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

Thursday, April 18, 2013
News Release
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).

Internet Society Canada Chapter launched to advance issues of Internet governance and accessibility

Monday, April 15, 2013
News Release
Internet end-users in Canada who are concerned with issues of Internet governance, rural accessibility and technical advancements now have a national organization to address their interests.

CIGI global economy experts available for comment on IMF and World Bank Group Spring meetings

Monday, April 15, 2013
Media advisory
Looking for expert commentary on the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Spring Meetings? The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have the following experts in Washington, D.C., from April 19 to 21, and available for media interviews:

IMF-FSB’s early warning exercise requires improved coordination to boost its impact and visibility

Friday, April 12, 2013
News Release
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) need significantly improved coordination to effectively identify and flag potential crises in the global economy. This is the conclusion of new policy brief from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA).

US-EU free trade agreement could lead to Atlantic hegemony or resumption of WTO talks

Thursday, April 11, 2013
News release
If the long-rumoured trans-Atlantic free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and the European Union becomes a reality, it could have the ironic effect of bringing about a resumption of World Trade Organization (WTO) talks. This is the conclusion of new policy brief from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA).

Internet pioneer Steve Crocker to discuss future of Internet governance at CIGI public lecture

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Media Advisory
Steve Crocker, an Internet pioneer and globally recognized expert, will deliver a Signature Lecture at CIGI on the challenges and threats to the open and shared governance of the Internet system.

Important announcement on Internet governance in Canada to be made at MaRS Discovery District

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Media Advisory
Experts will make an important announcement regarding Canada’s formal place in global Internet governance discussions at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Ontario. The announcement on Monday, April 15, 2013, will be of interest to Canadian Internet users, service providers and policy makers.

China: Where will the new leadership go? US expert delivers exclusive address in Ottawa on April 9

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Kevin Dias and Taylor Dilks
Media Advisory
David Gordon, an international affairs expert based in Washington, D.C., will deliver an exclusive address on the new leadership and future direction of China.

CIGI Campus wins Design Excellence Award from Ontario Association of Architects; up for People’s Choice

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
News Release
The CIGI Campus has won a top architectural honour from the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). It has also been nominated for an OAA People’s Choice award.

CIGI Signature Lecture to explore how Arab world’s changing attitudes toward sex reflect region’s politics

Friday, March 22, 2013
Media advisory
Shereen El Feki, an award-winning journalist and Vice-Chair of the UN's Global Commission on HIV and Law, will explore the relationship between the Arab world’s changing attitudes toward sex and the region’s politics, in her CIGI Signature Lecture, Monday, March 25, at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

CIGI appoints Laura E. DeNardis as Senior Fellow

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
News Release
CIGI is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura E. DeNardis as Senior Fellow. At CIGI, Dr. DeNardis will play a role in CIGI’s global security project on Internet governance.
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