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CIGI appoints foreign policy and Central Asia expert Margaret Skok as Senior Fellow

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Skok as Senior Fellow with its Global Security & Politics Program.

Think 20 (T20) conveners urge G20 leaders to address financial stability and climate change

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
News Release
The T20 has concluded its meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with a bold statement outlining the T20’s intended role moving forward, and key recommendations for the G20 Turkish Presidency for 2015. The statement is available at: www.cigionline.org/think20ottawa.

Climate economist presents ‘radically’ practical approach to breaking climate inertia

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Media Advisory
The vast majority of Canadians agree: we need to take more action on climate change, but not if it means undermining our economy. This mindset, which pits environmental headway against economic well-being, has polarized the climate discussion in Canada and made progress difficult. The next CIGI Signature Lecture will explore climate policy solutions with the potential to create a new middle ground and unite a divided nation.

Think 20 (T20) conveners present Ottawa meeting outcomes for G20 consideration

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Statement
Developed under the joint responsibility of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) as convenors of the T20 Ottawa Conference held May 3-5, 2015, the following summary is offered on the outcomes of the meeting and recommendations for the G20 ahead of the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey in November of this year.

Press conference, global webcast to present outcomes of Think 20 (T20) Ottawa Conference

Monday, May 4, 2015
Media Advisory
Following a meeting of the global group Think 20 (T20) held May 3-5 in Ottawa, Canada, representatives of the T20 will comment on outcomes from the meeting discussing priorities for the upcoming G20, at a press conference for media.

Effectiveness of Canadian foreign investment policy to be discussed by expert panel

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Media Advisory
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is hosting a public panel discussion on Canada’s foreign investment policy, in partnership with the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law and the World Trade Institute at the University of Bern.

United Nations climate deal should create policy options ‘menu’ to increase ambition, says first CIGI paper in new climate series

Monday, April 27, 2015
News Release
The climate change agreement to be adopted at COP21 in December should include a menu of policy options that can facilitate and incentivize increased ambition over time. This is the key recommendation in the first policy brief issued under the Centre for International Governance Innovation’s (CIGI) Fixing Climate Governance series.

Digital expert Taylor Owen to explore “disruptive” powers in international affairs, at CIGI lecture

Monday, April 27, 2015
Media Advisory
Waterloo, Canada — Unbound by traditional rules in international affairs, digital diplomacy is disrupting the global status quo, according to digital expert Taylor Owen, author of Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age, and the key speaker at a CIGI Signature Lecture in Waterloo this Thursday, April 29.

CIGI appoints Mark Jewett as Senior Fellow to focus on international law and sovereign debt

Thursday, April 23, 2015
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of international financial law expert Mark Jewett as Senior Fellow with the think-tank’s International Law Research Program.

Global Commission on Internet Governance calls for new global social compact to protect digital privacy and security

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
News Release
The Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) today called for a new global social compact to protect digital privacy and security. Toward a Social Compact for Digital Privacy and Security was presented at a press conference in The Hague today by Carl Bildt, chair of the GCIG and former prime minister of Sweden, on behalf of the GCIG.

‘Dirty Dancing’ lecture at CIGI discusses death and drones in the borderlands

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Media Advisory
Washington and Islamabad have been undertaking a dirty dance in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), according to Professor and Political Geographer Derek Gregory.

Carl Bildt to issue major statement on digital privacy and security, on behalf of global Internet commission

Monday, April 13, 2015
Media Advisory
The Chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) will issue a major statement on the future of digital privacy and security on Wednesday, April 15, at 9:30 a.m. CEST in The Hague.
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