What Canada and the world must learn from our failures on COVID-19

Valerie Percival

Associate professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Valerie Percival is an associate professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. Her research focuses on the impact of violent conflict on the health of civilians, gender and health systems, and policy networks. She serves on the Commission on Peace, Justice, and Gender Equality for Healthy Societies overseen by The Lancet and the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation. She has held positions at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and the International Crisis Group, heading their Kosovo Office. She holds a doctorate from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, an MA from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and a BA from the University of Toronto.

Most Recent Posts

What a real feminist foreign policy looks like

What a real feminist foreign policy looks like

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May 12, 2017

Canada has been working to empower women
globally for decades — why aren’t we making more progress? As Valerie Percival
writes, efforts to build gender equitable societies must work on both the
bricks (laws, formal institutions and services) and the mortar (societies’
beliefs around gender).

Reframing the global health debate

Reframing the global health debate

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November 4, 2015

International health is not just a development issue — it is connected to trade deals, conflict and the climate. That’s just another reason why Canada should prioritize it, and here’s how.

Ebola: What Went Wrong

Ebola: What Went Wrong

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September 5, 2014

Valerie Percival on what the latest outbreak in West Africa can teach us about our response to infectious disease outbreaks globally.