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CIGI co-publishes paper series on ‘way forward’ for internationalization of Asian and BRICS’ currencies

Friday, June 14, 2013
News Release
Asian and BRICS’ nations’ growing economic weight and prominence in the G20 affords them a unique opportunity to play a constructive role in reforming the international monetary system (IMS), in key areas such as currency internationalization and orderly adjustment. These are among the conclusions of a new paper series co-published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research (HKIMR).

New book in Canada Among Nations series highlights Canada’s need to modernize and deepen relations with Africa

Monday, June 10, 2013
News Release
An emergent, assertive and self-confident Africa is compelling Canada to shed its aid-based and patronizing mentality of the past, in favour of modern policies and institutional instruments that can maximize the potential for mutually beneficial Canada-Africa opportunities, says the newest volume of Canada Among Nations.

CIGI and CIC host leading journalists in Waterloo for talk on breaking world news, storytelling and everyday voices

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Media Advisory
How do weekly columns, evening newscasts and daily radio broadcasts effectively tell world news and depict the voices of everyday people caught within their stories? CIGI and the Canadian International Council Waterloo Region Branch are proud to present their sixth annual media panel, “Caught in the Headlines: Everyday Voices in World News.”

Renowned political scientist John Ravenhill appointed director of Balsillie School of International Affairs

Monday, June 3, 2013
Kevin Dias, Nick Manning, and Kevin Crowley
News Release
The board of the Balsillie School of International Affairs today announced the appointment of Professor John Ravenhill as director of the school.

CIGI awards funds to research in global finance, international dairy trade, refugee aid and geo-engineering

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
News Release
Faculty members from Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo are receiving Collaborative Research Awards to conduct research on pressing global governance challenges, CIGI announced today.

Diaspora communities in Canada can be development partners in countries of origin, says new CIGI-SAMP report

Monday, May 27, 2013
News Release
Contrary to viewing migration from the Global South as poaching, Canada can reframe diaspora communities as development partners, according to a new special report issued by CIGI and the Southern African Migration Programme in Cape Town.

Development and migration experts gather at CIGI Campus for workshop on global diasporas

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Media Advisory
Prominent researchers and experts will gather for a workshop at the CIGI Campus in Waterloo, Ontario, where they will address the challenges and possibilities for engaging global and Canadian diasporas in development.

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
News Release
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
News Release
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.
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