Barry Carin, In the News
"The concern across the border is that if there is a contract to sell resources to China, then they can't be sold to the US...they might have to buy from less secure sources of supply," says Senior Fellow Barry Carin, commenting on CNOOC's bid to acquire Canadian oil and gas producer Nexen Inc.
In light of the appointment of Canada's newest International Cooperation Minister, CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Carin provides insight on his experience working on the federal government's foreign affairs and international development portfolios.
Today in a UK Commons debate in Westminster Hall, Member of Parliament for Harrow West Gareth Thomas discussed CIGI's contribution to the debate on post-2015 Millennium Development Goals.
"We will need to build substantial political momentum to deliver a post-2015 development framework," Leo Williams writes on his Poverty Matters blog for the Guardian. "The millennium development goals have focused development attention, but we need to start thinking about how to advance the UN development agenda beyond their 2015 expiry date."
Evolution and reform in the UN: ACUNS conference concludes with discussion on changing structure of UN, G20
This past weekend, Wilfrid Laurier University had the privilege of hosting the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Annual Meeting. On the concluding day of the conference, June 4, international viewers were fortunate to have a peek into a series of webcasts broadcast from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) as a part of the conference. The first webcast of the “Multiple Multilateralisms” duo focused on United Nations (UN) and G20 evolution, relevancy and reform.