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Like-minded constructive powers will lead global change in turbulent age, new CIGI paper says

Thursday, January 24, 2013
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International relations in an age of globalization will be spearheaded not by a single hegemonic great power, such as America or China, but by “like-minded groups” that address and work toward resolving challenges cooperatively, according to a new paper from CIGI.

Waterloo’s former Seagram Museum steps back in time

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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The former Seagram museum in Waterloo, Ontario, will step back in time on January 29 to celebrate the home-coming of a long-lost child of the Canadian distilling empire.

Appeals for sustainable development financing must highlight benefits for major countries, CIGI paper says

Monday, January 21, 2013
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To promote investments in environmental global public goods, major countries must be “bribed,” so to speak, with an appeal to selfish interests, says a paper on sustainable development financing, from CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Carin.

‘Learning from the Octopus’ – CIGI Signature Lecture to explore nature’s lessons for good global governance

Monday, January 21, 2013
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Can starfish, beetles or octopi teach world leaders how to address international challenges including terrorism? Come and hear Rafe Sagarin explain why the answer is yes. "Learning from the Octopus: Nature’s Lessons for Good Global Governance," is the title of an upcoming lecture by Mr. Sagarin, a marine ecologist and environmental policy analyst at the University of Arizona.

Three Canadians among 29 recipients of $2.7M in CIGI-INET research grants

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Declan Kelly and Eric J. Weiner
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Three Canadians are among 29 recipients of a total of $2.7 million in grants for research projects, announced by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). The grants are part of the 2012 round of the CIGI-INET research grant program, aimed at finding solutions for the world’s most pressing economic problems.

Acclaimed Africa expert Robert Rotberg to be based at CIGI Campus as Fulbright scholar

Friday, January 11, 2013
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CIGI is pleased to announce that Robert I. Rotberg, an internationally acclaimed Africa expert, is the inaugural Fulbright Research Chair in Political Development at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Visiting Fulbright Scholar at CIGI.

CIGI report shows think tank’s growing influence and impact on international public policy

Friday, January 11, 2013
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Looking for the latest insights on the international public policy issues that will have the biggest impact in 2013 and beyond? CIGI invites media covering any aspect of international affairs to review the CIGI Annual Report 2012.

Unprecedented levels of transnational organized crime require urgent international action, CIGI report says

Thursday, December 20, 2012
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From Central America’s drug cartels and human trafficking in Australia to money laundering and financial fraud in Switzerland, organized crime has “embraced globalization” and is causing national security issues around the world. But why are multilateral, global governance bodies and international leaders not taking more action?

Global security experts Paul Heinbecker and Bessma Momani to discuss Syria’s war at CIGI Global Policy Forum

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
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Moderated by Campbell Clark, foreign affairs writer for The Globe and Mail, this CIGI Global Policy Forum event will feature expert analysis from CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker and Senior Fellow Bessma Momani. They will discuss international and regional dimensions of the conflict in Syria and what Canadians can expect from the unfolding situation.

Major project on rapid urbanization and food security in Global South receives collaborative award from CIGI

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
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Researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo have been awarded major funding through the CIGI Strategic Research Initiative to conduct collaborative, policy-oriented research on rapid urbanization, urban food security and governance in the Global South.

Canada’s priorities in Asia-Pacific trump mutual cooperation with United States, says new CIGI paper

Monday, December 3, 2012
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Canada and America, two of the world’s closest allies, are simultaneously shifting their foreign policy priorities to the Asia-Pacific, but “little common ground” may prevent the kind of support they could offer each other in the region, according to a new paper issued by CIGI.

Africa Portal continues to raise the bar as top open-access resource for African policy research

Monday, November 26, 2012
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Celebrating its anniversary, the Africa Portal continues to achieve great success as the leading open-access resource for policy research on Africa. It offers fresh and authoritative insight on Africa’s policy challenges — from climate change and energy issues to food security, conflict resolution, health and migration.
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