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CIGI’s Global Security & Politics program focuses on a range of issues in global security, conflict management, diplomacy and governance — including Arctic governance, regional security and Internet governance. The global security environment continues to change dramatically. We now live in a world in which security is clearly divisible and perceptions about security challenges differ not only among the great powers, but also from one global region to another.

Such changes are evident in ongoing debates in the Western Alliance about defining threats in different regions of the globe; in the divergent ways Canada, Russia, and the United States perceive Arctic security as melting ice opens up the Northwest Passage; in continuing debates about the humanitarian imperative as the world struggles with the greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War, the place of sovereignty, and status of Western norms that appear to legitimize interventionism; and in new areas of concern such as cyber warfare, the security of the Internet, Internet piracy, and Internet governance. 

Director: Fen Osler Hampson

Program Manager: Brenda Woods

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Pamela Aall

CIGI Senior Fellow

Pamela Aall is a senior fellow with CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program, leading a project that examines Africa’s regional conflict management capacity and gaps. She is also a senior adviser for conflict prevention and management at the United States Institute of Peace.

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Carl Bildt

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Carl Bildt is a CIGI distinguished fellow, effective December 2014. A renowned diplomat, he served as prime minister of Sweden from 1991 to 1994, and foreign minister from 2006 to 2014. Carl currently serves as Chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, a joint initiative between CIGI and Chatham House.

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Darrell Bricker

CIGI Senior Fellow

Darrell Bricker joined CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program in January 2016. He specializes in polling, quantitative research methods and public opinion research.

Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff

Distinguished Fellow

Michael Chertoff is a distinguished fellow in CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program, where he focuses on cyber security. Michael was also a commissioner with CIGI’s Global Commission on Internet Governance.

 

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Chester A. Crocker

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Chester A. Crocker is a distinguished fellow with CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program, leading a project that examines Africa’s regional conflict management capacity and gaps. He is also the James R. Schlesinger professor of strategic studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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Laura DeNardis

CIGI Senior Fellow

A scholar of Internet architecture and governance, Laura DeNardis joined CIGI as a senior fellow in 2013. A professor at American University and affiliated fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, her research focuses on global Internet governance.

Eileen Donahue

Eileen Donahoe

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Eileen Donahoe is a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation where she focuses on Internet governance, global digital policy, international human rights and cybersecurity. Previously, she served as the first US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Bushra Ebadi

Bushra Ebadi

Research Associate, Global Security & Politics

Bushra Ebadi is a social innovator focused on designing sustainable, innovative solutions to complex global challenges using her multidisciplinary background and skills in design and systems thinking, policy analysis and mixed methods research.

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Leonard J. Edwards

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Leonard J. Edwards joined CIGI in May 2013 as a distinguished fellow. He has led several projects designed to find new paths for enhanced cooperation between Canada and the Asia Pacific region in security, economic and innovation domains, with a particular focus on Korea, Japan, Australia and Indonesia. He is Canadian co-chair of the annual Canada-Korea Forum. He has also participated in CIGI’s work on Group of Twenty (G20) and Group of Seven (G7) summitry and in regular meetings of the D10 track 1.5 group of democratic countries discussing foreign policy issues and the future of the international rules-based order. 

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Bill Graham

CIGI Senior Fellow

Bill Graham is a senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation, contributing to the Global Security & Politics Program research on internet governance. Most recently, Bill was a contributing author of the Global Commission on Internet Governance report One Internet.

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