On September 20, 2012, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker presented "Is the UN Saving Us From Hell?" to the Canadian International Council in Ottawa. Mr. Heinbecker is Canada’s former ambassador and permanent representative of Canada to the UN, and author of "Getting Back in the Game: A Foreign Policy Playbook for Canada."
Remarks entitled, "Canada and the Arab Awakening: Towards a Sound Policy Response" by CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker. Presented at a conference sponsored by the National Council on Canada-Arab Relations, November 26-27, 2011 in Gatineau.
Opening comments from CIGI Executive Director Thomas A. Bernes, presented at the workshop “Towards a Post-2015 Development Paradigm (I)” in Geneva, February 14, 2011.
Remarks from CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Carin presented at the G20 Seoul International Symposium: Toward the Consolidation of G20 Summits - from Crisis Committee to Global Steering Committee. Dr. Carin argues that a “G20 non-secretariat is an idea whose time has come."
Remarks from CIGI Executive Director Thomas A. Bernes presented at the G20 Seoul International Symposium: Toward the Consolidation of G20 Summits - from Crisis Committee to Global Steering Committee.
The Right Honourable Paul Martin gave a keynote address at CIGI'09: Towards a Global New Deal. Mr. Martin spoke about the G20 as the world's new steering committee and the measure by which it should be judged over time. He focused on three issues, global poverty, climate change and the need for an international monitoring and regulation of major financial institutions.
Roberto Mangaberia Unger, Roscoe Pound Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, gave a keynote address at CIGI’09. He spoke about the global financial and economic crisis, arguing that it offered an opportunity to overthrow “a dictatorship of no alternatives,” but that this opportunity has been largely squandered. Unger called for a debate, built on ideas and imagination, which will bring a liberation from conformity and alter the course of globalization.
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Andrew F. Cooper gave a speech before Oxfam International. He spoke to the struggle for dominance between the G8 and the G20. He also talked about the emerging role of the B(R)ICSAM countries.
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Andrew F. Cooper discussed the value of celebrity diplomacy at USC Center on Public Diplomacy conference.
To discuss Canada's campaign for a UN Security Council seat.