The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) has awarded graduate scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year to seven outstanding Osgoode graduate students (six PhD and one LLM) who are conducting research related to the think tank’s International Law Research Program. Pictured (from left) are: Mohammad Hasan, Pavla Kristkova, Zachary Lomo and Justice Ogoroh. Missing from the photo are Okechukwu Effoduh (LLM), Sara Ghebremusse and Samane Hemmat.
The one-year Graduate Scholarships in International Law are valued at $24,000 for PhD students. They include a flexible period of residency at the CIGI Campus in Waterloo, Ontario. The seven Osgoode graduate students will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with each other; researchers with CIGI’s international law, global economy, and global security and politics programs; and faculty at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
The International Law Research Program at CIGI is a 10-year, $60 million initiative jointly funded by CIGI and Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The law program leverages academic, business and governmental perspectives to improve international law for better global governance. The program strengthens understandings of international law by connecting knowledge, policy and practice. It focuses on international economic law, international intellectual property law and international environmental law.