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Waterloo Region artists invited to enter CIGI Community Art Contest with $17,400 in prizes

Monday, May 25, 2015
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), with generous funding support from the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation – The Musagetes Fund, invites all artists in the Waterloo Region to participate in the CIGI Community Art Contest.

Coordination in international Internet policy making on issues like cyber security is poor, says new paper; suggests practical solution

Thursday, May 21, 2015
News Release
A Geneva-based ‘Coordination Committee’ would improve globally-disjointed policy discussions on critical Internet policy issues, including cyber security and online privacy and data protection, according to a new report issued by the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG).

Expert discusses traditions hindering Middle East progress, at CIGI lecture and webcast

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Media Advisory
Traditions of colonialism, autocracy, corruption and imagined history all contribute to the dysfunction of Middle East polities – including Arab politics. In the Middle East, Arab politics is largely dominated by authoritarianism, ethno-nationalism and ideological belief systems, as evidenced in the terror generated by the Islamic State organization (ISIS).

Former White House advisor Dr. Gary Samore addresses “hopelessness” in Russia, North Korea, Iran, at Ottawa event

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Media Advisory
Ottawa, Canada — President Obama’s former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) will address a high-profile group of leaders and policy makers at a CIGI Global Policy Forum in Ottawa on dealing with relentless challenges faced in the regions of Russia, North Korea, and Iran.

The key to effective governance lies in new CIGI book ‘On Governance’

Monday, May 11, 2015
News Release
“Spreading good governance is a key goal of political leaders and reformers…because better-governed people are more likely to avoid civil conflict and obtain significant returns,” says editor and contributing author Robert I, Rotberg in the new CIGI Press book, On Governance: What It Is, What It Measures and Its Policy Uses.

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.
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