Now a Canadian resident, Régine Uwibereyeho King explains what reconciliation and post-conflict programs might learn from her own experience.
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What I have learned about healing, 25 years after living through genocide in Rwanda

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Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, Régine Uwibereyeho King, now a Canadian resident, explains what reconciliation and post-conflict programs might learn from her own experience.
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UNDRIP’s fundamental flaw

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was created with intrinsic power structures intact — leaving the state with ultimate control. In this new essay, Hayden King asks: Can the original spirit of the declaration still be salvaged?
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NATO at 70: A ‘community of values’ Canada still needs to fight for

If Canada seeks a reminder of its unique role in defending the alliance, it needs only to look at NATO’s creation story, writes Michael W. Manulak.
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Canada and the World, Ep. 35: Rethinking population growth

In this week’s episode, podcast host Bessma Momani speaks with authors Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson about their new book, Empty Planet, which questions the “settled science” around population growth.

BEST OF THE WEB

Bad for your health

Are some politics bad for our global health? As Maryn McKenna writes in The New Republic, it appears that way. From the United States to Indonesia, McKenna draws parallels between the rise of measles cases, the stalling of efforts to eradicate polio and mixed responses to outbreaks of viruses to a rise in nationalist politics, which causes states to “turn inward, harden their borders, and distrust outsiders.”
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Fleeing Guatemala

In the first of a three-part series in The New Yorker exploring migration out of Guatemala, Jonathan Blitzer asks how climate change — from extreme weather events to heat surges and unpredictable rainfall — has driven people out of the country. If climate has so deeply impacted the quality of life there, why is the context so often overlooked? “It’s like the State Department is looking at the fire, but not the kindling,” one expert said.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Canada and the UK Relationship Going Forward

April 8, 2019, Toronto
A lunch address by Kevin McGurgan, the British consul-general in Toronto and director for the UK’s Department for International Trade team in Canada.
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When The Global Rules Break Down — Insights and Ideas for the Future of International Law and Justice

April 8, 2019, Waterloo
A public panel moderated by Oonagh Fitzgerald, the director of the CIGI International Law Research Program.
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The US-Taliban Process and the Prospects of an Intra-Afghan Peace

April 11, 2019, Ottawa
A talk with Omar Zakhilwal, Afghanistan’s former ambassador to Pakistan (2016-2019) and minister of finance (2009-2015).

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