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Lord Paddy Ashdown, “The Future of Humanitarian Emergency Response”

Jun 19 2012

The fourth installment of the NSI-CIDA Speaker series was held at CIDA headquarters to a large group of attendees who came to hear Lord Paddy Ashdown present his latest report on “Humanitarian Emergency Response Review”. This lecture was attended by over 80 participants including academics, policy-makers and CSOs. It was followed by a closed discussion…

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Dr Youssoufou Congo presents his research on microfinance

Jun 14 2012

NSI hosted Dr. Youssoufou Congo, IDRC Visiting Fellow at CGD, who made a presentation based on his research on microfinance issues to NSI Staff and met with peers in the Ottawa-based research community.    

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Dr. Arjan de Haan presents on emerging economic powers

Apr 24 2012

A roundtable was held at NSI with Dr. Arjan de Haan, the leader of IDRC‘s Supporting Inclusive Growth, Social and Economic Policy program. Dr. de Hann discussed the emerging economies of China, Brazil and India, and how they are reshaping global economic power, countries which are said to be developing a new form of (state)…

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NSI hosts Asian Development Bank (ADB) delegation

Apr 17 2012

A delegation led by the ADB’s Chief Economist, Dr. Changyong Rhee, recently visited NSI to discuss recent research initiatives and areas of potential collaboration between the two organizations. In particular, the ADB explained its ongoing program on ‘growth diagnostics’ country case studies in Asia in exploring the possibility of involving NSI and its partners from…

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CDR launched at McGill University in Montreal

Apr 7 2012

The Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID), co-hosted with NSI, the Montreal launch of the 2011 CDR at McGill University. ISID Director Philip Oxhorn gave welcoming remarks and NSI President Joseph Ingram offered an overview of the CDR. Panelists and (CDR contributors) Shannon Kindornay and Aniket Bhushan spoke respectively on aid effectiveness and…

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Canadian Development Report (CDR) has Toronto launch

Feb 15 2012

The Canadian Development Report’s Toronto launch was held at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Two contributors to the CDR, Dr. Danny Leipziger of George Washington University; and Aniket Bhushan, a senior researcher at NSI, spoke at the event. Dr. Leipziger, who is the Managing Director of the Growth Dialogue, offered five key messages on…

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NSI releases 2011 Canadian Development Report

Feb 9 2012

NSI, in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), released the NSI 2011 Canadian Development Report titled Global Challenges: Multilateral Solutions, at an event that included expert presentations, a panel discussion and a keynote address from Margaret Biggs, president of the Canadian International Development Agency.

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Panelists discuss NSI book on elections in dangerous places

Feb 5 2012

The University of Ottawa’s Fragile States Research Network held a panel on the NSI book, Elections in Dangerous Places, that included Stephen Brown, an NSI Research Associate and professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Political Studies; Eugenia Zorbas, of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA); and book editor David Gilles, of CIDA and formerly…

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High level policy event hosted by NSI

Oct 31 2011

NSI hosted a high-level policy discussion roundtable with Simon Maxwell, a leading authority on international development, on Visioning Development Cooperation of the Future. Mr. Maxwell was Director until 2009 (for 12 years) of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the UK’s principal think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues. The event was attended by senior level…

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Book on elections in dangerous places launched in Washington

Oct 25 2011

NSI and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted the launch of NSI’s latest publication: Elections in Dangerous Places: Democracy and the Paradoxes of Peacebuilding, edited by David Gillies. The launch, which took place at the Carnegie Endowment’s Washington headquarters, included a panel discussion by Susanne Mueller, Benjamin Reilly and Francesc Vendrell, who all contributed…

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