With China's emergence as a world economic superpower, its role in global governance is also seen as an area of potential growth for the Middle Kingdom. But despite the country's growing clout, Hongying Wang, visiting associate professor at the University of Waterloo, says that China is an "under-participant" in global governance, given its size and strategic importance in world politics.
On Friday, March 23 the Saudi Ambassador to Canada, Osamah Al Sanosi Ahmad, delivered a lecture entitled "Saudi Arabia in the 21st Century: Dialogue as a Means of Transformation" at the CIGI Auditorium.
With a new leader installed in Kim Jong-un and fresh negotiations underway with the United States, some think that North Korea may finally be coming in from the cold of international estrangement. To test this theory, Inside the Issues talks to Seung Hyok Lee, adjunct assistant professor at Renison University College and South Korean national.
The CIGI-INET partnership brings together two world-class organizations that are tackling common problems together. "Sovereign Debtors in Distress" was the first CIGI-INET conference held in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and focused on unraveling the complex global threat of unsustainable sovereign debt.
Sovereign Debtors in Distress conference chair Susan Schadler joins panellists Michael Bordo (Rutgers University), Daniel Marx (Quantum Finanzas), and Lewis Alexander (Nomura) to discuss key points emerging from the sessions.
Sovereign Debtors in Distress conference chair Susan Schadler joins panellists Michael Bordo (Rutgers University), Lewis Alexander (Nomura) and Martin Gilman (Centre for Advanced Studies) to discuss the roadmap for dealing with sovereign debt crises in the future.
Sovereign Debtors in Distress conference chair Susan Schadler joins panellists Lewis Alexander (Nomura), Daniel Marx (Quantum Finanzas), and Martin Gilman (Centre for Advanced Studies) to discuss the need for institutional reform to deal with sovereign debt crises.
Are there more differences than similarities between Greece and Argentina's financial crises? What lessons can we learn from past experiences in Europe and North America? Michael Bordo (Rutgers University), Martin Gilman (Centre for Advanced Studies), Robert Johnson (INET) and Daniel Marx (Quantum Finanzas) help explain the distinction between past and present cases.
With twin crises in Syria and Iran becoming increasingly challenging to solve diplomatically, this week Inside the Issues talks to Paul Heinbecker, long-time Canadian diplomat and former ambassador to the United Nations.
John Kirton, professor of political science at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, delivered the CIGI Signature Lecture on March 14, 2012. It was the keynote address for the 2012 Japan Futures Initiative Spring Symposium.