Friday, March 7, 2014
The Innovation Economy begins with discovery and culminates in speculation. Over some 250 years, economic growth has been driven by successive processes of trial and error and error and error: upstream exercises in research and invention, and downstream experiments in exploiting the new economic space opened by innovation.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The CIGI Global Policy Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only series of talks offering authoritative analysis on policy-relevant issues affecting Canada and its place in the world. Launched in 2012 by The Centre for International Governance Innovation, and held at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, the CIGI Global Policy Forum offers audience members access to a wide range of distinguished speakers: policy experts and influencers shaping the world's debates and discussions on global economic, security, development and environmental issues.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
In February, the United Nations' Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea released a damning report that identified wide-ranging and ongoing crimes against humanity in the DPRK. To explore the report's findings and learn more about the human rights crisis in North Korea, we speak with Dr. Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
With 6.4 million people living in South Africa with HIV, how is the country managing the impacts of this health epidemic? How are neighbouring nations, with far weaker economies, faring? This week, CIGI Chair in Global Health Alan Whiteside visits the Inside the Issues studio to discuss the impact of HIV AIDS on economic development in Southern Africa.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Is Pakistan suffering from a geostrategic curse? This week, T.V. Paul joins host Andrew Thompson for a chat on Pakistan in the contemporary world. The discussion covers leadership failures, religion and politics, and the impact of the "warrior state" image on Pakistan's development.
Friday, February 14, 2014
In recent years, many countries across the developing world have experienced impressive economic growth and have evolved into at least partially democratic states with militaries under civilian control. Yet Pakistan, a heavily militarized nation, has been a conspicuous failure.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Recently-appointed Canadian Armed Forces’ Chief of the Defence, General Tom Lawson, visited the CIGI Campus to outline the current state and priorities of Canada's Armed Forces.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Interstate conflict in the Asia-Pacific represents a serious threat not only to millions of people in some of the most heavily and most densely populated countries on Earth, but to the global economy as a whole, for which the Asia-Pacific is increasingly the engine. This week, our podcast co-hosts come together for a discussion on Dr. David Welch's new project, Confidence, Trust and Empathy in Asia-Pacific Security.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
CIGI Senior Fellow Susan Schadler speaks at the February 4th Global Policy Forum in Ottawa, Canada on sovereign debt bail-outs.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Co-host Andrew Thompson welcomes Dr. Corinne Squire for a discussion on her new book, Living with HIV & ARVs: Three Letter Lives. After sharing her inspiration for writing the book, Dr. Squire delves into her qualitative methodology noting the importance of narrative in understanding the intricacies of context along with the usefulness of personal narratives in creating common understandings to educate others and push for change.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
This week, David Keith, Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, joins co-host Andrew Thompson for a discussion on the controversy, risks and potential benefits of climate geoengineering.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Drawing upon research for his 2015 publication Stephen Harper: A Biography, award-winning Canadian writer and journalist (and recently-appointed CIGI Senior Fellow) John Ibbitson explores the transformation of Canadian foreign policy under Canada's 22nd Prime Minister, Stephen Harper.