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The New Arab Wars | Inside the Issues 6.9

April 27, 2016
Marc Lynch and Andrew S. Thompson
In episode nine of season six, Marc Lynch joins CIGI Senior Fellow and co-host Andrew Thompson for a discussion on his new book, "The New Arab Wars: Anarchy and Uprising in the Middle East."

Earth Week 2016: Climate, Energy and Ecology in Waterloo Region's Front Yard

April 21, 2016
Stephanie Sobek-Swant
Stephanie Sobek-Swant, executive director of the rare Charitable Research Reserve, gave a special Earth Week lecture at CIGI, as part of a week of public programming on energy choices, organized by the Waterloo Global Science Initiative.

The Digital Economy | Inside the Issues 6.8

April 13, 2016
Andrew S. Thompson and Brian Kahin
In episode eight of season six, Brian Kahin joins CIGI Senior Fellow and co-host Andrew Thompson for a discussion on the digital economy and the impact and ethical challenges of disruptive technologies.

Kingdom Come or Kingdom Gone? Saudi Arabia and the Future of the Middle East

March 30, 2016
Bruce Riedel
Saudi Arabia continues to challenge relations with its allies, including Canada and the United States, and appears more prepared than ever to take off the gloves for battle with Iran for increased control of the Persian Gulf region. In this lecture, Bruce Riedel discusses Middle East policy with a focus on Saudi Arabia and its evolving role in the region.

Carbon Pricing and the WTO | Inside the Issues 6.7

March 30, 2016
In episode seven of season six, CIGI Post-Doctoral Fellow Maria Panezi joins CIGI Senior Fellow and co-host Andrew Thompson for a discussion on carbon pricing and how the World Trade Organization can respond to climate change.

Climate Change and Sustainable Cities | Inside the Issues 6.6

March 16, 2016
In episode six of season six, CIGI Senior Fellow Sarah Burch joins CIGI Senior Fellow and co-host Andrew Thompson for a discussion on what the Paris Climate Agreement means for sustainable cities.

China’s Transition to a New Model of Economic Growth

March 7, 2016
Nick Lardy
Nick Lardy is the Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He delivered a CIGI Global Policy Forum in March 2016 titled, "China's Transition to a New Model of Economic Growth."

Crisis in Yemen | Inside the Issues 6.5

March 2, 2016
In episode five of season six, CIGI Research Associate Jacqueline Lopour joins CIGI Senior Fellow and co-host Andrew Thompson for a discussion on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Canada-Burma Relations | Inside the Issues 6.4

February 17, 2016
Ambassador Mark McDowell and Andrew S. Thompson
In episode four of season six, Ambassador Mark McDowell joins CIGI Senior Fellow and co-host Andrew Thompson for a discussion on the opportunities and challenges confronting Burma's transformation, and implications for Canadian relations with the Southeast Asian country.

Arab Dawn: Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring

February 11, 2016
In this talk, CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani discusses the themes of her new book, "Arab Dawn: Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring," in which she challenges the negative assumptions surrounding the region, and focuses on the positive changes among Arab youth.

The Common Law of International Trade and the Future of the WTO

February 3, 2016
Thomas Cottier
In this lecture, Thomas Cottier addresses the current role of the World Trade Organization (WTO), its relationship to preferential trade agreements, in particular the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the emerging Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the United States and European Union, which all rely upon WTO disciplines.

Sustainability Reporting | Inside the Issues 6.3

February 3, 2016
In episode three of season six, CIGI Fellow Jason Thistlethwaite joins CIGI Senior Fellow and co-host Andrew Thompson for a discussion on the governance of sustainability reporting.
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