Can Canada call for a rules-based order while violating international conventions? Madelaine Drohan reports on tensions brewing over the country's drug laws.
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Canada’s cannabis conundrum

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Can Canada call for a rules-based order while violating international conventions? Madelaine Drohan reports on tensions brewing over the country’s drug laws.
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With Trump in office, can the G20 summit be more than a sideshow?

The G20 leaders’ summit runs June 28 and 29 in Japan. What will Justin Trudeau’s most useful service be if the event is sidelined by a Xi-Trump meeting? By James A. Haley.
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Five defence challenges facing Canada

A recent essay competition asked junior Canadian scholars to define the challenges facing Canada today. Here are the five winning entries, ranging in topics from the Arctic to fragile states to global health, from Carter Vance, Rebecca Jensen, Elikem Tsamenyi, Marshall Palmer and Jesse Kancir.
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Genocide or not, do Canadians care about their Indigenous sisters?

In Case You Missed It: Former UN prosecutor and human rights scholar Payam Akhavan reflects on the multiple meanings of genocide and why semantic debates should not get in the way of doing what is necessary to end violence against Indigenous women and girls.

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Spying for Russia

For years, Deniss Metsavas rose through the ranks of the Estonian army, a respected officer who was “in effect, a totem for how Estonia sought to present itself: liberal, tolerant, cosmopolitan.” But Metsavas had a secret, and it was one he couldn’t keep forever — earlier this year, he was convicted of spying for Russia’s military intelligence service. For The Atlantic, Michael Weiss sat down with Metsavas in an Estonian prison.

G20 in Osaka

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has landed in Osaka, Japan, where he and his G20 counterparts will meet for their annual summit. Kristy Kirkup has a piece for Global News laying out what Trudeau’s strategy might be with regards to his number one priority: making progress on the fraught Canada-China relationship and pushing for the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadians being detained in Beijing.

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Journalism About Terrorism

July 11, 2019, Waterloo
Stewart Bell, Global News investigative journalist, will provide insights and anecdotes from his long career and many years experience reporting on national security.
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Agents of Change

July 22, 2019, Vancouver
A conversation between former US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono.
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CIC Toronto’s 13th Annual Mid-Summer Networking Reception

July 24, 2019, Toronto
The Japanese consul-general to Toronto, Takako Ito, will speak about the outcome of the G20 summit held in Osaka in June.

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