Where will Canada make its greatest impact globally? From trade to human rights, experts discussed the country’s new foreign policy approach at the recent Ottawa Forum.


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How to build a new foreign policy for Canada

Where will Canada make its greatest impact globally? From trade to human rights, experts discussed the country’s foreign policy approach going forward at the Ottawa Forum held last week. 

The global implications of Zika: 10 questions for infectious disease expert Kamran Khan

Toronto-based Kamran Khan talks to Catherine Tsalikis about next steps following the WHO's emergency declaration, whether the virus could eventually head north and lessons from the Ebola outbreak.

Canada: Stop bean-counting Syrian refugees

Doing the most for refugees is not synonymous with accepting the largest number, argues Mark Kersten. The current refugee situation isn’t going away anytime soon — it is time to debate a more long-term and comprehensive plan. 

Can Brazil's Olympics survive the Zika emergency?

Nearly overnight, the Zika virus has caught the world’s attention. Will Brazil be able to ease concerns before August?  By Jean Daudelin.
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The changing face of global institutions

While the Canadian government asserts its support for multilateralism, international cooperation is not done as it once was. Still, as Rohinton Medhora explains, opportunities for impact and innovation abound. 


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Gender inequality in India

The Indian Constitution guarantees equality under the law – but for women, this rarely translates in real life. Ellen Barry reports on a group of women risking everything to be able to work. “When you start working, your heart opens up,” one said. “Then you’re not scared anymore.” For The New York Times

The tallest hotel in Iran

The lifting of international sanctions on Iran signals a lot of different things for a lot of different Iranians. For Ebrahim Pourfaraj, it means he is able to attempt to build the tallest hotel in the country. Steve Inskeep visits northern Tehran for NPR: "An old saying holds that if you want to get out of a hole, first stop digging. Pourfaraj has already dug his hole. His only choice now is to keep building."


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CIC National Capital: Colombia on the Verge of Peace & Implications for the Hemisphere

Feb. 10, 2016, Ottawa
A panel on the future of Colombia.
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The Reactive American Presidency and its Perils

Feb. 11, 2016, Toronto
Lecture on the American presidency by Jeremi Suri. 
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Arab Dawn: Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring

Feb. 11, 2016, Waterloo
Lecture and book launch for Bessma Momani's "Arab Dawn." 

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