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Johan Rockström to present new research on planetary boundaries, at CIGI public lecture

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Renee Denomme
Media Advisory
Johan Rockström, the leading scientist behind the development of the Planetary Boundaries framework, will share the latest research about the sustainability of our planet at a public lecture on Thursday, March 26.

CIGI Worldwide relaunched with new design and content for global policy makers

Monday, March 23, 2015
News Release
Expert commentary on Internet governance, ISIS, the crisis in Ukraine and climate change can all be found in the new and improved CIGI Worldwide. The Centre for International Governance Innovation’s (CIGI) flagship newsletter provides timely expert commentary, publications and videos addressing the most pressing governance challenges facing global economy, global security and politics, and international law.

Global cooperation, not national interests, should drive evolution of Internet architecture, commission report says

Monday, March 16, 2015
News Release
Key properties of the Internet must be supported for it to succeed and these ‘invariants’ are an important framework to prevent nationally-driven policy from damaging the integrity of the Internet, according to a new working paper issued by the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG).

Boston University professor to explain the role of emerging markets in re-regulating cross border finance, in CIGI public lecture

Monday, March 16, 2015
Media Advisory
Boston University economist Dr. Kevin P. Gallagher credits emerging market economies, including Brazil, South Korea, Indonesia, India, China and South Africa, with creating innovative cross- border financial regulations in the wake of the global financial crisis, and garnering support for such actions by international financial institutions in the post-financial crisis era. However the changing global economic environment will put these efforts to the test.

Global health expert talks role of private sector in universal health coverage, at CIGI public lecture

Friday, March 6, 2015
Renee Denomme
Media Advisory
What role should the private sector play in universal health coverage? As the post-2015 development agenda is established, this question has been driving the debate. Global health expert Jeffrey L. Sturchio will shed light on the debate at an upcoming CIGI Signature Lecture.

Reliable leadership, then improvements: new CIGI book evaluates South Africa’s governance gaps

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
News Release
Post-apartheid South Africa was positioned to advance its key role in Africa under the leadership of Nelson Mandela. However, in the years following his presidency, South Africa lost its way, forfeiting its prime role in Africa and disappointing Africans and South Africans who believed in Mandela’s transformative vision, says CIGI senior fellow Robert I. Rotberg, contributing author and editor of a new book Governance and Innovation in Africa: South Africa after Mandela.

University of Ottawa Professor Patrick Leblond joins CIGI’s Global Economy Program as new CIGI senior fellow

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) welcomes Patrick Leblond, University of Ottawa professor and international economics and politics expert, to its team of global economy experts investigating international trade.

CIGI appoints Hugo Perezcano Díaz as Senior Fellow to focus on international law and trade issues

Friday, February 27, 2015
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Hugo Perezcano Díaz as Senior Fellow with the think-tank’s International Law Research Program, effective immediately.

CIGI honours I. William Zartman for his contributions to conflict management and global security research

Friday, February 20, 2015
News Release
Global Security Expert and Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University I. William Zartman was named a “CIGI Honouree” last night for his distinguished contributions to global governance and conflict management.

Increased fragmentation of ‘dark Web’ poses great security challenge, say Chertoff and Simon in new paper

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
News Release
It would not be surprising to see the dark Web’s criminal underbelly become more fragmented, and therefore more complicated to investigate given wide-spread online surveillance by states and the recent arrests of cybercriminals. This is according to a new working paper issued by the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG).

CIGI receives highest rating among think tanks globally for financial transparency

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
News Release
Waterloo, Canada — International think tank monitoring agency Transparify has given the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) the maximum rating for financial transparency for a second year in a row, according to the organization’s annual ratings report.

Global Commission on Internet Governance concludes UK meeting

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
News Release
The Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) has issued a communiqué in conclusion of its meeting in the United Kingdom.
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