Have Brexit and other global pressures created space for more Canadian leadership?

John McArthur / @mcarthur

Senior fellow, Brookings Institution 

John W. McArthur is a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. He is also a senior adviser to the UN Foundation and a board governor for the International Development Research Centre.

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McArthur: Are global talks on climate change useful?

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November 20, 2013

Yes – intergovernmental talks are essential, although not enough on their own. Political and business leadership – at all levels throughout the world – are also crucial for making the far-sighted decisions that can bend the right curves towards success.

McArthur: Should Canada boycott the 2014 Sochi Olympics?

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August 9, 2013

Absolutely not. For elite young athletes, the Olympics represent the culmination of a life’s work and dreams (up to that point). I know too many Canadians who lost their opportunity to participate, shine and even win medals at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. We should never let politics get in the way of our young people […]

McArthur: What is the best international affairs book of 2011?

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December 5, 2011

I’m currently reading, and would recommend to anyone, both: “House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox” by legendary global health leader William Foege and “The Unfinished Global Revolution: The Pursuit of a New International Politics” by international policy maestro and former UN Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown.