Public Funds in Private (Patent) Markets: The Holdings and Strategies of Sovereign Patent Funds

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Room 1-32, Waterloo
The presenters will examines the implications and future trajectories of sovereign patent funds.

What Canada Needs to do After Paris: Climate Policy and Decision-Making

1:00PM - 4:30PM
Room 1-43, Waterloo
"What Canada Needs to do After Paris" is a preconference event to the "Climate Choices Canada Conference". The preconference event is hosted by CIGI's International Law Research Program.

Climate Choices Canada Conference

5:00PM - 12:30PM
Balsillie School, Waterloo
Scholars, policy experts, practitioners and students will gather to discuss Canada's climate policies.

Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project

10:00AM - 11:20AM
Room 1-43, Waterloo
Kristen Hopewell presents the main findings of her forthcoming book analyzing how the rise of China, India and Brazil have affected the World Trade Organization.

DAAD Research Information Session

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Room 1-23, Waterloo
Learn about Germany's vibrant research landscape, useful tools for identifying potential collaborators and information on funding opportunities open to Canadian scholars through the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and its partner organizations.

Accountability in Global Environmental Governance: A Meaningful Tool for Action?

12:00PM - 1:30PM
Room 1-42, Waterloo
Dr. Teresa Kramarz and Dr. Susan Park present an analytical framework that proposes a new way to assess accountability in global environmental governance.

eSeminar: Climate Change, the Environment and Peacebuilding

12:00PM - 1:30PM
This eSeminar will examine the secondary effects of climate change, such as its impact on peace and security dynamics.

Infraction: Banking on Infrastructure

12:30PM - 2:00PM
Hagey Hall 341 - PSCI Lounge, Waterloo
Drawing on four recent/forthcoming publications, this talk identifies and analyzes current developments in the actions, inactions, and infractions that surround public infrastructure planning and financing.

Japan-China Relations: An Overview

12:00PM - 1:30PM
Room 1-43, Waterloo
Consul-General of Japan Yasunori Nakayama will give an overview of the past and the present of Japan-China relations, how the Japanese and Chinese regard each other, the two countries' economic ties and pending concerns.

Fear and Loathing in the Middle East: Iran and Saudi Arabia Strive for Dominance in the Region

10:30AM - 12:00PM
Room 1-23, Waterloo
Bruce Riedel of the Brookings Institution will introduce the session with some thoughts on the recent Iran-Saudi clash, and then take questions from participants.