Canada has been working to empower women globally for decades — why aren’t we making more progress? As Valerie Percival writes, efforts to build gender equitable societies must work on both the bricks (laws, formal institutions and services) and the mortar (societies’ beliefs around gender).
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Canada has been working to empower women globally for decades — why aren’t we making more progress? As Valerie Percival writes, efforts to build gender equitable societies must work on both the bricks (laws, formal institutions and services) and the mortar (societies’ beliefs around gender).
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What a U.S. missile defence system and a new president mean for South Korea

The U.S. installed an anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea late last month. Ernie Regehr looks at why it has caused debate and the strategy new president Moon Jae-in would rather promote.
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Six goals G7 countries can champion to better protect migrant children

This year’s G7 summit will be held on May 26 and 27 in Sicily, Italy. With the global refugee crisis likely to be high on the agenda, UNICEF’s David Morley outlines how Canada and other G7 nations can push for better protection of vulnerable children.
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What to expect from Finland's Arctic Council leadership

Technology, education and weather forecasting in the Arctic region are priorities for the Nordic nation as it assumes the council’s chairmanship this week, says Heather Exner-Pirot, the managing editor of the Arctic Yearbook.

BEST OF THE WEB

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Democracy hijacked

For The Guardian, Carole Cadwalladr traces the insidious connections between Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and Cambridge Analytica, a firm owned by Robert Mercer and linked to Steve Bannon. Cadwalladr also uncovers a Canadian connection in this shadowy effort to reshape global politics, and leaves readers with the question: is the British electoral process still fit for purpose?
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Could the U.S. have been Canada?

In The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik asks one of the most taboo questions in American political life: what if the American Revolution wasn’t a good idea? He expertly dissects the theories behind the U.S.'s now mythical birth and wonders if the "injustices and madness of American life since then have occurred not in spite of the virtues of the Founding Fathers but because of them?”

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Canada and the Future of Free Trade

May 15, 2017, Ottawa
A panel with Laura Dawson, Mark Warner and Flavio Volpe, moderated by CBC Senior Reporter Hannah Thibedeau.
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“Look Who’s Watching” by Fen Hampson

May 16, 2017, Winnipeg
Lecture by Fen Osler Hampson, director of CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program and professor at Carleton University, on his book about online surveillance and trust, co-authored with Eric Jardine.
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Greening the Economy: Citizen Involvement and Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources

May 18, 2017, Waterloo
Panel discussion with German renewable energy expert Arne Jungjohann and other local experts.

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