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September 26, 2017
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Three Laurier researchers earn CIGI Collaborative Research Awards

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Research projects by Laurier professors in the departments of Global Studies and Political Science, and from the School of Business & Economics (SBE), have received research funding from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Timothy Donais, an associate professor in the Department of Global Studies and at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), Dejan Guzina, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, and Pierre Siklos, a professor of Economics in SBE and at the BSIA, will each receive up to $30,000 for their research projects.

“We are very pleased CIGI has chosen to support Timothy Donais, Dejan Guzina and Pierre Siklos and their international policy research projects,” said Abby Goodrum, vice-president: Research at Laurier. “This is an important contribution that will help these Laurier researchers further our understanding of key global issues and challenges.”

The selected proposals – including five from the University of Waterloo – each align with one of CIGI’s research themes: global economy, global security, environment and energy, and global development.

Donais’ project is titled “Vertical Integration and the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture.” Guzina’s research topic is “The European Union and Statebuilding in Fragile States (the Western Balkans).” Siklos’ project is “Essays in Financial Governance: Promoting Cooperation in Financial Regulation and Policies.”

Applicants were peer reviewed by the CIGI Research Advisory Committee (RAC), which includes representatives from CIGI, Laurier, the University of Waterloo and the BSIA. The selected projects will produce CIGI publications, convene workshops and seminars and support field research activities.

As part of the CIGI Collaborative Research Awards, CIGI also accepted applications for the CIGI Strategic Research Initiative, which will provide successful applicants with up to $450,000 over three years. Two research proposals remain under consideration and a final decision will be announced later this year.

CIGI is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Its mandate is to supports research, form networks, advance policy debate and generate ideas for multi-lateral governance improvements.

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