Looking for expert commentary on the opening of the 68th session of United Nations General Assembly?

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) has the following senior fellows, distinguished fellows and CIGI chairs on hand to answer questions from the media, via phone or broadcast interviews:

  • Barry Carin, International development and the Millennium Development Goals, energy and climate change
  • Jonathan Crush, International migration and diasporas, urban food security, African politics and development
  • Simon Dalby, Environmental security, geopolitics, global security and political economy
  • Laura DeNardis, Internet governance, globalization and technology, technology policy and security
  • Martin Edwards, International financial institutions, international political economy 
  • Fen Osler Hampson, International and regional security, Canadian foreign policy, Middle East, United Nations
  • Paul Heinbecker, International relations and diplomacy, Canadian foreign policy, Turkey and the Middle East, international and human security, United Nations
  • Jorge Heine, Theory and practice of diplomacy, Latin American politics, transitional justice
  • John Higginbotham, Arctic governance, maritime, air, road and rail systems governance
  • Thomas Homer-Dixon, Causes of violent conflict, climate change, science and public policy
  • Brett House, Sovereign debt crises and restructing, Impact of trade liberalization on growth, Emerging market economies
  • James Manicom, East Asia international relations, Arctic governance and security, maritime governance and security
  • Bessma Momani, Middle Eastern foreign policy and international financial institutions
  • Simon Palamar, Nuclear security, South and North Korea, Iran and the Middle East
  • Mark Raymond, Internet governance, global security and great power politics, international law and processes of rule making
  • Robert Rotberg, Africa, failed states and corruption, civil and interstate conflict
  • David Runnalls, Sustainable development, climate change and environmental policy  
  • David Welch, Foreign policy decision making, international security and relations theory, Canadian foreign policy


Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7238, Email: [email protected]

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry), and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit www.cigionline.org.


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