Julie Savard-Shaw, director of Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada, speaks with OpenCanada in advance of the Vancouver conference on gender equality.


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What can we expect from Women Deliver?

Julie Savard-Shaw, director of Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada, speaks with OpenCanada in advance of next week’s Vancouver conference on gender equality, which will bring 6,000 participants together from 160 countries, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ethiopian President Sahle Work-Zewde, Melinda Gates and more.
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Five human rights issues that need urgent attention in 2019

Montreal hosts RightsCity on June 3. In advance of the conference, ​Kyle Matthews, Pearl Eliadis, Arthur Graham, Michael Abramowitz and Jeremy Kinsman share their views on the current gaps when it comes to addressing human rights.
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In Sudan, a test not only for democracy but for women’s rights

Women have been at the forefront of the uprising in Sudan, but can they translate that role into a more positive positioning in the country’s next chapter? By Kelli María Korducki.

Finding empathy in the age of rage

In Case You Missed It: Human rights scholar Payam Akhavan reflected last week on how today’s brand of hateful populism differs from that of the past, and what is required to change course.


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NAFTA, Huawei, and more

This week, just ahead of a visit from US Vice-President Mike Pence, the Canadian government formally tabled legislation to ratify a new North American trade deal. The Globe and Mail’s John Ibbitson sat down with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, who was instrumental in the NAFTA talks, to discuss the way forward, and various other foreign policy issues on her radar.

The new spycraft

“The balance of power in the spy world is shifting,” writes Edward Lucas, and the old rules of spycraft no longer apply. In this feature for Foreign Policy, Lucas details how intelligence gathering has changed over the years, with the biggest disruptive force being, unsurprisingly, technology: “A cover identity that would have been almost bulletproof only 20 years ago can now be unraveled in a few minutes.”


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Cultural Appropriation in the Fashion Industry: Can Intellectual Property Rights Help?

June 3, 2019, Waterloo
A presentation by CIGI fellow Brigitte Vézina, who will explain the concept of cultural appropriation, drawing on examples from the world of fashion.
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The US Perspective On A Changing World

June 3, 2019, Ottawa
The CIC National Capital Branch will launch its North America Study Group with an address by Richard Mills Jr., the deputy chief of mission of the embassy of the United States of America to Canada.
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Cinema Series: “Trick or Treaty?”

June 12, 2019, Waterloo
In advance of National Indigenous Peoples Day, CIGI’s Cinema Series will feature the 2014 TIFF Masters selection Trick or Treaty?

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