CSRGC Updates & Highlights

Featuring the Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy


Launching Ceremony

The New York City Launch of the Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy at the American Society on June 26th, 2013.
(From left to right) Jorge Heine, CIGI Chair in Global Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, Heraldo Munoz, Director of the UNDP’s Latin American and Caribbean Bureau, Richard Feinberg, Professor of International Political Economy, University of California San Diego, Andrew Cooper, Professor, Department of Political Science, and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Director of the CSRGC, University of Waterloo, and Christopher Sabatini, senior director of policy at the Americas Society and Council of the Americas.



AfricasHealthAfrica’s Health Challenges: Sovereignty, Mobility of People and Healthcare Governance

Andrew Cooper is the co-editor of Africa’s Health Challenges: Sovereignty, Mobility of People and Healthcare Governance (Ashgate: 2013). He has also been named to the advisory of a UK Economic and Social Research Council – Department for International Development (ESRC/DFID) project, Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration: A Comparative Analysis of SADC and UNASUR health policies.



Cooper Book LaunchBook Launch in Toronto
November 23, 2013

Andrew Cooper participated in a panel, “Modern Diplomacy: A Conversation and Book Launch,” on Friday, October 25th at Trinity College and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, Toronto with The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, 21st PM of Canada, The Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, and Hon. Bill Graham, Chancellor, Trinity College, along with Professor Jorge Heine. 




Paper Presentation at the International Conference Organized by IDRC and GDI

October 8, 2013

Andrew Cooper will be presenting a paper with Asif Farooq at the international conference on Promoting Democracy: What Roles for the Emerging Powers? The conference will be held at the University of Ottawa on 15-16 October. It is organized by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the German Development Institute (GDI). The paper is titled: “Emerging Donors: The Promise and Limits of Bilateral and Multilateral Democracy Promotion.” For the conference program, click here: Promoting Democracy


G20 Presented by Andrew F. Cooper in Moscow
September 13, 2013

*Andrew Cooper presented a paper on G20 in Moscow. The paper presentation can be accessed here: Building the G20 from St. Petersburg to Brisbane



The Special Issue of Third World Quaterly Published Four Articles by Three CSRGC Experts
August 2, 2013

The special issue (34.6, 2013) of the Third World Quarterly features three of CSRGC’s experts. Andrew F. Cooper, Hongying Wang and Bessma Momani. “Foreign Policy Strategies of Emerging Powers in Multipolar World” by Cooper and Flames, “Squeezed or Revitalised? Middle Powers, the G20 and the Evolution of Global Governance” by Cooper, “Middle Range Powers in Global Governance” by Wang and Franch, amnd “Shaping the Middle East in the Midst of the Arab Uprisings” by Ennis and Momani.  Click on this link for further details.

ModerDiplomacyOxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy highlighted at the Political Science & Politics
August 1, 2013

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy is highlighted in the “Books by our Readers” section of the July issue of PS: Political Science and Politics, the journal of the American Political Science Association, as it writes, “This handbook is an authoritative reference tool for those studying and practicing modern diplomacy. It provides an up-to-date compendium of the latest developments in the field. Written by practitioners and scholars, this Handbook described the elements of constancy and continuity and the changes that are affecting diplomacy.” Click on this link for further details.

Andrew F. Cooper at the ACUNS Book Talk Podcast
July 31, 2013

Listen to the ACUNS Book Talk podcast where Andrew Cooper talks about the Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy: click on this link.

Andrew F. Cooper at the Book Launch of Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy
July 23, 2013

A book launch event took place in Mexico City on July 22, 2013 with the presence of Dr. Jose Antonio Meade, Dr. Jorge Heine, Dr. Andrew F. Cooper, Emb. Andres Rozental, Emb. Alfonso De Maria Y Campos, and Emb. Alicia Buenrostro. To see the video, click on this link.


ModerDiplomacyAndrew F. Cooper coeditor of Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy
May 4, 2013

“The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy is an authoritative reference tool for those studying and practicing modern diplomacy. It provides an up-to-date compendium of the latest developments in the field. Written by practitioners and scholars, the Handbook describes the elements of constancy and continuity and the changes that are affecting diplomacy. The Handbook goes further and gives insight to where the profession is headed in the future. Co-edited by three distinguished academics and former practitioners, the Handbook provides comprehensive analysis and description of the state of diplomacy in the 21st Century and is an essential resource for diplomats, practitioners and academics.”


New Publications: Targeted Transnationals: The State, the Media, and the Arab Canadians, Co-edited by Bessma Momani and Jenna Hennebry
March 31, 2013

“Following 9/11, the securitization of state practices and policies has chipped away at the citizenship and personal rights of all Canadians, particularly those of Arab descent. This book argues that, in a securitized global context and through racialized immigration and security policies, Arab Canadians have become “targeted transnationals.” Media representations have further legitimized their homogenization and racialization. The contributors to this book examine state practices towards, and media representations of, Arab Canadians. They also present voices that counter the dominant discourse and trace forms of community resistance to the racialization of Arab Canadians.”


CooperAndrew F. Cooper’s editorial-opinion on The Guardian
Dennis Rodman: A new breed of celebrity ‘anti-diplomacy’

March 6, 2013

“By any standard, however, the foray by Dennis Rodman to North Korea(the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) stretches the notion of maverick behavior by celebrities in international relations. Even if the nation is now led by “dear leader” Kim Jung-un, who is younger and more cultural aware than his father Kim Jong-il, it is still commonly viewed as the world’s most isolated and belligerent country.” To read more, click on the article on The Guardian.



TwoBooksNew Publications: Chapters and Articles by Andrew F. Cooper
February 28, 2013

Two chapters written by Andrew F. Cooper recently appeared in two publications. “The G8/G20 and Global Health Governance: Extended fragmentation or a new hub of coordination” was published in Global Health Diplomacy: Concepts, issues, actors, instruments, fora and cases edited by Ilona Kickbusch, Graham Lister, Michaela Told and Nick Drager. “Canada’s Engagement with the Americas in Comparative Perspective: Between declaratory thickness and operational thinness” was published in International Journal, Volume LXVII, No. 3, Summer 2012 by Canadian International Council.



CooperAndrew F. Cooper Receives Research Grant to Facilitate Stronger Canada-India Relations
February 15, 2013

Andrew F. Cooper, a past Fulbright Scholar and prominent expert on global governance issues, has received inaugural grant from the Chanchlani India Policy Centre (CIPC). The grant will support his research providing policy recommendations for building stronger relations between Canada and India. He will examine India’s role and goals in the G20 process and whether New Delhi seeks to use the BRICs — Brazil, Russia, India and China — to advance its aims within the G20. Professor Cooper will also examine opportunities for Canada and India to cooperate within the G20 forum. The policy grants program was created in partnership between the Waterloo-based CIPC, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC) and the Canada India Foundation.



ChicagoCouncilLogoFrom A-lister to Aid Worker: Celebrity Diplomacy
February 7, 2013

Andrew F. Cooper will be participating in a talk at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with Israel Idonije, the defensive lineman of Chicago Bears and founder of the Israel Idonije Foundation. The event is titled “From A-lister to Aid Worker: Celebrity Diplomacy” and will take place on March 4, 2013.


The Arab ‘Disillusioning’? : Bessma Momani Appears on the CIGI ‘Inside the Issue’ 
February 6, 2013


cooperAsanThe Asan Institute for Policy Studies
January 20, 2013

Andrew F. Cooper presented a paper, “G20 Middle Powers and Initiatives on Development” at the International Conference, Strengthening Global Governance through Middle Power Leadership at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea on January 14-15, 2013.




GroupofTwentyNew Publications: The Group of Twenty (G20)
Co-authored by Andrew F. Cooper
February 10, 2013

“This work offers a concise examination of the purpose, function and practice of the Group of Twenty (G20) summit. Providing a comprehensive historical account of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors process, the test then moves on to outline the conditions, events and debates that led to the formation of the permanent, expanded leaders-level forum.”





Andrew F. Cooper’s editorial-opinion on Toronto Star, November 26, 2012:
Mark Carney: Bank of England post a stimulating challenge for free-agent technocrat
November 27, 2012

“The striking appointment of Mark Carney as the new governor of the Bank of England can be interpreted in a wide number of ways — from a view that highlights the global governance dimension to British and Canadian-specific aspects of the story.” To read more, click on the article on Toronto Star.



Bessma Momani’s Opinion Article on the Global and Mail, November 22, 2012: With Gaza ceasefire, Egypt’s Morsi becomes a serious player
November 23, 2012

“The world’s eyes are now on Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi as he struggles to sustain what many consider an act of diplomatic acrobatics: stopping the violence in Israel and Palestine.” To read more, click on the article on the Global and Mail.



China’s Role in Global Governance: Hongying Wang Appears on the CIGI ‘Inside the Issue’
March 30, 2012


Governing Online Gambling: Andrew F. Cooper Appears on the CIGI ‘Inside the Issue’
March 31, 2011