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Stakes, Risks and Paris 2016: Fixing Climate Change After COP21

Friday, 22 April 2016
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As heads of state and ministers from around the world head to New York to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement, we sit down with CIGI Distinguished Fellow and President of the Board of Directors at the Pembina Institute David Runnalls and ask why signing this treaty matters and what we can expect to come from it.

Canada, the Paris Agreement and the Global Economy: What’s Next?

Friday, 22 April 2016
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On Friday, April 22, countries that committed to limit global warming in the Paris Climate Change Agreement will officially sign the deal. In working to understand the economic implications of this agreement for developed and developing countries alike, we sit down with several of CIGI's Global Economy Program experts to discuss the global significance of this agreement.

What really happened in Washington this week? Leadership, Interests, Security

Thursday, 31 March 2016
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Amidst tension throughout the Asia-Pacific, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shenzo Abe visit Washington to re-affirm key strategic interests and areas of mutual cooperation. To learn more about what could have transpired during this visit, we speak to CIGI Senior Fellow and Chair of Global Security at the Balsillie School of International Affairs David Welch.

The “Dark Net” should be shut down: CIGI-Ipsos global survey: But what about its benefits?

Thursday, 24 March 2016
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Whether it be child abuse imagery, the purchase of illegal narcotics or planning an assassination, a growing amount of the world’s criminal activity takes place on a part of the Internet known as the "Dark Net" — a realm only accessible via special web browsers that allow users to surf the web anonymously. A survey commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos across 24 countries finds that a majority (71%) of global citizens ‘agree’ that the “Dark Net” should be shut down.

Yemen, Water and Conflict

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
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March 22 marks the official observance of World Water Day, organized by United Nations Water, and is also the approximate one-year anniversary of the ongoing conflict in Yemen. To learn more about the dynamic between water security and conflict, in the context of Yemen, we speak to CIGI Research Associate Jacqueline Lopour.

Obama’s surprising self-assessment

Monday, 21 March 2016
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Fen Osler Hampson, Derek Burney
President Barack Obama put himself in the confession box in his recent and much publicized interview in The Atlantic magazine with Jeffrey Goldberg. This is normally something that American presidents do after they leave office. But Mr. Obama is no ordinary president.

New CIGI book explores the development of African approaches to conflict management

Monday, 21 March 2016
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A new book, Minding the Gap: African Conflict Management in a Time of Change, released by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), explores the diverse and complex region where a variety of multinational and multi-institutional efforts are emerging to help contain and resolve conflict.

Canada PM says he has no problem calling himself a feminist

Saturday, 19 March 2016
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Alex Mitchell
On Wednesday during the United Nation’s 60th session of the commission on the status of women, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who has won the hearts of many (especially the women) said that he is proud to call himself a feminist.

Trudeau faces tough campaign Canada seeking UN Security Council seat

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
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Mike Blanchfield
The Liberal government faces a longer, tougher election campaign, this one worldwide, if it wants to win a UN Security Council seat, say the people who helped Canada win its last bid. It’s not enough for Canada to be “back,” the government needs a platform outlining what it wants to accomplish on the world stage and it has to make up for a decade of UN neglect under the previous Conservative government, they say.

Prime minister to announce Canadian bid for 2021 seat on UN's Security Council

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
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Mike Blanchfield
It will be at least five more years before Canada makes its return the United Nations Security Council, The Canadian Press has learned. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will announce today that Canada will vie for a seat on the Security Council for a two-year term starting in 2021.
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