Waterloo, Ont. (PRWEB) March 14, 2012
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is proud to announce its membership in the inaugural Council of Councils.
Launched today in Washington, D.C., by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) , the Council of Councils is an international initiative to connect leading foreign policy institutes from around the world in a common conversation on issues of global governance and multilateral cooperation. The mission of the Council of Councils is to find common ground on shared threats, build support for innovative ideas, and inject remedies into the public debate and policymaking processes of member countries.
The founding membership of the Council of Councils includes leading institutions from nineteen countries, roughly tracking the composition of the Group of Twenty (G20). The network will facilitate candid, not-for-attribution dialogue and consensus building among influential opinion leaders from established and emerging nations. CIGI is the Council of Councils sole Canadian member organization.
CFR will convene the inaugural Council of Councils conference on March 1213 in Washington, D.C. Participants will tackle four major themes at this first gathering: