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Carleton & CIGI Host Honourable Stéphane Dion at Arctic Policy Conference

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Media Advisory
Carleton University and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Arctic Council by hosting a day-long conference headlined by Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion. At this event, CIGI will be releasing a new report to prompt discussion on shaping Canada’s future Arctic policy.

Sir Paul Tucker to present new essay in CIGI Finance Essay series at ESRB

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Media Advisory
A new essay by Sir Paul Tucker as part of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Essays on International Finance series takes a hard look at fragilities in the macroeconomic stability system and aims to spark a conversation around the objectives of global stability policy.

Public unaware of true cost of personal data breaches

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Press Release
22 September 2016 (Waterloo, Ontario) – At a time when millions of people’s personal information can be exposed by a single data breach, as was recently the case with the breach of Dropbox that exposed personal information on upwards of 68 million account holders, a new global survey finds that a substantial majority—73 percent—of citizens in 24 countries have never actually been notified that their information has been compromised due to a data breach.

New CIGI Paper Addresses Gap in Canada’s Innovation Strategy, Provides Basis for Online IP Course

Monday, September 12, 2016
Press Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)’s beta test of its first online course starts today and is based on timely recommendations from a new paper by CIGI Senior Fellow Myra Tawfik.

CIGI’s Markus Gehring Acts as Expert Witness in House of Lords Hearing on Brexit

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Press Release
Markus Gehring, who leads international economic law research at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), acted as an expert witness on Brexit in the House of Lords today.

CIGI awards 32 graduate scholarships through its International Law Research Program

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Press Release
Thirty-two outstanding PhD, SJD and LLM students have been awarded graduate scholarships by CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP) for the 2016-17 academic year.

CIGI Launches International Law Scholarship Competition in Partnership with the Government of Canada

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Press Release
A new scholarship competition from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)’s International Law Research Program (ILRP) in partnership with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) offers law students the unique opportunity to advance their research and collaborate with top international law experts.

A changing tide in Africa: CIGI-GlobeScan survey reveals new perspectives on conflict and change

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Press Release
A new survey commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by independent research consultancy GlobeScan reveals Africans are less concerned about state-driven violence and conflict than corruption and lack of economic opportunities.

Following the Dragon’s Footprints: CIGI releases new book on China & the G20

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Press Release
25 August 2016 – As China prepares to host its first Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Hangzhou, a new book from Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Chinese foreign policy expert Alex He takes a close look at the country’s rise to become one of the most active and influential players in global economic governance.

CIGI Experts to Promote Canadian Climate Change Solutions at Public Forum

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Media Advisory
As Canadians prepare for consultations on a national climate change plan later this month, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will co-host a free public forum on climate change solutions with Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Divest Waterloo.

Statement by Asia-Pacific experts on South China Sea arbitration ruling

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Expert Statement
Experts at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ontario, released the following statement today in reaction to the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling in the case brought by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China regarding maritime claims in the South China Sea.

The future of the Internet is at risk if we don’t act now : Global Commission on Internet Governance

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Press Release
21 June 2016 (Cancun, Mexico) – Imagine not being able to connect with people or access information on the Internet from wherever you are in the world. Or imagine private interests or governments having unfettered access to your personal information. And what if the three billion people currently offline remain unconnected and can’t do business or even seek out information on the Internet? These may be worst-case scenarios, but if we don’t act now the future of an inclusive, open, secure and trustworthy Internet is at risk.
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