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G-24 Director Amar Bhattacharya to discuss case for BRICS development bank, at CIGI Global Policy Forum

Friday, October 11, 2013
Media Advisory
CIGI invites media to cover its CIGI Global Policy Forum, “Meeting the Infrastructure Challenge: The Case for a New BRICS Development Bank,” taking place on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, Canada. Amar Bhattacharya will deliver a keynote address that assesses the BRICS’ role in the global economy and whether or not a BRICS development bank is needed.

Changes made during euro crisis will weaken IMF’s effectiveness in future severe debt crises, CIGI paper says

Thursday, October 10, 2013
News Release
Changes made in the context of the euro crisis to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) framework for lending in severe sovereign debt crises will weaken the organization’s effectiveness in future crises, says a new CIGI paper.

International institutions ‘lamentably deficient’ in governing global economy and financial system, new CIGI book says

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
News Release
Serious shortcomings and failings are evident in the institutions tasked with addressing the challenges of the post-crisis global economy, says CIGI’s new behind-the-scenes book on how these institutions work.

Global financial crisis led to ‘cooperation paradox’ among world’s central banks, new CIGI report says

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
News Release
The nature of the global imbalances that contributed to the recent global financial crisis demonstrated the need for greater cooperation among the world’s central banks. But, paradoxically, the demands of added financial supervision that the crisis placed upon central banks made them less likely to engage in such cooperation, says a new paper from CIGI.

IMF annual meetings likely to focus on recovery over reform, CIGI experts warn in new series

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
News Release
The 2013 annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will focus on the policy challenges facing the global economy, as it moves from the “Great Recession” to the “Great Transition,” on its way to a stable and sustained recovery. This is among the conclusions in a new series of commentaries from CIGI, which look ahead to the IMF and World Bank meetings later this week.

CIGI experts available for media commentary on annual meetings of International Monetary Fund and World Bank

Monday, October 7, 2013
Media advisory
Looking for expert commentary ahead of and during this week’s annual meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington, DC? CIGI will have experts in Washington from October 8 and available for media interviews.

Behind the mask: New CIGI paper gives context to Anonymous’ activities, power and politics

Monday, September 30, 2013
News Release
Anonymous, with its unpredictability and mystery, has garnered geopolitical clout among admirers and skeptics alike. Its ability to “unmask corruption, hypocrisy, state and corporate secrecy,” is the focus of a new paper issued by The Centre for International Governance Innovation.

CIGI’s video podcast series Inside the Issues back with fourth season and new analysis on global affairs

Friday, September 27, 2013
News Release
The Responsibility to Protect, challenges with the international monetary system, and politics in the Middle East are among the several topics to be featured in season four of Inside the Issues, a video podcast series presented by CIGI.

Canada needs long-term plan to benefit from Australian support in Indo-Pacific engagement, says new CIGI-ASPI report

Thursday, September 26, 2013
News Release
Less inward thought and more active engagement is required from the Canadian government if it is serious about the Indo-Pacific, according to a new report issued by CIGI and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Complex security architecture in Asia-Pacific can benefit from Australian and Canadian engagement, says CIGI-ASPI report

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
News Release
An abundance of promising Asia-Pacific cooperation opportunities exist for Australian and Canadian public institutions, corporations and government ventures to shape the region’s transnational security challenges, according to a new report issued by CIGI and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

What role for Canada, if Africa’s no longer a charity case? Experts to discuss at book launch in Toronto

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Media Advisory
Experts will discuss the future of Canada-Africa relations at a free panel event in Toronto, presented by CIGI and Canadian International Council.

Leading international economist to deliver CIGI lectureon the dangers of currency manipulation

Monday, September 23, 2013
Media advisory
Leading international economic policy expert C. Fred Bergsten will outline the threats that currency manipulation poses to the global economy, when he delivers the next CIGI Signature Lecture.
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