From the UN’s response to what it means for U.S.-Russian relations, here are the key takeaways so far.


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Five things to know about the U.S. airstrikes in Syria

From the UN’s response to what it means for U.S.-Russian relations, here are the key takeaways so far. By John Woodside.
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Panel: How to improve media coverage of the refugee crisis

When it comes to refugees, journalists could do more to debunk misconceptions, put Canada’s contribution in perspective and tell stories of other crises outside of Europe, a group of panelists said this week. Catherine Tsalikis reports from Ottawa.

Climate Change Essay Finalists: Envisioning Canada in 2067

For the 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Climate Change Essay Challenge, Grade 12 students from across Ontario were invited to tell their story of how Canada will stop climate change by 2067. Here are the three winning entries.


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The politics of gratitude

Dina Nayeri fled Iran as an asylum seeker and quickly found that people assumed she would be grateful for living in the West. But this “gratitude politics” didn’t sit well with her. In this piece for The Guardian, Nayeri unpacks her story and shows how it relates to ongoing conversations about the refugee crisis. 

The next world war

Since the Russian seizure of Crimea in 2014, tensions between Russia and the U.S. have been on the rise. With both sides routinely flying close to the other’s border, risky intercepts are becoming more common, and the potential for a miscalculation is keeping Pentagon officials up at night. For the Huffington Post’s Highline, David Wood tackles the question of how war between the two sides might start.


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Hugh Segal’s Book Launch, Two Freedoms

April 9, 2017, Winnipeg
A talk with Hugh Segal, Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto, Distinguished Fellow at Munk School of Global Affairs and Co-Chair of the International Democracy-10 Forum. 
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The Future of Colombia after the Peace Deal: A Role for Canada?

April 11, 2017, Ottawa
Politics @ the Pub event with Nicolas Lloreda, Ambassador of Colombia to Canada.
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Does Gender Matter? Evaluating Canada’s foreign and defence policy from a feminist perspective

April 18, 2017, Halifax
Talk with Maya Eichler, Canada Research Chair in Social Innovation and Community Engagement.

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