Innovation and Adaptation of Multilateral Institutions in a New Geopolitical Era

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 4:00 PM
Room FD04, Dominion North, Sheraton Centre Toronto, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada
Mar 28

Harvard Professor John Ruggie will chair a panel of experts, including Domenico Lombardi, Fen Osler Hampson, James Orbinski, Mark Raymond and BSIA Director John Ravenhill, at this year’s International Studies Association Convention in Toronto. The CIGI-sponsored panel titled, “Innovation and Adaptation of Multilateral Institutions in a New Geopolitical Era” will bring together trade, health, economic and security researchers to present papers related to the challenges and opportunities for multilateral institutions in our present geopolitical setting. 

Event Speakers

Domenico Lombardi is the former director of the Global Economy Program and a former member of the executive management committee at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He serves on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Economic Panel.

Fen Osler Hampson was a CIGI distinguished fellow and director of the Global Security & Politics Program (2012-2019). Currently he serves as chancellor’s professor at Carleton University and continues to provide leading research and insight to policy makers in the areas of Canadian foreign policy and international and regional security. He also serves as executive director of the World Refugee Council and was co-director of the Global Commission on Internet Governance and director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

Dr. James Orbinski was appointed CIGI chair in global health in September 2012. A globally recognized humanitarian practitioner and advocate, as well as a leading scholar in global health, James was previously at the University of Toronto. He is co-founder of Dignitas International and formerly led Médecins Sans Frontières.

Mark Raymond is a CIGI research fellow, contributing to the development of the Global Security & Politics program. Previously, he taught international relations at the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo, and he held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.