Clarkson and Wood situate Canada’s experience of globalization in the context of three interlinked trends: the emergence of a global supraconstitution, the transformation of the nation-state, and the growth of governance beyond the nation-state. Co-sponsored by the Canadian International Council, Waterloo Chapter.
Jorge Domínguez, a leading Latin American scholar at Harvard University, talks at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) on March 26, as part of the International Governance Speakers Series. Entitled Bringing Cuba back into the Inter-American System: Problems and Prospects, Dr. Domínguez's talk examines the on-going efforts of many countries in the Western hemisphere to engage Cuba more constructively.
In observance of Earth Hour, CIGI hosted a Signature Lecture with Dr. Tatiana Saksina, Arctic Governance Officer at the WWF, on the topic of Arctic Governance. As climate change causes the ice of the Arctic Ocean to melt and new areas to open up, arctic unique environment faces unprecedented changes and serious threats from increased activities such as shipping, oil and gas and fishing. In light of these rapid changes, it has become apparent that improvements to the existing legal regime for the protection of the Arctic marine environment are urgently needed to respond to this crisis. WWF’s goal is to promote the closure of the arctic governance gaps, protection and preservation of the Arctic Ocean and sustainable ecosystem-based management of its resources. WWF offers new innovative solutions to the problem of the inadequate legal regime of the Arctic Ocean – a new legal arrangement and a networked governance system are amongst them.
This lecture described the role that scientific evidence has in the establishment of governance and in its maintenance, and will also present findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project, the first international research project to evaluate the effectiveness of FCTC policies, including examples of how ITC findings have contributed to the formation and implementation of strong, evidence-based tobacco control policies throughout the world. The lecture will also provide a summary of ITC findings about the impact of tobacco control policies such warning labels and smoke-free laws, including similarities and differences of policy impact between high-income and low- and middle-income countries.
Child soldiering is a complicated issue, raising issues of accountability and reintegration, among others. This is particularly so in Northern Uganda, where children have been abducted and forcibly conscripted in the conflict with the Lord’s Resistance Army that has been on-going for more than 25 years. In this lecture, Quinn considers the efforts of both the Government of Uganda and NGOs within the country in this regard.