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James Balsillie


James Balsillie (B.Comm. Toronto, FCA Toronto, MBA Harvard) is a co-founder and former co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry) and founder of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He is also the founder of the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and the Canadian International Council (CIC) and co-founder of Communitech. He was the private sector representative on the UN Secretary General’s High Panel for Sustainability and was recently appointed by the Government of Canada as the Chair of the Board for The Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). His awards include: Mobile World Congress Lifetime Achievement Award, India’s Priyadarshni Academy Global Award, Time Magazine World’s 100 Most Influential People, three times Barron’s list of ‘World’s Top CEOs’ and once CNBC’s list of ‘Worst CEOs’.

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Human After All

Event Conference | Hosted by The Center for Innovation, Growth and Society: Innovating economics for Innovation | Apr 10–12, 2014

The Institute for New Economic Thinking joined the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in holding its fifth Annual Conference from April 10 to April 12, 2014 in Toronto.

Crisis & Renewal

New Economic Thinking 2011

Event | Apr 8–11, 2011

The Institute for New Economic Thinking held its second annual plenary conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.