António Guterres appears determined to rejuvenate the UN, but he has his work cut out for him. Javier Delgado Rivera takes stock of the UN chief’s tenure so far and the challenges ahead, from US disengagement to internal issues around sexual assault. 
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Appraisal of the world’s top crisis manager, the United Nations Secretary-General

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António Guterres appears determined to rejuvenate the UN, but he has his work cut out for him. Javier Delgado Rivera takes stock of the UN chief’s tenure so far and the challenges ahead, from US disengagement to internal issues around sexual assault. 
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A new national security act for Canada

With Trudeau’s replacement for the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act (once called Bill C-51) closer to becoming law, Andrew Seal looks at the differences between the two, including surveillance tactics, review mechanisms and the no-fly list appeal process. 
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Why we must listen to those who have fled Kagame’s Rwanda

In a new book, Canada journalist Judi Rever details the brutal actions of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and the RPF. In this essay for OpenCanada, she explains the need to uncover the story and asks: why has the world stayed so silent on the issue?
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The making of a gender-balanced foreign service

In case you missed it: OpenCanada's Catherine Tsalikis reports on the women driving Canada’s diplomatic corps toward equality, at a time when Justin Trudeau has made gender representation in diplomacy a priority. 

BEST OF THE WEB

A political experiment

For The Walrus, Joseph Rosen spent a year talking to men on the right in an attempt to find his "political doppelgängers" and understand where Donald Trump's support comes from, even in Canada. "Yes, some people are fuelled by hate, but the values that others act on are often not that different from my own," he writes. "Some are against economic disparity; others want to repair a sense of community."

A witness in Douma

Communications officer with the UN's World Food Programme Marwa Awad reports for The Nation on what she saw on a recent trip to Eastern Ghouta, Syria, just before the city of Douma fell into government hands. "'Please, won’t you take me and my daughter out? We are going to die here,'" a woman told Awad as she delivered food aid. "'What is the point of food and drink if after it we will die?'"

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Canada's World Survey 2018: Panel + Reception

April 16, 2018, Toronto
A discussion on the findings of the second Canada’s World Survey to determine how public attitudes, priorities and actions have evolved over time. Featuring John Kirton, interim director of international relations program at Trinity College, Ben Rowswell, cofounder of Betterplace, Jillian Stirk, former ambassador, and moderated by Diana Swain.
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What The Rohingya Crisis Tells Us About The World And Canada’s Foreign Policy Choices

April 23, 2018, Ottawa
Bob Rae, Canada’s special envoy on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, will discuss his recent report to the prime minister, and the choices now facing Canada in a world that is in the middle of multiple crises. Paul Heinbecker will moderate the discussion. 
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The Fate of Humans in a New Geological Age: Beginning to Think About the Anthropocene

April 24, 2018, Waterloo
Earth System scientists have concluded that as a result of human activities the Earth has recently entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. In this lecture, Clive Hamilton explores some of the profound implications.

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