Centre for Global Relations, Governance and Policy
Director: Paul Heinbecker, ext. 3097
The Laurier Centre for Global Relations, Governance and Policy was established in 2003, and is a federation of existing Laurier organizations, activities and individuals who share common research and practical interest in improving international relations and governance. These include: The Viessman Research Centre on Modern Europe, The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), the Political Science Department, and the Global Studies program. It is designed to animate research and practical initiatives that can improve the governability and stability of international relations and the global community.
CIGI, which is supported by the Government of Canada as well as the private sector, is an independent centre for scholarly research and policy advocacy established in July 2002, to support improvements in multilateral governance, in particular international economic and financial governance. CIGI has formed linkages with a number of prominent organizations, including the World Economic Forum.