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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
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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
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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).

International economics expert to discuss lessons from the emerging world on spurring growth, in lecture at CIGI

Friday, December 6, 2013
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Peter Blair Henry, Dean of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, will discuss whether advanced economies can learn lessons from the emerging world on how to spur economic growth at the next Signature Lecture at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Canadian journalist John Ibbitson appointed to one-year Senior Fellowship at CIGI

Monday, December 2, 2013
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CIGI is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning Canadian writer and journalist John Ibbitson as a Senior Fellow, effective January 2014.

CIGI begins search for inaugural director and research fellows for International Law program

Friday, November 29, 2013
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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is beginning a search for research fellows and an inaugural director for its new International Law Research Program.

‘Time travel’ at the CIGI Global Youth Forum lets Waterloo students imagine better future

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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High school students from Waterloo Region are participating in a day of time-travel simulations, art exhibits and historical film analyses at this year’s Global Youth Forum on global peace and security, presented by The Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

CIGI launches paper series that highlights East Asia’s growing interest in Arctic resources and development

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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Passage and resource opportunities in the Arctic are drawing East Asia countries to become more engaged in the region, according to new research issued by CIGI.

Cyber security expert Melissa Hathaway joins CIGI as Distinguished Fellow

Friday, November 15, 2013
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CIGI is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Internet governance and cyber security expert Melissa Hathaway as Distinguished Fellow.

JFK’s ‘black swan logic’ a lesson for world leaders on the brink of war, says new CIGI policy brief

Monday, November 11, 2013
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John F. Kennedy was not a jingoistic Cold War leader, but a cautious decision maker who avoided war on at least six occasions. Current world leaders should heed lessons from his “black swan” approach to foreign policy, says a new policy brief issued by CIGI.

CIGI lecture on JFK and Soviet relations to feature experts Sergei Khrushchev, James Blight and janet Lang

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, will be in conversation with James Blight and janet Lang of the Balsillie School of International Affairs, at the next CIGI Signature Lecture.

EU involvement necessary to move transitional justice forward in Bosnia-Herzegovina, says CIGI policy brief

Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Involvement of the European Union and focus on non-judicial aspects of justice will strengthen post-war peace efforts in Bosnia-Herzegovina, according to a new policy brief issued by CIGI.

Arctic governance, the rise of China and R2P among global topics addressed by new CIGI Junior Fellows Policy Briefs

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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Twenty graduate students at the Balsillie School of International Affairs have published seven new policy briefs on global governance issues, as part of The Centre for International Governance Innovation’s Junior Fellows Program.
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