In episode 21, Andrew F. Cooper, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and author of "Internet Gambling Offshore," discusses the global governance implications of what the book calls 'Casino Capitalism.' He takes the fascinating case of Antigua - a small Caribbean country that launched a successful appeal against the United States at the World Trade Organization - as a hotbed for online gambling that ran afoul of American political and moral sensibilities.
In this taping of Cross Talk on the Russia Today network, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker and other panelists discuss the recent G8 meetings in France, and whether the group still holds any relevance in global governance. "Is it just a talking shop or can it really influence the global agenda as it once did?" asks host Peter Lavelle.
In episode 20, Ben Rowswell, visiting scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, discusses the transformative role of technology and social media in the politics of Egypt, the broader Middle East and other countries around the world.
Egypt's revolution will have far-reaching implications for international peace and security. A peace-building practitioner now working with Egyptian activists, Ben Rowswell shares his views on how Canadians can support a democratic transition and develop peace-building tools adapted to the new international era.
In episode 19, co-founder of Project Ploughshares and Officer of the Order of Canada Ernie Regehr discusses his career as a peace advocate in civil society, from his early days as an outsider in the policy-making process to the current climate of mutual respect with government decision-makers. "The change came after the Cold War," explains Regehr, "and there was a sense that government nor civil society really knew how to do peacebuilding all that well. There was an understanding of the mutual conundrums we were facing."
On April 27, 2011, CIGI hosted a public, expert panel discussion on the future of development goals beyond 2015. This recap video highlights key points made during the discussion.
CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Carin asks if the G20 can enact collective action on climate change, where other multilateral governance bodies have failed.
In episode 18, Secretary General of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies Mukesh Kapila, talks about the next generation of international development - one that will go beyond "feeding and watering" those in need and move away from donor-driven official development assistance projects.
Participants in CIGI's conference "The New Geometry of Global Summitry: The Future of the G20 (and the G8)", discuss their thoughts on the next G20 summit to be held in France.
Participants in CIGI's conference "The New Geometry of Global Summitry: The Future of the G20 (and the G8)", discuss their thoughts on the benefits of the conference.