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Decision by Canadian Association of University Teachers to drop censure threat vindicates governance of Balsillie School of International Affairs

Monday, November 26, 2012
News Release
A decision by the Canadian Association of University Teachers to withdraw its threat of censure against two universities is a vindication of the governance of the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Special report calls for strengthened Canada-Mexico relations on eve of presidential visit

Thursday, November 22, 2012
News Release
The time is right for Canada and Mexico to upgrade their bilateral relationship to strengthen both countries’ economies and security, according to a special report issued by CIGI and The Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

‘Great Melt’ in the Arctic calls for increased co-operation between Canada and United States, policy brief argues

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
News Release
The “great melt,” an unprecedented geophysical change, in the Arctic is cause for heightened leadership, attention and cooperation between Canada and the United States. Without a national strategic vision, current policies are inadequate to protect economic and environmental interests, argues a new policy brief issued by CIGI.

Paul Jenkins, former senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, to discuss Canadian perspectives on global economy

Monday, November 5, 2012
Media Advisory
From shrinking and sinking to rocky recovery, the evolution of the global economy is at an historic moment. How do Canadians perceive, and fit into, this important period of global economic change? Paul Jenkins will address an exclusive audience, with a keynote on “Global Economic Trends and Challenges: A Canadian Perspective.”

Former UN Under-Secretary General José Antonio Ocampo to deliver keynote at CIGI conference on financial crisis

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Media advisory
Does the world really have a monetary system – or not? “The Global Monetary Non-system” is the provocative title of a public keynote address to be delivered in Waterloo by José Antonio Ocampo, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and formerly Colombia’s Minister of Finance and Public Credit.

CIGI paper explores lessons from Cuban missile crisis; calls for UN to lead global day of meditation on October 27

Monday, October 29, 2012
News Release
CIGI has released a new paper that offers lessons on avoiding nuclear war, in light of the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis.

Special report proposing “one-world” approach to post-2015 development goals to be presented at United Nations

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
News Release
CIGI and the Korea Development Institute have released a new special report on post-2015 millennium development goals, which includes indicators for 11 new future goals — the Bellagio Goals — that will be presented to the United Nations.

Art exhibit and public lecture at CIGI Campus launches release of new transmedia research on Cuban missile crisis

Monday, October 22, 2012
Media Advisory
CIGI and the Balsillie School of International Affairs will host two public events, October 24 and 25, 2012, at the CIGI Campus to present research from a unique transmedia project on the Cuban missile crisis: "The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy/Khrushchev/Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis."

Ambassador of Brazil to Canada delivers address about Brazil and its prospects for the future

Monday, October 15, 2012
Media Advisory
Organizers of the Ambassador Lecture Series invite media to cover an address by His Excellency Piragibe dos Santos Tarragô, Ambassador of Brazil to Canada.

FfDO and CIGI invite media to panel on timely debt resolution, at IMF and World Bank meetings

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Declan Kelly and Newton Kanhema
Media advisory
The Financing for Development Office (FfDO), Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations and The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) invite media accredited to the IMF and World Bank Group annual meetings in Tokyo to attend their joint panel, titled “Facilitating International Adjustment through Timely Debt Resolution.”

CIGI invites media to cover address by Ambassador Zhang, on Canada-China relations

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Media advisory
CIGI invites media to cover an exclusive address by His Excellency Zhang Junsai, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Canada. Ambassador Zhang will speak at an invitation-only event, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at the CIGI Campus in Waterloo.

Global challenges tackled in third season of “Inside the Issues”

Friday, October 5, 2012
News Release
"Inside the Issues" is back for its third season, with fresh and authoritative insight on global economic, security, development, and environmental challenges. The weekly podcast series is produced and presented by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
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