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CIGI lecture to explore Africa’s political and economic progress and challenges in the 21st century

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Kevin Dias and Taylor Dilks
Media Advisory
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.

CIGI appoints John Higginbotham as senior fellow

Monday, February 25, 2013
News Release
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
Media advisory
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).

Re-engage East Asia through maritime diplomacy, CIGI policy brief urges Canadian government

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
News Release
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
News release
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.

CIGI appoints international policy expert Domenico Lombardi to lead Global Economy research program

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
News Release
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.

CIGI paper calls for better understanding of real financial links among international policy makers

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
News Release
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.

Like-minded constructive powers will lead global change in turbulent age, new CIGI paper says

Thursday, January 24, 2013
News Release
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.

Waterloo’s former Seagram Museum steps back in time

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Media Advisory
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
News Release
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
Media Advisory
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.

Three Canadians among 29 recipients of $2.7M in CIGI-INET research grants

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Declan Kelly and Eric J. Weiner
News Release
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.
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