Investor-state arbitration (ISA), also known as Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), by which a foreign investor is entitled to sue a state for damages resulting from the alleged violation of an applicable bilateral investment treaty or an investment chapter in a regional trade agreement, has come under scrutiny in many parts of the world.
The goal of the International Law Summer Institute (ILSI) was to provide global governance graduate students with an intensive, one-week program on the foundational aspects of public international law, as well as to provide students with exposure to leading international law researchers, as well as promote networking opportunities among the students themselves.
The emerging challenges brought about by new technologies will require novel and adaptive policy responses from governments with major input and participation from the private sector, policy makers and the academy. Only by convening these diverse interests is it likely that effective policy frameworks can be developed over time. It is with this need in mind that Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) hosted the Conference on Internet Governance and Cyber-Security from May 14 to 15, in collaboration with the Global Commission on Internet Governance.
Series: G20 Brisbane
CIGI experts discuss in-depth governance issues and challenges related to the G20 Brisbane Summit 2014. For more commentary and analysis from the summit, visit CIGI's G20 thematic.
Meeting of the International Monetary Fund in the Spring and Fall. Discussions and commentaries touch on a range of timely issues related to the global economy.
Series: Inside the Issues, Season Five
Join co-hosts David Welch and Andrew Thompson for the fifth season of Inside the Issues — a weekly podcast series — as they share timely and candid discussions with global governance experts on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics and International Law.
In the lead up to the 2014 INET conference in Toronto, Ontario, we speak with CIGI experts to learn more about innovation in the global economy.
Series: Inside the Issues, Season Four
Join co-hosts David Welch, CIGI Chair of Global Security and Dr. Andrew Thompson for the fourth season of Inside the Issues — a weekly podcast series — as they share timely and candid discussions with global governance experts on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics and International Law.
Series: G20 St Petersburg
CIGI experts discuss in-depth governance issues and challenges related to the G20 St Petersburg Summit 2013.
Participants in CIGI's conference "The New Geometry of Global Summitry: The Future of the G20 (and the G8)", share their thoughts and analysis.
Series: Canada Among Nations
Canada Among Nations is the premier source for contemporary insight into pressing Canadian foreign policy issues. Started at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, the series has brought together leading scholars, practitioners, journalists, and members of the NGO community for an assessment of the Canada’s foreign policy since 1984. The Centre for International Governance Innovation is proud to partner with NPSIA, on previous and future editions of Canada Among Nations. Canada-Africa Relations: Looking Back, Looking Ahead - volume 27 of Canada Among Nations - was released June 2013.
The event was called “The Changing of the Guard?” because it focused on the most pressing global questions of our time, such as economic inequality and financial instability, all set against the backdrop of Asia’s rising importance in the world. CIGI is a co-sponsor of this event.
Series: Global Policy Forum Series
Launched in 2012 by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and held at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, the CIGI Global Policy Forum offers audience members access to a wide range of distinguished speakers: policy experts and influencers shaping the world's debates and discussions on global economic, security, development and environmental issues.
Series: False Dichotomies
Analytical distinctions, like those made in economics, are necessary for any theoretical advances to occur. When these distinctions begin to shape an economist’s view of the world rather than respond to it, it is right to ask if these distinctions have lost their usefulness, an enquiry that can, in itself, be a source of intellectual progress. At this conference, the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) trained the spotlight on some of the bright lines that have been drawn by economists — between macro and micro, between money markets and capital markets, and between developed countries and developing economies.
Over the past five years, the global financial crisis has dominated international policy discussions. This August marks the fifth anniversary of its outbreak. The starting point for the CIGI ’12 conference, then, is the recognition that the legacy of the global financial crisis is felt across a spectrum of issues. These issues span the short-term outlook for global growth, global financial regulation and strengthening the Financial Stability Board (FSB); the challenges of poverty reduction and sustainable development; and the transition in global leadership, as, on the one hand, US economic and strategic leadership is eroded by the legacy of the financial crisis and political gridlock over public finances, while, on the other hand, China and other emerging economies continue their economic and geo-political rise. CIGI ’12 will focus on making concrete policy recommendations to build the global governance arrangements that are needed to respond effectively to the legacy of the crisis.
Series: Inside the Issues, Season Three
Back for a third season, join host and CIGI Chair of Global Security David Welch for this popular, weekly podcast as he meets with global governance experts for timely discussions on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics and International Law.
CIGI, The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change hosted its third annual plenary conference in Berlin from April 12-15, 2012. Entitled “Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Economics and Politics," the event took place in the Axica Conference Center adjacent to the world famous Brandenburg Gate. Select videos are presented here; visit INET's YouTube channel for a full listing of conference materials.
Series: Sovereign Debtors in Distress
From February 24-26, 2012, CIGI and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) brought together experts, practitioners and eminent persons to take a fresh look at the global legal and institutional frameworks surrounding sovereign debt and discuss whether they are adequate for the immediate and longer term challenges.
As world leaders prepared for the next G20 Summit in Cannes in November, CIGI’11 looked deeper into the G20 process with sessions on issues confronting the global economy, while more broadly developing innovative proposals for global governance.
Series: Speaker Series
From September to May each year, the CIGI Speaker Series are presented on important international topics to raise public awareness and understanding on a variety of current global issues. This series features some of the most prominent and acclaimed figures in their respective areas of global governance.
In September 2011, on the occasion of the opening of the CIGI Campus and its 10th anniversary, CIGI hosted a conference on the topic of its very existence: "Can Think Tanks Make a Difference?" The event featured a keynote address and three roundtable discussions with Canadian and international experts on the role of social media in policy innovation, whether governments care more about politics than policy, and the issue of influence - who has it and how to get it.
Series: Inside the Issues, Season Two
Now in its second season, the Inside the Issues weekly podcast series will run from October 2011 to April 2012, covering timely and candid discussions on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics, and International Law. Join host and CIGI Chair David Welch as he goes in depth with leading experts on the most pressing global governance challenges facing the international community today.
Series: Inside the Issues, Season One
From January to June 2011, CIGI Chair of Global Security of David Welch, hosted the first season of Inside the Issues - a weekly podcast series featuring CIGI's global governance experts. The resulting 22 episodes feature timely and candid discussions on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics and International Law.