Waterloo, Canada — March 10, 2014 – Natalie Day, Head of Policy at the Oxford Martin School, will address the growing short-term preoccupations of modern politics and business, in the next Signature Lecture at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). “Now for the Long Term: A Global Call to Action” will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 13.

Day will discuss the successes and failures in addressing global challenges over recent decades, as identified by the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, which gathered key insights of 19 international leaders from government, business and civil society, to identify ways of overcoming today’s gridlock in key international negotiations.

Day, who was lead of the commission secretariat, will also present the commission’s recommendations for action to create a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future, and will share key findings of the commission and discuss their implications for policy making at the national and international level.

CIGI invites media to cover this free public Signature Lecture. Members of the media can register in advance by emailing Declan Kelly, CIGI communications specialist, at [email protected]. Members of the public who want to attend in person can find more information, including how to register, by visiting: http://www.cigionline.org/events/now-long-term-global-call-action. Those who are not in Waterloo or who want to watch the lecture from home can view the live-webcast at no cost by visiting the same link for registration.


Natalie Day is Head of Policy at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford and lead of the secretariat for the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations. She is responsible for establishing the School as a leading source of policy-relevant research on global challenges and opportunities. Natalie was previously a Senior Researcher at the UK think tank, Demos, specialising in global innovation policy. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts (Media Studies) and a Masters in Business Administration.

Public Event:

CIGI Signature Lecture - “Now for the Long Term: A Global Call to Action” featuring Natalie Day

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Time: 7-9 p.m.

The CIGI Campus Auditorium
67 Erb St. West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Declan Kelly, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7256, Email: [email protected]  

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