As the Games kick off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 5, the focus will be on athlete performances. But can we imagine a more just Olympics? We asked three experts.


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Three ways to reimagine the Olympic Games

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As the Games kick off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the focus will be on athlete performances. But can we imagine a more just Olympics? We asked UTSC vice-president and former athlete Bruce Kidd, the Economics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro's Luiz Martins de Melo and former racewalker for Team Canada Ann Peel for their ideas.
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Have Brexit and other global pressures created space for more Canadian leadership?

As major powers deal with political shuffles at home, Canada is poised to take concerted steps toward international leadership, argues John McArthur
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The U.S. missile defence boondoggle

A recent report criticizing the United States' approach to missile defence serves as a warning for countries considering collaboration on the system, writes Paul Meyer.

Tradition and rebellion: What is happening in Pyongyang?

This week’s missile launch by North Korea is the latest in a line of tests exacerbating tensions with its neighbours and adversaries. Yuk-Kuen Annie Cheung examines Kim Jong-un’s recent behaviour for insight into how North Korea is conducting its foreign policy. 



An ambassador's quest

Many people know Kevin Vickers, now ambassador to Ireland, for his heroic actions as sergeant-at-arms during the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill, or for tackling a protestor who was making a disturbance during a memorial in Dublin. For Maclean's, Terry Glavin shows another side of this Canadian, who helped unravel the mystery of a famous poet-revolutionary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Tragedy in the desert

Last September, a group of Mexican tourists and their Egyptian guides set out from Cairo into the desert, an excursion made by countless groups before them. Before the day was out, eight tourists and four guides would be dead, gunned down by Egyptian military aircraft, seemingly out of the blue. With no answers being offered by the Egyptian government, Tom Stevenson investigates for Foreign Policy.


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Canadian Climate Solutions: What Should be in the National Climate Plan?

Aug. 11, 2016, Waterloo
An expert panel presenting cutting-edge research and policy recommendations for the federal government's climate strategy. 
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Beggar-thy-Neighbour: Hurdles of International Trade Governance

Sept. 8, 2016, Waterloo
Lecture by Jim Stanford, one of Canada’s best-known economic commentators.

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