranian and US ambassadors to discuss the global security implications of Iran and the West

Monday, April 2, 2012
Media Advisory
How can the international community bring Iran in from the cold of its international isolation? What will it take to avoid war, and deal constructively, with a country that is widely believed to be seeking nuclear weapons capabilities? The next CIGI Signature Lecture, April 11, 2012, will explore these issues.

Rohinton Medhora appointed incoming president of CIGI

Friday, March 30, 2012
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rohinton Medhora as president, effective May 19, 2012.

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.