CIGI appoints two VPs, announces new strategic plan

Thursday, March 31, 2011
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointments of David B. Dewitt as vice president of programs, and J. Fred Kuntz as vice president of public affairs. These appointments follow the adoption of a new strategic plan for the Waterloo-based think tank on governance issues.

Preeminent Indian political scientist Yogendra Yadav explores “The Rise of State-Nations” at lecture in Waterloo

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Media Advisory
Professor Yogendra Yadav, one of India’s leading political analysts and pollsters, and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) in New Delhi, will deliver an afternoon lecture at CIGI on Friday, March 25, 2011. The event is open to media coverage.

Japan’s nuclear crisis: CIGI’s findings and recommendations on global nuclear governance more pertinent than ever

Friday, March 18, 2011
News Release
The current nuclear crisis in Japan makes the conclusions and recommendations on global nuclear safety offered by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) more relevant than ever.

New book examines U.S. stigmatization of Internet gambling and looks at political, economic, and legal reality of contentious global topic

Thursday, March 17, 2011
News Release
Internet Gambling Offshore: Caribbean Struggles over Casino Capitalism, a new book by CIGI Distinguished Fellow Dr. Andrew Cooper, looks at the development of an innovative and entrepreneurial Internet gambling economy in Antigua and the approach used by both the Antiguan and U.S. governments to fight for and against the industry, respectively.

Japan’s atomic crisis heightens need for governance review of nuclear industry

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
News Release
Damage to Japanese nuclear plants following a devastating earthquake has heightened the urgency for increased safety and governance reviews of the worldwide nuclear industry, says Dr. Trevor Findlay, Senior Fellow at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

13,800 people in 156 countries visit new Africa Portal

Friday, March 11, 2011
News Release
CIGI is pleased to announce that the Africa Portal has reached a large, worldwide audience since its launch late last year. The online knowledge resource, which became active November 25, 2010, offers open access to a suite of features aimed to equip users with research and information on Africa’s current policy issues. Within 105 days, the Africa Portal was visited by people in 156 of the world’s 194 countries.

Heine, Coleman, and Ralston Saul to challenge concept and merits of globalization at CIGI public event

Monday, March 7, 2011
Media Advisory
Leading experts in global governance and international affairs will gather at CIGI on Wednesday, March 9, to discuss the merits and pitfalls of globalization.

Security sector reform experts meet in Ottawa on March 3 to discuss merits of current model amid MidEast turmoil

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
News Release
Security sector reform experts are staging a public panel discussion in Ottawa on Thursday, March 3, to discuss the current model in light of global pressures, including turmoil in the Middle East.

CIGI-sponsored conference accepts paper proposals on the economics (and econometrics) of financial crises

Monday, February 14, 2011
News Release
Leading experts will gather this autumn at the CIGI Campus to discuss economic policies and models associated with recurring financial crises.

CIGI and INET announce call for proposals for INET’s Spring 2011 Grant Program

Thursday, February 10, 2011
News Release
Following their recent partnership announcement, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) are now accepting research proposals for INET’s Spring 2011 Grant Program. The grants are aimed at advancing new and important thinking on economic issues, and will range in value from $25,000 to $250,000.

CIGI Senior Fellow to discuss future of security sector reform in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Media Advisory
CIGI Senior Fellow Mark Sedra will discuss findings from his recently published book, The Future of Security Sector Reform, at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies’ panel discussion: Moving the Security Sector Reform (SSR) Agenda Forward.

CIGI and INET Announce Partnership to Advance Innovative Thinking Globally

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Declan Kelly and Rick Keating
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) have formed a partnership aimed at furthering their complementary missions. Both organizations are committed to broadening and accelerating the development of innovative thinking that will lead to insights and solutions for the great economic and governance challenges of the 21st century.