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The Irrelevance and Relevance of Sharia to Human Rights

September 15, 2014
Abdullahi An-Na’im
In this lecture, Abdullahi An-Na’im explored arguments surrounding Sharia as a legal barrier to implementing human rights norms.

The Global War for Internet Governance

September 9, 2014
In this signature lecture, CIGI Senior Fellow Laura DeNardis discusses her new book, The Global War for Internet Governance, which explains how the Internet is currently governed, particularly through the sinews of power that exist in technical architecture and new global institutions, and presents several brewing Internet governance controversies that will affect the future of economic and expressive liberty.

Canada’s Role in the International Institutional Response to the Global Financial Crisis

August 1, 2014
Tony Porter
What impact has Canada had on the global financial system since the crisis? Tony Porter, professor at McMaster University, shares thoughts on Canada's contribution to shifts in the regulation of global financial institutions and how informal regulatory arrangements have opened up new avenues for Canadian foreign diplomacy.

The Developing Countries and the Great Financial Crisis

July 8, 2014
Roy Culpeper
Canada Among Nations 2014 contributing author Roy Culpeper introduces his chapter, "The Developing Countries and the Great Financial Crisis: Was This Time Different?" which considers the spillover effects for developing countries from a financial crisis that erupted in the United States and Europe.

Shifting Gear: Reshaping the G20 and Addressing the Global Growth Challenge

July 2, 2014
Heather Smith and Leonard J. Edwards
Dr. Heather Smith, Deputy Secretary, G20 Sherpa in Australia’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, delivered a keynote address on the challenges Australia faces in chairing the G20 during a period of post-crisis consolidation. Dr. Smith spoke on how the Australian presidency of the G20 is working with members to promote growth, build resilience in the global economy and build a durable international order to underpin global prosperity in the twenty-first century. The 2014 G20 leaders’ summit will be November 15-16, 2014, in Brisbane, Australia.

Canada faces interesting economic choices in world of less globalization

June 20, 2014
Randall Germain
Randall Germain, Canada Among Nations vol. 28 contributing author and professor at Carleton University, shares thoughts on ongoing shifts in the architecture of the global political economy and what impact these changes have for Canada. In a less globalized world, what choices must Canada consider when participating in the global economy?

Journalists in Exile: The Fight for Free Expression

June 18, 2014
Everyday, journalists around the world put their freedom, safety and reputation on the line. From exposing corrupt government practices to criticizing crackdowns, reporters risk persecution and imprisonment, threats of violence and excessive force for their work. I

Inside the Issues 4.28 | Indigenous Rights

June 18, 2014
Rodolfo Stavenhagen and Andrew Thompson
Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples, Rodolfo Stavenhagen joins host Andrew Thompson in this special edition of Inside the Issues for a discussion on indigenous rights.

Cybersecurity: Are You Winning or Losing?

June 11, 2014
In this CIGI Global Policy Forum recording, Melissa Hathaway provides an overview of the latest developments in cybersecurity and considers what's at stake for companies and nations.

Adjustment Challenges in the Global Economy

June 4, 2014
The 28th edition of Canada Among Nations, "Crisis and Reform: Canada and the International Financial System" is now on sale. In this preview, James A. Haley, Executive Director for Canada, Inter-American Development Bank, comments on the parallels between the adjustment challenges faced by the international financial system in the 1940s and today.

Turning Unemployment into Entrepreneurship

June 2, 2014
Muhammad Yunus and Rohinton Medhora
A social business pays back only its original investment and reinvests its profits in innovations or further growth that advance its social goals. In this lecture, Prof. Yunus examines the history and the future of the field of social business.

Chinese Asia, Indian Asia, Modern Asia

May 29, 2014
Joseph Caron and David B. Dewitt
Drawing from his extensive experience in Asia, Ambassador Joseph Caron outlines some of the abiding realities that have shaped Asia's past and that will influence its future.