"Like humanitarianism, politics is an imperfect project," Dr. James Orbinski said, as he kicked off this year's Signature Lecture Series at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). The Nobel Peace Prize recipient and world-renowned physician offered his perspective of good global governance and humanitarianism to a sold-out crowd and live global audience via webcast on September 22, 2011. After giving a keynote address, Orbinski was joined in conversation on stage by David Welch, director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs and CIGI chair of global security.

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