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Canada’s future foreign policymakers 2017: Meet the millennials making a mark in international affairs

For the second year in a row, OpenCanada is featuring some of the best and brightest working behind the scenes of Canadian foreign policy. Whether you’re interested in a career with government or curious about what the day-to-day looks like, take a peek at this year’s list. And, for those on Twitter, join us for a live chat with four of our featured millennials on Wednesday, July 19, at 12pmET.

Victory in Mosul: What you need to know

From Amnesty International’s call for an investigation into civilian deaths to the subsequent shift to the city of Raqqa, here’s what you need to know about this week’s take-back of Mosul, Iraq. By Latifa Abdin.

To prevent extremism, more safe spaces for Muslim youth are needed

As a new counter-radicalization centre opens its doors, Steven Zhou argues there is a much more basic service still sorely needed when it comes to reaching vulnerable youth.

Summer reads: Five books to understand the world in 2017

For those who see summer vacation as a time to dive deep into topics of global importance, John Woodside gives his recommended reading list. 



“The displacement of Syrians, both inside the country’s borders and beyond, represents the biggest forced migration of humanity since the Second World War,” writes Michael Petrou in a new feature for the National Post. He carefully details how this mass migration is shaping the region — and world beyond — while underscoring how woefully inadequate Canada’s response has been to one of the most important issues of our time.

Border towns

Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented residents has triggered a northward flow of asylum seekers. For Maclean's, Jason Markusoff, Nancy Macdonald, Aaron Hutchins and Meagan Campbell spent 24 hours covering seven towns along the border, witnessing both Canadians' openness and deep suspicion of the newcomers that are shaping the fabric of Canada.


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A Positive NAFTA Renegotiation: Part 2

July 17, 2017, Washington
A panel featuring Patrick Leblond, senior fellow at CIGI, on gender and human rights.
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11th Annual Midsummer Evening Get Together

July 19, 2017, Toronto
Please join Fraser Mann, president of the Toronto CIC branch, and other members of the executive, for this evening of networking and socializing.

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