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CIGI appoints Len Edwards as Distinguished Fellow

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
News Release
CIGI is pleased to announce the appointment of Len Edwards as Distinguished Fellow, effective immediately. At CIGI, Mr. Edwards co-chairs and leads CIGI’s project on enhancing security cooperation between Australia and Canadian in the Asia-Pacific.

Former Prime Minister Joe Clark to speak at CIGI on global power shifts

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Media Advisory
Canada’s 16th Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Joe Clark will give a free public CIGI Signature Lecture on the evolving role of state and non-state actors in international relations. The day following Mr. Clark’s CIGI Signature Lecture, he will be participating in the Balsillie School of International Affair’s annual CIGI Junior Fellowship Symposium.

Time to put high-stakes Internet security issue on G20 agenda, CIGI commentary says

Monday, May 13, 2013
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The G20 should tackle the vastly important issue of Internet security and “articulate a vision for shaping the Internet economy for the next five to 10 years,” a new commentary issued by CIGI recommends.

Bans on short selling can lead to adverse herding among investors, CIGI-sponsored researchers find

Thursday, May 9, 2013
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Bans on short selling in times of high uncertainty can lead to adverse herding behaviour, says a new paper from CIGI-sponsored researchers.

What should replace the UN’s 2015 Millennium Development Goals? Panel to discuss at CIGI public lecture

Monday, May 6, 2013
Media Advisory
A panel of global development experts will deliver a Signature Lecture at (CIGI on the future of international development and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Experts to deliver exclusive address in Ottawa on successor to UN’s 2015 Millennium Development Goals

Monday, May 6, 2013
Media Advisory
A panel of experts will bring their international development expertise to an exclusive address this week in Canada’s capital, where they will focus on the future of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals beyond 2015.

New global challenges require new goals in post-2015 development agenda, CIGI paper says

Thursday, May 2, 2013
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The post-2015 development agenda should be reframed around “one-world” goals, according to a new paper issued by CIGI. Researchers propose 10 new comprehensive goals that will advance human development in the developed and developing world, alike.

Grants of up to $250,000 available for researchers through CIGI-INET’s 2013 Grant Program

Monday, April 29, 2013
Declan Kelly and Eric J. Weiner
Media advisory
CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) are accepting research proposals for their joint 2013 Grant Program, with grants ranging in value from $25,000 to $250,000. This will be the fifth cycle of research grants to be issued under the program. To date, the organizations have awarded more than $20 million in grants since the program’s initial 2010 round.

IMF Martin S. Edwards to be based at CIGI Campus as Fulbright scholar

Thursday, April 25, 2013
News Release
CIGI is pleased to announce that Martin S. Edwards, an internationally acclaimed expert on evaluating the International Monetary Fund, is the new Fulbright Research Chair in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and Visiting Fulbright Scholar at CIGI.

CIGI lecture addresses global inequality and social protection in an age of economic crisis

Friday, April 19, 2013
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Isabel Ortiz, an expert in poverty reduction and former associate director at UNICEF, will focus on global inequalities – and solutions – at the next Signature Lecture at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). “The Inequality Gap: A Social Protection Floor for an Inclusive Crisis Recovery,” will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

East Asian states should be admitted to Arctic Council as observers, says new CIGI policy brief

Thursday, April 18, 2013
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The Arctic Council and its member states could benefit by welcoming East Asian states — China, Japan, and South Korea — as observers to the regional forum, according to a new policy brief issued by CIGI.

Bans on short sellers may amplify market downturns rather than enhance stability, CIGI-sponsored researchers find

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
News Release
Bans on short selling do not contribute to enhancing financial stability and can even amplify positive feedback trading during periods of high volatility. These are the main findings on a new paper from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
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