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Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age

April 21, 2015
Advances in digital communication technology have helped create a landscape of global political power that is much more complicated than ever before. In this lecture, Dr. Taylor Owen will explore how technology is destabilizing processes that, for over a century, have shaped the world of international affairs, giving rise to a new form of disruptive power.

Plan B at the IMF

April 17, 2015
CIGI Senior Fellow Kevin Carmichael comments on the G20 Press Conference held jointly with the International Monetary and Financial Committee on April 17, 2015 in Washington D.C. Carmichael highlights two items that suggest movement on the U.S. impasse over IMF governance reforms may be on the horizon.

The G20 at the IMF

April 17, 2015
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Thomas A. Bernes considers key issues for the G20 leading into the 2015 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund, including the need to enhance global economic growth and challenges in the governance of international financial organizations.

The IMF and Ukraine

April 17, 2015
CIGI Senior Fellow Susan Schadler comments on the International Monetary Fund and the crisis in Ukraine from Washington, D.C. Review of the IMF's lending arrangements, debt relief, and Ukraine's uncertain path forward are discussed.

Dirty Dancing: Drones and Death in the Borderlands

April 16, 2015
Derek Gregory
CIA-directed drone strikes against targets in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan have attracted considerable critical attention, but much of the discussion has focused on the 'bureaucratization' of targeted killing and the rules and protocols followed in Washington.

The World Needs a Sovereign Debt Bankruptcy Process

April 16, 2015
On April 15, 2015, CIGI Senior Fellow Richard Gitlin chaired a discussion at the IMF Spring Civil Society Policy Forum on the need for a sovereign debt bankruptcy process. Here, Gitlin comments on the benefits of adopting the best parts of both the statutory and contractual approaches to sovereign debt along with idea of creating a sovereign debt forum.

What lessons have we learned from the euro crisis?

April 16, 2015
Direct from Washington D.C., Distinguished Fellow Malcolm D. Knight comments on the IMF's world economic outlook for 2015. With inconsistencies between monetary policies of key economies and the regulatory environment, and risks being pushed into the periphery of the global financial system, how can vulnerabilities be managed? Knight notes that deep structural reforms are the way to achieve long term solutions to financial and structural crisis.

The IMF’s role in the euro crisis

April 16, 2015
CIGI Senior Fellow Miranda Xafa discusses the controversial role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a junior partner to European institutions, including the European Central Bank and European Commission, in response to the euro crisis. Xafa also considers the IMF's new proposed approach and what impact debt reprofiling could have had were it implemented when the Greek program was set in 2010.

There is still work for the IMF to do

April 15, 2015
Following an April 15, 2015 event "What lessons have we learned from the Euro Crisis?" CIGI Senior Fellow James M. Boughton comments on what more needs to be done to help pull Greece out of crisis. Boughton also explores the role of the IMF within Europe and how its institutional role has been impacted by European institutions who have taken the lead in responding to the Euro Crisis.

Another Fine Mess in the World of Sovereign Debt

April 14, 2015
Senior Fellow Paul Blustein comments on the April 14, 2015 event, "Another Fine Mess in the World of Sovereign Debt: How the IMF became Europe's junior partner and accommodated a badly flawed rescue of Greece" presented by CIGI in partnership with George Washington University.

Global Health Governance | Inside the Issues 5.19

April 10, 2015
Jeff Sturchio and Andrew S. Thompson
President & CEO of Rabin Martin Jeff Sturchio visits the Inside the Issues studio to discuss global health governance with co-host and CIGI Senior Fellow Andrew Thompson. The conversation touches on the Affordable Care Act in the United States, access to health care globally, and lessons from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

10 Billion: How Future Population Trends will Impact International Security and Global Governance

March 31, 2015
Jack Goldstone
Population trends are creating an unbalanced world; current social institutions for local and global governance, and for international alliances, risk becoming obsolete.
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