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CIGI experts available for comment on COP17

Thursday, November 24, 2011
Media Advisory
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.

G20 leaders managed to look beyond euro zone crisis at Cannes summit, Brookings-CIGI report finds

Thursday, November 24, 2011
Media Advisory
Despite the euro zone debt crisis taking centre stage at the recent Cannes G20 Summit, leaders and the national media in their respective capitals were, nonetheless, able to focus on several other G20 issues of vital interest to their publics, a new CIGI-Brookings report concludes.

Funding available for African and Canadian students as part of 2012 graduate research grants

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
News Release
Graduate students from Africa and Canada will have the opportunity to benefit from $300,000 (CAD) in funding, as the Africa Initiative today announces a call for applications for the 2012 graduate research grant program.

CIGI names C. Scott Clark to its Operating Board of Directors

Thursday, November 10, 2011
News Release
CIGI is pleased to announce the appointment of C. Scott Clark to its Operating Board of Directors. Mr. Clark is President of C. S. Clark Consulting, and previously held senior positions in the Government of Canada, including Deputy Minister of Finance and Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister.

Cannes G20 Communiqué: Hold the Applause

Friday, November 4, 2011
News Release
While offering just a few specific actions to bolster confidence and help stabilize the global economy, the G20 summit in Cannes ended today with an anti-climactic communiqué that fell far short of initial expectations.

Eurozone crisis rains on the Cannes summit; Forecast for the G20 Mexico

Friday, November 4, 2011
Media briefing
Setting the context for the final communiqué from the Cannes Summit, three CIGI policy experts will brief journalists on the G20 outlook, today at the Summit Media Center.

China and the G20: Is the G20 really the G2+0?

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Media briefing
Gregory Chin, CIGI Senior Fellow and Chair of the China Working Group, discusses China’s interaction with the G20 and multitude of questions this presents.

Employment, confidence and the G20: What’s needed?

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Media briefing
CIGI Senior Fellow looks at what the G20 can do to ease the plight of the jobless, whose numbers have increased and whose circumstances have worsened dramatically in many G20 countries.

Focus on trade policy and “disruptive innovations” to stimulate Caribbean economy, says new CIGI report

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
News Release
The Caribbean “needs to consider strategies and instruments of change that propagate transformation” and “are disruptive of existing structures,” a new paper released by CIGI argues.

Security sector reform, counterinsurgency and stabilization efforts in Afghanistan are at odds, says report

Monday, October 31, 2011
News Release
Uncoordinated security sector reform efforts have led to disappointing and incoherent results in Afghanistan, argues a new report issued by CIGI.

CIGI experts available for comment on G20 Summit in Cannes

Monday, October 24, 2011
Looking for expert commentary ahead of and during next week’s G20 Summit in Cannes, France? The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have the following experts in Cannes from November 2-5 and available for media interviews:

Expert to discuss how theories of international relations could salvage humanity from global zombie apocalypse

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Media Advisory
As part of its Signature Lecture Series, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) welcomes the public to hear Daniel W. Drezner as he discusses the political tactics and strategies of Zombies, the G20 and International Governance.