Every autumn, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) hosts its annual conference. This landmark event brings together accomplished researchers, policy makers, business leaders and journalists to define and debate issues of critical global importance and to identify innovative practices that can assist in meeting global challenges.

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CIGI’09: Towards A Global New Deal

Draft Conference Agenda

Friday, October 2, 2009 (CIGI, 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON)

16:00-17:30 Registration
   
17:30-18:00 Welcoming Remarks
  John English, Executive Director, The Centre for International Governance Innovation
   
   
18:00-21:00 Dinner
   
20:00-21:00 Dinner Speaker
Introduction Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, Government of Canada
Keynote Jagdish Bhagwati, Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
Vote of Thanks William Webb, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Gluskin Sheff and Associates

 

Saturday, October 3, 2009 (CIGI, 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON)

8:00-9:00 Registration and Breakfast
   
9:00-9:15 Welcoming Remarks
  Daniel Schwanen, Deputy Executive Director, Programs, The Centre for International Governance Innovation; CIGI'09 Chair
   
9:15-10:15 Morning Speaker
Introduction Lee Smolin, Founding Faculty Member, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Keynote Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Roscoe Pound Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Vote of Thanks David Johnston, CIGI IBG; President, University of Waterloo
   
10:15-10:30 Break
   
10:30-11:30 Stress-Testing Trade and Investment Régimes
Chair John Whalley, Distinguished Fellow, The Centre for International Governance Innovation
Panel Andrew Rose, B.T. Rocca Jr. Professor of International Business in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley
  Pierre Sauvé, Deputy Managing Director, World Trade Institute
  Craig VanGrasstek, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
   
11:30-11:45 Break
   
11:45-12:45 Crisis, Poverty and Food Security
Chair Maureen O'Neil, CIGI IBG; President and CEO of Canadian Health Research Services Foundation
Panel Jennifer Clapp, CIGI Chair in Global Environmental Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs
  Jorge Braga de Macedo, CIGI IBG; President, Tropical Research Institute; Professor at the Faculty of Economics of Nova University, Lisbon; Former Finance Minister, Portugal
  Uma Lele, Special Advisor to the M.S. Swaminathan Foundation, Chennai, India; Former Senior Advisor, the World Bank
   
12:45-14:15 Lunch
   
14:15-15:45 From Where Will the Global Economic Recovery Come?
Chair Ngaire Woods, CIGI IBG; Director, Global Economic Governance Programme, Oxford University
Lead Presenter Kenneth Rogoff, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
Panel Alicia García-Herrero, Chief Economist for Emerging Markets, BBVA Hong Kong 
  Manmohan Agarwal, Senior Fellow, The Centre for International Governance Innovation
  Marcel Biato, Policy Advisor, Office of the President of Brazil
   
15:45-16:00 Break
   
16:00-17:00 Currencies and Global Imbalances
Chair John Curtis, Distinguished Fellow, The Centre for International Governance Innovation
Panel Eric Helleiner, CIGI Chair in International Economic Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs
  Paolo Guerrieri, Vice President, Istituto Affari Internazionali
  Gregory T. Chin, Senior Fellow, The Centre for International Governance Innovation
   
17:00-17:15 Break
   
17:15-18:30 Reception at Clay and Glass Gallery (25 Caroline Street North, Waterloo)
   
18:30-21:00 Dinner
   
20:00-21:00 Dinner Speaker
Introduction Dwight Duncan, Minister of Finance, Government of Ontario
Keynote Paul Krugman, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University 
Vote of Thanks John English, Executive Director, The Centre for International Governance Innovation

 

Sunday, October 4, 2009 (CIGI, 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON)

8:15-9:30 Breakfast
   
9:30-10:30 Morning Speaker
Introduction Jim Balsillie, Chair of the Board, The Centre for International Governance Innovation and Co-CEO of Research In Motion
Keynote The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister of Canada 
Vote of Thanks Paul Heinbecker, Distinguished Fellow; The Centre for International Governance Innovation
   
10:30-10:45 Break
   
10:45-11:45 Do We Understand Systemic Risk?
Chair John Helliwell, CIGI IBG; Co-Director and Arthur J.E. Child Foundation Fellow, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Panel Thomas Homer-Dixon, CIGI Chair of Global Systems, Balsillie School of International Affairs
  Thomas A. Bernes, Former Director, Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  Avinash Persaud, Founder and Chairman, Intelligence Capital Ltd.
   
11:45-12:00 Break
   
12:00-13:00 Future Global Economic Leadership
Chair Andrés Rozental, CIGI IBG; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Panel Debra Steger, CIGI Senior Fellow; Leader of the EDGE Network Projects on Global Economic Governance, EDGE network
  Andrew F. Cooper, Associate Director and Distinguished Fellow, The Centre for International Governance Innovation
  Paola Subacchi, Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House
   
13:00-14:15 Lunch
   
14:15-15:45 Building a Global New Deal: Brainstorming Session
Moderator Steve Paikin, Anchor and Senior Editor, The Agenda
  This session encourages participants to contribute interactively. After two days of discussing crosscutting themes over the course of the six panels, participants will be asked to deliberate over pre-selected questions in a results-based media-moderated plenary session. The goal of this session is a dynamic discussion, where participants can voice their opinions and vote on the most pertinent answers.
   
15:45-16:00 Closing Remarks
  Daniel Schwanen, Deputy Executive Director, Programs, The Centre for International Governance Innovation; CIGI'09 Chair
   
16:00 Cocktail Reception
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