A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the Council’s working methods. October 23, 2014. (UN Photo/Loey Felipe)
A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the Council’s working methods. October 23, 2014. (UN Photo/Loey Felipe)

CIGI’s research theme on global politics and foreign policy is exploring several aspects of international security and negotiations. Researchers are assessing the regional and global environment in which the “soft” security instruments of mediation, conciliation, unofficial diplomacy, conflict prevention and post-conflict peacebuilding take place. 

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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.

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Paul Heinbecker

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

With a distinguished career in Canadian diplomacy — including posts as ambassador to Germany, permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) and adviser to various prime ministers, Paul Heinbecker is one of Canada’s most experienced commentators on foreign policy and international governance. With CIGI since 2004, Paul is also the director of the Centre for Global Relations at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Meredith Lilly

Meredith Lilly

CIGI Senior Fellow

Meredith Lilly is a senior fellow with CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program, effective February 2017. At CIGI, Meredith’s research is focused on trade policy, Canada-US relations and international security issues.

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James Milner

Senior Fellow

James Milner is a Senior Fellow in CIGI's Global Security Program where he focuses on refugees, peacebuilding, African politics and the United Nations system.

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Simon Palamar

Research Fellow, Global Security & Politics

Simon Palamar joined CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program in 2012. He holds a Ph.D from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, an M.A. in global governance from the University of Waterloo, and a B.A. in history and peace and conflict studies.

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Andrew S. Thompson

CIGI Senior Fellow

Andrew S. Thompson is a CIGI senior fellow, effective November 2014.  A specialist in the fields of international human rights, civil society movements and fragile states, Andrew is adjunct assistant professor of political science at the University of Waterloo and the program officer for the global governance programs at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. 

Paul Twomey

Paul Twomey

Distinguished Fellow

Paul Twomey is a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation where he focuses on Internet governance, e-commerce  and cyber security. Paul sits as a Commissioner on the Global Commission for Internet Governance (GCIG).

 

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