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Former IMF deputy director to discuss sovereign debt bail-outs and legacy of euro crisis, at Ottawa event

Friday, January 31, 2014
Media advisory
CIGI invites media to cover its CIGI Global Policy Forum, “Sovereign Debt Bail-outs: The Legacy of the Euro Crisis for the IMF,” taking place on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Rideau Club in Ottawa.

‘Constructive ambiguity’ best short-term policy for EU to help normalize Kosovo-Serbia relations, says new CIGI report

Friday, January 31, 2014
News Release
In the ongoing effort to normalize relations between Kosovo and Serbia, the European Union should maintain its policy of ‘constructive ambiguity,’ according to a new report issued by the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Climate negotiators should forget assigning historical responsibility and focus on research, standards and trade, CIGI report says

Friday, January 31, 2014
News Release
Climate negotiators should “forget about assigning guilt” and instead focus on international cooperation and measures that will reduce carbon emissions, according to a new CIGI report.

CIGI appoints international negotiation and conflict expert John Odell as Senior Fellow

Friday, January 24, 2014
News Release
CIGI is pleased to announce the appointment of international negotiation and conflict expert John Odell as Senior Fellow.

Award-winning journalist John Ibbitson to discuss PM Harper’s Canadian foreign policy, at CIGI lecture

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Media Advisory
CIGI Senior Fellow John Ibbitson, an award-winning writer and leading political journalist in Canada, will focus on the transformation of Canadian foreign policy under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, at the next Signature Lecture at CIGI.

CIGI and Chatham House launch Global Commission on Internet Governance, chaired by Sweden’s Carl Bildt

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
News Release
Carl Bildt, Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will chair a new Global Commission on Internet Governance, launched by CIGI and Chatham House.

Kennedy School public policy expert to discuss risks and potential benefits of climate geoengineering, in lecture at CIGI

Monday, January 20, 2014
Media advisory
David Keith, Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, will discuss climate geoengineering as a possible solution to environmental degradation, at the next Signature Lecture at CIGI.

CIGI appoints former member of International Monetary Fund’s executive board as Senior Fellow

Monday, January 20, 2014
News Release
CIGI is pleased to announce the appointment of Miranda Xafa as a CIGI Senior Fellow, effective immediately. At CIGI, Ms. Xafa’s research will focus on sovereign debt crises and drawing lessons from the Greek debt restructuring.

CIGI experts present research on sovereign debt crises to International Monetary Fund’s executive board

Thursday, January 16, 2014
News Release
Experts from CIGI's Global Economy program today presented their latest research, on addressing sovereign debt crises, to members of the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and its senior research staff.

Acclaimed CIGI Campus wins National Honor Award for Architecture in 2014 from American Institute of Architects

Friday, January 10, 2014
News Release
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) congratulates KPMB Architects on winning a 2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, for the design of the CIGI Campus in Waterloo.

Two Canadians among 23 recipients of $2.1M in research grants from CIGI and Institute for New Economic Thinking

Monday, December 23, 2013
Declan Kelly and Eric Weiner
News Release
Two Canadians are among 23 recipients of a total of $2.1 million in grants for research projects, announced by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (the Institute).

UN’s climate change negotiation process in need of ‘radical re-think’ after 20 years of limited action, says CIGI report

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
News Release
The United Nations climate change negotiation process is in need of “a radical re-think,” to avoid future generations paying a heavy price for failure and inaction, according to a new policy brief from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
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