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CIGI global economy experts weigh in on #Grexit

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Media Advisory
Waterloo, Canada — June 30, 2015 — As the world braces for Greece’s potential departure from the European Union and Euro zone, and a state referendum this weekend, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) releases the following quotes, available for media use, from global economy experts on the situation in Greece.

CIGI appoints Andrea Bjorklund as Senior Fellow to research investor state arbitration and economic law

Monday, June 29, 2015
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Bjorklund as Senior Fellow with its International Law Research Program (ILRP), effective immediately.

CIGI Releases Address by General Thomas Lawson to Ottawa Audience in Final CIGI Global Policy Forum of 2014-15

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Media Advisory
CIGI released its latest video, this week of an address by General Tom Lawson, Royal Canadian Air Force General and the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) of the Canadian Armed Forces, in its regular online series for the CIGI Global Policy Forum.

Banking union may help prevent future euro zone debt crises: CIGI report

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Press Release
A new CIGI paper “European Banking Union, Three Years On” explores the role of banking union – the transfer of authority over banking policy from the national to the European level – which aims to end large taxpayer-funded bailouts and national policies that protect domestic banks at the expense of financial stability. The paper argues that European Banking union is the most important policy initiative to advance euro-area integration since monetary union started in 1999.

Canadian media leaders gather in Waterloo to discuss trends in world news coverage

Monday, June 15, 2015
Media Advisory
Media experts and executives from CTV, CBC, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and Carleton University will share their thoughts on Canadian coverage of foreign news, at annual Media Panel in Waterloo.

CIGI appoints Sara Seck as Senior Fellow to research international human rights, business law in area of climate change

Friday, June 12, 2015
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Seck as Senior Fellow with its International Law Research Program, effective immediately.

CIGI report on armed conflict and political violence in Africa marks launch of research project aimed at stronger cooperation

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
News Release
Policy-makers and civil society in Africa need closer cooperation to counter the violent extremism of ideology-based groups such as Boko Haram and the Lord’s Resistance Army, according to a new report issued by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

CIGI targets reform of investor state arbitration process between democratic nations

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), through its International Law Research Program, has launched a new project aimed at studying an emerging policy issue in the world of contemporary international investment protection law: should a corporation from one developed democracy have the legal right to sue the government of another developed democracy? In other words, is investor state arbitration (ISA) suitable between developed democratic countries?

Investor State Arbitration

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Backgrounder
This document provides background information on CIGI's investor state arbitration research project.

Icelandic President to address Ottawa audience on ‘The Global Arctic’

Monday, June 8, 2015
Media Advisory
President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson will make a special presentation on “global cooperation” surrounding the Arctic region, at an invitation-only breakfast event hosted by the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Embassy of Iceland, Ottawa this week.

Experts Available for Comment on United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn

Monday, June 1, 2015
Media Advisory
Waterloo, Canada – June 1, 2015 – As the global climate change community gathers in Bonn, Germany for the latest talks on one of the world’s most pressing issues, experts from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will be available for comment and analysis on climate changes issues and the United Nations Climate Change Conference being held from June 1-11, 2015.

At 20 years, NAFTA has achieved intent, but fails to live up to potential, says new CIGI paper

Thursday, May 28, 2015
News Release
Reflecting on twenty years, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has worked well, but regional cooperation and integration can be improved, according to a new report issued by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
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