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Internet Governance and Cybersecurity

July 29, 2015
This video provides an overview of the inaugural Conference on Internet Governance and Cyber-Security, hosted by Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in collaboration with the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) on May 14 and 15.

NAFTA at 20 | Inside the Issues 5.26

June 25, 2015
CIGI Senior Fellow Hugo Perezcano Díaz joins co-host and Senior Fellow Andrew Thompson for a discussion on the 20-year anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

CDS Reflections: The Canadian Armed Forces in the World Today

June 23, 2015
Tom Lawson
On June 23, 2015 General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces, participated in a CIGI Global Policy Forum in Ottawa, Ontario where he reflected on the Canadian Armed Forces in the world today.

Canadian Eyes on World News: Perspectives from Media Leaders

June 17, 2015
Wendy Freeman, David Walmsley, Jonathan Whitten, Lynn McAuley, and Susan Harada
Each year, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) co-hosts a media panel, together with the Waterloo chapter of the Canadian International Council (CIC). The topic concerns some aspect of global affairs – and this year, we heard from media executives about trends in coverage of world news.

The Middle East | Inside the Issues 5.25

June 17, 2015
Michael Bell and Andrew S. Thompson
Traditions of colonialism, autocracy, the rentier state, clientalism, corruption and imagined history all contribute to the dysfunction of Middle East polities. In this episode, Michael Bell, Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, joins co-host Andrew Thompson, CIGI Senior Fellow, for a conversation on the Middle East.

The Internet Is: Freedom

June 17, 2015
Moez Chakchouk
Moez Chakchouk, GCIG Commissioner and Chairman and CEO of the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI), shares his thoughts on the Internet as a tool of freedom.

Pricing Carbon: The Ecofiscal Way Forward | Inside the Issues 5.24

June 12, 2015
Chris Ragan and David A. Welch
What is the most cost-effective way to achieve greenhouse gas reductions that aligns with our economic prosperity? This week Chris Ragan, Economist, McGill University, Canada's Ecofiscal Commission, joins David Welch, CIGI Chair of Global Security, for a conversation on carbon pricing options.

Canadian Eyes on World News | Public Webcast

June 10, 2015
All Canadian media are under business pressures, and facing technology challenges and opportunities. Some media are looking more at roving correspondents or short-term bureaus, rather than permanent bureaus. Some newspapers are relying more on wire services, and sending reporters only when they believe they can add “Canadian value.” How important is it to have Canadians reporting on foreign news?

The Global Arctic: A New Model of Global Cooperation

June 9, 2015
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and John Higginbotham
On June 9, 2015, the Centre for International Governance innovation (CIGI) welcomed special guest Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland to speak on the global Arctic as part of a Global Policy Forum event held in Ottawa, Ontario.

Reimagining Capitalism

May 27, 2015
John Fullerton
In this presentation, founder John Fullerton explores the eight key principles of a regenerative economy and share solutions currently being applied by real-world businesses.

The Internet Is: A Network of Networks

May 27, 2015
Michael Chertoff
Michael Chertoff, GCIG Commissioner and chairman and co-founder of the Chertoff Group, discusses the way in which the Internet connects the world and the inherent vulnerabilities this creates.

Disruptive Power | Inside the Issues 5.23

May 27, 2015
In this episode, Taylor Owen, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia shares insights from his new book, Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age.
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