The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) invites media to cover two keynote speeches at “Managing the New Global Commons,” the sixth regional Council of Councils conference taking place in Ottawa from September 28-30, 2014.

  • Sunday, September 28 at 8 p.m., the Hon. Hugh D. Segal will discuss “Managing the Commons: Confronting a Core Inconsistency.”
  • Monday, September 29 at 12:45 p.m., CIGI Distinguished Fellow Malcolm Knight will discuss “Calm and Crisis in Global Finance.”

The Council of Councils (CoC) is an initiative of the Council on Foreign Relations. It is composed of 20 major policy institutions from some of the world’s most influential countries. The CoC was created to help direct high-level international attention and effective policy responses to the foreign policy threats and opportunities of the twenty-first century. As the Canadian member of the CoC, CIGI is pleased to convene influential opinion leaders to discuss an active agenda on emerging global governance challenges.

Members of the media can attend these two keynotes by registering in advance by emailing Kevin Dias, CIGI communications specialist, at [email protected].


Hon. Hugh D. Segal, CM, is master of Massey College at the University of Toronto. While in the Senate of Canada (Conservative, Ontario) he chaired the committee on foreign affairs and on anti-terrorism. A graduate in history from the University of Ottawa, he is a former president of the Institute for Research on Public Policy in Montreal and senior fellow at both the Queen’s School of Policy Studies and School of Business. He is the honorary chair of the Navy League of Canada and a senior fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute in Calgary. An honorary captain in the Royal Canadian Navy, Hugh holds honorary doctorates from the Royal Military College and his alma mater. He was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2003.

Malcolm D. Knight is a CIGI distinguished fellow. He is also visiting professor of finance at the LSE, a trustee of the International Valuation Standards Council and a director of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services. From 2008 to 2011, he was vice chairman of Deutsche Bank Group, responsible for developing a globally coherent strategy and coordinating Deutsche Bank Group-wide issues on regulation, supervision and financial stability. At CIGI, Malcolm’s research focuses on the governance-related aspects of international financial regulation, standard-setting and international financial institutions. He served as general manager and chief executive officer of the Bank for International Settlements during 2003–2008. From 1999 to 2003, he was senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, where he was the bank’s chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors. From 1975 to 1999, Malcolm was with the IMF, where he held senior positions in both research and operations.

On-Record Keynotes at “Managing the New Global Commons” — Council of Councils Sixth Regional Conference:

“Managing the Commons: Confronting a Core Inconsistency”
Hon. Hugh D. Segal
Sunday, September 28 at 8 p.m.
Note location: Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Quebec Suite
1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON

“Calm and Crisis in Global Finance”
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Malcolm D. Knight
Monday, September 29 at 12:45 p.m.
Note location: John G. Diefenbaker Building, Ottawa Rooms B and C
111 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON

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

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