Looking for expert commentary on this week’s opening of the General Assembly of the United Nations?

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

  • Louise Fréchette, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and former Deputy Secretary-General
    of the United Nations (UN Process and Reform, Canadian Foreign Policy, UN Peacekeeping)
  • Fen Osler Hampson, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and Global Security Program Director (International Organizations and Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Analysis)
  • Paul Heinbecker, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and former Canadian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (International Relations and Diplomacy, International and Human Security, Arms Control)
  • James Manicom, CIGI Research Fellow (East Asia International Relations, Arctic Governance and Security, Maritime Governance and Security)
  • Bessma Momani, CIGI Senior Fellow and associate professor of political science at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (Middle Eastern Foreign Policy and International Financial Institutions)
  • David Welch, CIGI Chair of Global Security and Director for the Balsillie School of International Affairs (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, 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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