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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.

Cyber Crime | Inside the Issues 6.2

January 20, 2016
In episode two of season six, CIGI Research Fellow Eric Jardine joins CIGI Senior Fellow and co-host David Welch for a discussion on cyber crime. Jardine discusses the cyber crime continuum. At one end of the continuum, Internet infrastructure is used to launch online attacks, such as DDoS attacks against websites. On the other end of things, users increasingly conduct illegal activity in the online forums and marketplaces of the Dark web. While discussing the large social costs of cyber crime, Jardine also notes that the technology that gives rise to the Dark Web is dual use.

Arab Youth | Inside the Issues 6.1

January 7, 2016
In the first episode of season six, CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani joins CIGI Senior Fellow and co-host David Welch for a discussion on her new book, Arab Dawn: Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring.

Counter-Terrorism on the High Seas: Why is Canada’s Involvement Necessary?

December 2, 2015
Commodore Brian Santarpia
In this lecture, Commodore Brian Santarpia of the Royal Canadian Navy discusses Canada's role in maritime counter-terrorism efforts around the world.

Development Under Fire: Middle East Economies in Times of Transition

November 18, 2015
Ahmed Galal, who serves on the CIGI Board of Directors and is managing director of the Economic Research Forum, delivered a CIGI Global Policy Forum in November 2015.

Canada and the TPP: A Digital Policy Failure

November 12, 2015
Oonagh Fitzgerald, Michael Geist, Warren Clarke, Myra J. Tawfik, and Barry Sookman
The Centre for International Governance Innovation's International Law Research Program hosted a lecture with Michael Geist, Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law.

The Asylum and Refugee Crisis

November 12, 2015
Alison Mountz
Professor Alison Mountz, of Harvard University, Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, responds to and challenges the crisis narratives unfolding in the media as she discusses political struggles over the erosion of asylum taking place globally.

Paris Climate Talks: A Success Dressed Up Like a Failure?

October 29, 2015
COP21 will be viewed by many as humankind’s last chance to make the cuts to CO2 needed to prevent a climate catastrophe. CIGI Distinguished Fellow David Runnalls discusses emerging climate change agendas from various actors and asks if Paris can be a success despite the unwillingness of governments to face up to the reality described by the scientists. Will the global community over-promise and under-deliver?

Ready and Able? Refugees and More: Challenges for Global Governance in Turbulent Times

October 26, 2015
Nigel Fisher
Nigel Fisher, former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, was the UN’s Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, until August 2014, where he led efforts to develop a multi-stakeholder regional strategy in response to the Syria Crisis. He delivered a CIGI Global Policy Forum in October 2015 titled, "Ready and Able? Refugees and More: Challenges for Global Governance in Turbulent Times."

Major Issues at the IMF Annual Meetings

October 12, 2015
As the 2015 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund wind down, CIGI Senior Fellow Kevin Carmichael reports from on the ground in Lima, Peru. Carmichael considers if the U.S. economy is ready for higher interest rates, the impact of slower growth in China on emerging economies, and importance of investment in restoring momentum in the global economy.

The G20 Unites Against International Tax Dodgers

October 10, 2015
Fourteen finance ministers met on October 8, 2015 to announce plans to tighten international loopholes on corporate tax evasion. Senior Fellow Kevin Carmichael reports from on the ground in Lima, Peru following the press conference as part of CIGI's activity at the 2015 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund.

Sustainability is the Watchword

October 9, 2015
Should we be optimistic about the progress being made by key economies in addressing the risks brought on by climate change? CIGI Global Economy Research Associate Samantha St. Amand reports from on the ground in Lima, Peru following the seminar, "The Financial System We Want."
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