Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have recently crossed into Bangladesh in search of safety. Just weeks before the exodus, journalist Sara Perria went to Myanmar to understand the origins of the conflict, the complex views around the minority group and the role of the international community in their aid. 
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The Unmaking of Myanmar

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Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have recently crossed into Bangladesh in search of safety. Just weeks before the exodus, journalist Sara Perria went to Myanmar to understand the origins of the conflict, the complex views around the minority group and the role of the international community in their aid. 
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Germany votes: What Canadians need to know

In advance of Sunday’s election, German Consul General Peter Fahrenholtz sits down with OpenCanada's Catherine Tsalikis to talk voter priorities, Merkel’s appeal and what the most pressing issues will be for the next German government.
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Trump and the art of a North Korean deal

Even though Trump’s dramatic rhetoric is often criticized, as Matthew Bondy argues, he might have the leverage he needs to achieve a major diplomatic breakthrough.
India

Why global feminism and food security go hand in hand

There is a long-standing criticism that Canada’s development assistance is constantly shifting its focus. With the new feminist approach, there is no need to abandon agriculture and food security, writes Matias Margulis
Nairobi

Fighting poverty by cultivating business: Recommendations for Canada’s Development Finance Institution

Canada isn’t the first to promote global development via the private sector. As Chris W. J. Roberts explains, decades of experiments have provided crucial lessons for effective support.

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Undercover with white supremacists

For The New York Times, Jesse Singal speaks with Patrik Hermansson, a grad student who, using his Swedish nationality, went undercover for a year to infiltrate the world of the extreme right. From bragging about connections to the White House to plans moving forward, this is a chilling look inside a dangerous movement.
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On civilization

“Every complicated and beautiful thing humanity ever made has, if you look at it long enough, a shadow, a history of oppression,” writes John Lanchester in the New Yorker. By tracing the history of human development, he finds that the rise of civilization has led to a litany of oppressive forces that we have yet to rid ourselves of, leaving readers with the question: could it really be that our ancestors had it better? 

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German Federal Election: Election Brunch

Sept. 24, 2017, Toronto
Join interim director of the Munk School of Global Affairs Randall Hansen, University of Toronto DAAD Hannah Arendt visiting chair for German and European Studies Kai Arzheimer and OpenCanada senior editor Catherine Tsalikis for a viewing of and discussion on the results of Germany's federal election.
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6 Degrees Citizen Space

Sept. 25, 2017, Toronto
6 Degrees drives a global conversation on citizenship and inclusion. This year's Toronto edition runs September 25-27 and features artist Ai Weiwei, Harvard professor Michael Sandel, former Mayor of Mexico City Marcelo Ebrard, Indigenous artist Kent Monkman and many more. OpenCanada is the proud digital media sponsor of the 2017 event.
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How Has Canadian Manufacturing Fared Under NAFTA?

Oct. 3, 2017, Waterloo
A lecture by CIGI's Jeff Rubin, followed by a question period between Jeff Rubin and Unifor's Bill Murnighan, moderated by former Globe and Mail business correspondent Kevin Carmichael. 

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