On October 28, 2011 a public panel with former Canadian prime minister Paul Martin and former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo kicked off CIGI’s annual fall conference. Chrystia Freeland, editor of Thomson Reuters Digital, moderated the event and kept the former leaders on their toes as she peppered them with questions, both her own and a few from the live webcast audience.
What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? On October 26, 2011 at CIGI, Daniel Drezner answered the question that other international relations scholars have been too scared to ask.
In this week's Inside the Issues, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Sir David King, talks with Inside the Issues about science and how it interacts with global political forces.
With the Turkish economy booming and the country taking an increasingly active role in foreign relations and Middle Eastern diplomacy, Inside the Issues speaks to Rafet Akgunay, the Turkish ambassador to Canada
To open the "Can Think Tanks Make a Difference?" conference, Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management, delivered a keynote entitled 'The Paradox of Think Tank Innovation." The talk was moderated by Chrystia Freeland, editor of Thomson Reuters Digital.
A panel of four experts from the conference "Can Think Tanks Make a Difference?" examine the power and influence of social media on policy development. Are new web-based and mobile technologies -- such as Facebook and Twitter -- changing the way that governments and people interact with politics? Featuring Peter Mansbridge, Chad Gaffield, Toby Fyfe, Bessma Momani and Alexandra Samuel.
The second session from the conference "Can Think Tanks Make a Difference?" explores the relationship between sound policy recommendations and politics in the context of how governments interact with their public. Featuring Chrystia Freeland, Kim Campbell, Mel Cappe, Carlo Dade, Lawrence MacDonald and Enrique Mendizabal.
Is getting heard by policy makers a matter of who you know, or can innovative ideas stand on their own merits? The third and final session of the conference "Can Think Tanks Make a Difference?" features a panel made up of international experts who explore the idea of how to attain policy influence. Featuring: Rohinton Medora, Tiffany Jenkins, Patricio Meller, David Mitchell and Antonia Mutoro.
In the opening episode of Inside the Issues, season two, CIGI Senior Fellow and Afghan security expert Mark Sedra paints a grim picture of the prospects for peace in the country following the departure of Canada and, eventually, the international community.
Highlights from the September 22, 2011 Signature Lecture “Humanitarianism and Good Global Governance,” featuring Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. James Orbinski. This was the kick off to the 2011-12 Signature Lecture Series at CIGI.