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

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Acclaimed Africa expert Robert Rotberg to be based at CIGI Campus as Fulbright scholar

Friday, January 11, 2013
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CIGI is pleased to announce that Robert I. Rotberg, an internationally acclaimed Africa expert, is the inaugural Fulbright Research Chair in Political Development at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Visiting Fulbright Scholar at CIGI.

CIGI report shows think tank’s growing influence and impact on international public policy

Friday, January 11, 2013
Media advisory
Looking for the latest insights on the international public policy issues that will have the biggest impact in 2013 and beyond? CIGI invites media covering any aspect of international affairs to review the CIGI Annual Report 2012.

Unprecedented levels of transnational organized crime require urgent international action, CIGI report says

Thursday, December 20, 2012
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From Central America’s drug cartels and human trafficking in Australia to money laundering and financial fraud in Switzerland, organized crime has “embraced globalization” and is causing national security issues around the world. But why are multilateral, global governance bodies and international leaders not taking more action?
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