Thousands attended Women Deliver this week in Vancouver. Urooba Jamal breaks down new funding announcements and conference discussion themes, from feminist foreign policy to Indigenous rights.
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Women Deliver: New funding, and critical questions for the fight for gender equality

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Thousands attended Women Deliver this week in Vancouver. Urooba Jamal breaks down new funding announcements and conference discussion themes, from feminist foreign policy to Indigenous rights.
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A farewell to the ‘larger than life’ Binyavanga Wainaina

Canadian journalist Arno Kopecky remembers working alongside the ‘pure force of narrative’ who taught the world as much about rejecting African stereotypes as he did the human condition.
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Canada and the Kosovo Crisis: Looking back, 20 years on

Canada played a central role in the end of the 1999 Kosovo conflict. Michael W. Manulak looks back to understand how strategic positioning within diplomatic networks — when backed by the right military capabilities — brings influence.
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Five human rights issues that need urgent attention in 2019

In Case You Missed It: Montreal hosted RightsCity this week on on June 3. In advance of the conference, we asked several participants to share their views on the current gaps when it comes to addressing human rights. With contributions from Kyle Matthews, Pearl Eliadis, Arthur Graham, Michael Abramowitz and Jeremy Kinsman.

BEST OF THE WEB

D-Day invasion

This week marks 75 years since the Allied invasion of Normandy — the D-Day landings that laid the foundation for the liberation of German-occupied Western Europe. Ahead of the anniversary, for The Atlantic, Rachel Donadio visits Omaha Beach: “Anyone who has ever set foot here comes away with two questions: How did these men pull this off? And what would have happened if they hadn’t?”

Tiananmen Square

On June 4, 1989, soldiers with tanks descended upon Tiananmen Square, firing on unarmed protestors and killing thousands. In The Diplomat, Bonnie Girard, who was living in Beijing and working at the Australian embassy at the time, shares a nail-biting story from the days following the massacre: having been out of the country, she managed to smuggle in contraband international newspapers in packages of sanitary pads.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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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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Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World

June 12, 2019, Montreal
Rick Barton, former assistant secretary of state under the Obama administration, will discuss his latest book, “Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World.”
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Canada Future Forward Summit

June 25, 2019, Toronto
The Canada Future Forward Summit, hosted by The Globe and Mail and sponsored by the Centre for International Governance Innovation and McKinsey & Company, will mark the 175th anniversary of The Globe with a new way of talking about the country and its future.

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