Thursday, February 28, 2013
Several of Africa’s countries have come a long way in recent years, but what strategies can help them break through and conquer critical challenges, such as poverty and political corruption, that continue to afflict the continent’s population? “Catching up with Asia: Africa’s Critical Current Challenges,” is the title of an upcoming lecture by Mr. Rotberg, the Fulbright Research Chair in Political Development at the Basillie School of International Affairs and Visiting Fulbright Scholar at CIGI.
Monday, February 25, 2013
CIGI is pleased to announce the appointment of John Higginbotham as senior fellow. At CIGI, Mr. Higginbotham will play a key role in leading CIGI’s global security project on Arctic governance.
CIGI Signature Lecture to present key insights on U.S. electorate and policy implications for international affairs
Friday, February 22, 2013
Want to know the pulse of the American electorate and how it will influence U.S. domestic and foreign policy, and international affairs generally, during the Obama administration’s second term? Thomas B. Edsall, Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, will explore these topics in his CIGI Signature Lecture, Wednesday, Feb. 27, at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Canada is ready to re-engage East Asia, but to be successful Ottawa will need to shed its fair-weather reputation among Asia-Pacific countries, according to a new policy brief issued by CIGI. Deepening regional diplomacy, through maritime defence and cooperation initiatives, will help Canada reassert its prestige in the region, the policy brief states.
CIGI paper offers 17 recommendations for improved governance of international financial institutions
Friday, February 8, 2013
In a new CIGI paper, Distinguished Fellow Thomas A. Bernes warns that policy makers are in danger of missing an opportunity to rectify the long-standing weaknesses in international co-operation revealed by the current global financial and economic crisis.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Domenico Lombardi as Director of its Global Economy Program, effective April 22, 2013.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
International policy makers need to break their systemic complacency toward financial crises and improve their understanding of real financial links in the global economy, says a new paper from CIGI Senior Fellow Pierre Siklos.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
International relations in an age of globalization will be spearheaded not by a single hegemonic great power, such as America or China, but by “like-minded groups” that address and work toward resolving challenges cooperatively, according to a new paper from CIGI.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The former Seagram museum in Waterloo, Ontario, will step back in time on January 29 to celebrate the home-coming of a long-lost child of the Canadian distilling empire.
Appeals for sustainable development financing must highlight benefits for major countries, CIGI paper says
Monday, January 21, 2013
To promote investments in environmental global public goods, major countries must be “bribed,” so to speak, with an appeal to selfish interests, says a paper on sustainable development financing, from CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Carin.
‘Learning from the Octopus’ – CIGI Signature Lecture to explore nature’s lessons for good global governance
Monday, January 21, 2013
Can starfish, beetles or octopi teach world leaders how to address international challenges including terrorism? Come and hear Rafe Sagarin explain why the answer is yes. "Learning from the Octopus: Nature’s Lessons for Good Global Governance," is the title of an upcoming lecture by Mr. Sagarin, a marine ecologist and environmental policy analyst at the University of Arizona.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Three Canadians are among 29 recipients of a total of $2.7 million in grants for research projects, announced by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). The grants are part of the 2012 round of the CIGI-INET research grant program, aimed at finding solutions for the world’s most pressing economic problems.