In CIGI's annual foreign correspondent's panel, Sonia Verma, Allan Thompson, Anna Maria Tremonti and Michelle Shephard debate reporting and access to information abroad.
Saturday’s second session, moderated by David Shorr, a program officer at The Stanley Foundation, was on “Adaptive Leadership and Values for Global Citizenship.” Panelists Ted Piccone, from the Brookings Institution, and Maria Rost Rublee, from the University of Auckland, discussed topics such as the role of the UN in implementing human rights as well the nuclear nonproliferation regime.
Saturday’s first session, moderated by Shin-wha Lee, a professor of political science and international relations at Korea University, was on "The New Geometry of Summitry: Universal versus Functional Issues Management". Panelists Gregory Chin, a CIGI senior fellow and acting director of the development program, CIGI senior fellow Barry Carin, and Sam Daws, a senior research associate at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford, discussed issues of representation, middle powers, and agendas within international institutions, such as the UN and G20.
In episode 22, Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund's Independent Evaluation Office, Ruben Lamdany, discusses the Fund's performance in the run-up to the financial and economic crisis.
What began as an analysis of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF's) internal surveillance operations quickly morphed into “an exercise of making sure we’re not asleep at the wheel.” That was the message delivered in a keynote address by Ruben Lamdany, deputy director of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), as part of CIGI’s signature lecture, “Groupthink and Overconfidence: Predictive Failures in the Global Economic Crisis.”