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World IP Day: Ghana Establishes IP Strategy to Build Industries and Address Unemployment

Monday, April 25, 2016
Interview
In the second of a two-part interview on World IP Day, CIGI Senior Fellow and IP expert Myra Tawfik caught up with Professor Emmanuel Bobobee, chairman of the National IP Policy Committee in Ghana.

World IP Day: Switzerland Gives Ghana the Tools to Succeed in the Knowledge Economy

Monday, April 25, 2016
Interview
There are lessons to be learned from the Ghanaian example and, in this vein and in celebration of World IP Day 2016, we conducted a two-part interview to learn more about Ghana’s IP initiatives. This is the first of those conversations, with Daniel Lauchenauer, Deputy Head of Cooperation/Counsellor, Embassy of Switzerland in Ghana.

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

Friday, April 22, 2016
Interview
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.

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

Friday, April 22, 2016
Interview
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.

Nuclear Security Summit 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Interview
Today marks the fourth Nuclear Security Summit, a forum for leaders to engage with each other and reinforce our commitment at the highest levels to securing nuclear materials. This past year, the security and stability of the international community was threatened by the emergence of the Islamic State and mounting tensions between North and South Korea. To learn more about how the nuclear security community will react to the challenges faced in 2015 and those looming in the year to come, we speak to CIGI Research Associate Simon Palamar.

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

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Interview
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.

Yemen, Water and Conflict

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Interview
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.

The Importance and Future of the WTO

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Thomas Cottier
Interview
An interview with international trade expert Thomas Cottier in advance of his CIGI Speaker Series lecture on the current role of the WTO and its relationship to preferential trade agreements.

Egypt and Syria, five years after Arab Spring

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Interview
This week marks the fifth anniversary of major uprisings in countries throughout the Middle East. We speak to CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani, author of Arab Dawn: Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring, who offers analysis on Egypt and Syria.

On Canada, ISIS and Ukraine

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Interview
Over the past several months, two international conflicts have dominated news headlines grabbed the attention of Canadians: the rise of and fight against ISIS and ongoing fighting against Ukraine. To learn more about Canada’s role in both conflicts, we speak to Simon Palamar, a research with CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program.

Governance and Innovation: South Africa after Mandela

Friday, November 21, 2014
Interview
Although it currently ranks fourth on the Index of African Governance, South Africa still has a long way to go to improve its governance systems. Struggling with corruption, scandal and an unstimulated economy, is the nation is failing to carry on the legacy of strength and progress, kindled by Nelson Mandela? In the forthcoming volume, Governance and Innovation: South Africa after Mandela, editor and CIGI Senior Fellow Robert I. Rotberg addresses the governance challenges facing South Africa in the post-Mandela era. We speak to him about this new book.

Ebola and Global Governance

Friday, October 31, 2014
Interview
As of last week, there have been over 12,000 suspected cases of, and over 5,000 deaths caused by, Ebola. In coordinating a response, the international community has worked through the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, a partnership including the World Health Organization, World Bank Group, Médecins Sans Frontières, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To learn more about how these global governance institutions have responded to this situation, we speak to CIGI Chair of Global Health Alan Whiteside.
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