Alice Driver has been covering migration in Latin America since 2017 — here she reveals the blind spots in current reporting on the topic, and why a more thoughtful approach matters. 
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Telling Migrant Stories: Let us begin with the things not seen

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Alice Driver has been covering migration in Latin America since 2017 — here she reveals the blind spots in current reporting on the topic, and why a more thoughtful approach matters. 
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With eyes on COP24 in Poland, a Dutch success story offers inspiration

A lawsuit in the Netherlands shows ‘people power’ has the ability to change climate policy for the better. By Lizan Nijkrake.
G20

G20 summit, overshadowed by geopolitics, still out to prove itself

The G20 Research Group’s Hélène Emorine, who was on the ground in Argentina, gives her main takeaways from the G20 summit.
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Canada and the World, Ep. 18: Great power politics

This week, podcast guest host Patricia Goff chats with T.V. Paul and David Welch about creating and restraining great and rising powers, from China to India to the United States.

BEST OF THE WEB

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Yazidi reunification

For The Globe and Mail, Christina Frangou shares the story of Jihan Khudher, a Yazidi refugee living in Calgary. Though safe in Canada, Jihan, who was held captive by ISIS, is suffering from rare, PTSD-related seizures — a kind triggered by extreme stress or trauma. Her medical team has identified something they believe can help: the reunification of Jihan’s broken family. 

COP24

As representatives of nearly 200 countries meet in Poland to try and negotiate the rules of the Paris climate accord, the CBC’s Nahlah Ayed reports from Krakow, a city with a serious smog problem (the “Beijing of Europe”). It’s not all bad news: after citizens demanded action, Krakow approved a ban on using coal. What can other countries learn from the Polish example?

UPCOMING EVENTS

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The Revitalised Peace Agreement and its Prospects in South Sudan

Dec. 12, 2018, Ottawa
A conversation with Alan Hamson, Canada’s former ambassador to South Sudan.
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CIC Toronto: Annual Yuletide Reception

Dec. 12, 2018, Toronto
Bart Edes, North American representative of the Asian Development Bank, will share his thoughts about prospects for development in Asia in 2019.
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The Rohingya Crisis — How Did It Happen And What Can We Do?

Dec. 14, 2018, Toronto
A panel discussion featuring Canadian Special Envoy to Myanmar Bob Rae and various experts. 

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