Canada Among Nations, 2011-2012 is a compilation of Canadian, Mexican, and American academics, policy makers, politicians, journalists, and energy and climate change experts who offer substantive recommendations for Ottawa and Mexico City to realise the full potential of their strategic relationship. The following is a series of interviews with several of the books contributors.
On June 13, 2012, The Centre for International Governance Innovation released its long-awaited report, "Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA." To mark the culmination of this major study on the International Atomic Energy Agency, CIGI Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay, author of the report, presented the report's findings in Europe and North America, including a CIGI Signature Lecture in Waterloo.
CIGI Senior Fellow Colin Bradford explores the increase in IMF funding by emerging market economies, announced during the G20 Los Cabos Summit 2012, and if this funding is a good thing for other nations.
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Andrew F. Cooper discusses the shifting role of the G20 as both a "crisis committee" and a "steering committee." Cooper notes that the legitimacy of the G20 has improved; however, achieving progress on deliverables remains a challenge.
G20 experts, James A. Haley, Colin Bradford, and Andrew Cooper, provide commentary on the Final Declaration from the leaders at the G20 Los Cabos Summit 2012, in addition to answering questions from audience members.
James A. Haley explains the financial instability in the Euro zone and discusses the importance of reports that European G20 members will agree to introduce measures to strengthen the institutional gaps in the European banking system through the creation of a banking union.
James A. Haley, Director, Global Economy Program, CIGI, reviews the key risks that G20 leaders face and considers what is needed to address short-term economic risks to avoid the loss of an open, dynamic trade system.
Colin Bradford discusses policy pressures and tensions at the G20 Los Cabos Summit 2012. While pressure rises for Europe to deal with its debt crisis, pressure is also increasing for the other G20 countries to have confidence in Europe ahead of the Declaration set to be released tomorrow.
Colin Bradford, CIGI Senior Fellow, discusses three key relationships and their relevance for G20 leaders in creating the right balance to achieve growth: growth and austerity; growth and financial stability; and short- and long-run growth.
James A. Haley, Director, Global Economy Program, CIGI, offers an overview governance challenges at G20 Los Cabos Summit 2012: the unstable situation in the Euro zone and uncertain growth prospects in the US and China are anticipated as leading issues.