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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.

Africa Initiative grant sends U of T students to Rwanda and Malawi for policy-relevant research

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
News Release
Beth Rachlis and Izabela Steflja are graduate students from the University of Toronto who, after travelling to Africa through an Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant, have new appreciations for the continent’s complex challenges in health care and civil conflict.

EU’s role in the West Bank illustrates fundamental gaps in security sector reform programs, says new CIGI paper

Friday, February 3, 2012
News Release
International actors can help build legitimate security forces by supporting security efforts that acknowledge political realities and community needs, says a new paper issued by CIGI.

CIGI experts available to comment on UN report on global sustainability

Monday, January 30, 2012
Media advisory
To provide comment and context on the United Nations’ High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (UN GSP), The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have two experts available to media.

International community’s foreign assistance to Pakistan should prioritize civilian institutions, says new CIGI paper

Thursday, January 19, 2012
News Release
Pakistan’s poor record on security governance has severe implications for global security and should be addressed by the international community through conditionality on military assistance and support for civilian institutions, says a new CIGI paper.

Public panel opens CIGI conference on scientific policy implications for geoengineering

Monday, January 16, 2012
Media Advisory
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
Media Advisory
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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.