Recent critiques of Canada’s development work have focused on the amount it invests, but, Stephen Brown argues, the push should be not just for more aid, but also better aid.
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Beyond Aid Budgets: What Canada can do to promote international development

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Recent critiques of Canada’s development work have focused on the amount it invests, but, Stephen Brown argues, the push should be not just for more aid, but also better aid.
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Peace Prize: Reflections on a Nobel year

As the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons passes the Nobel torch to the 2018 winners, Erin Hunt reflects on the value of the prize and on the strength of global solidarity movements.
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Is peace still possible between Israel and Palestine, 25 years after the first Oslo accord?

Former diplomat François LaRochelle, who once participated in the peace process, reflects on events since that optimistic time in 1993.
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Canada and the World, Ep. 10: Goodbye left-right, hello identity politics

In this weeks episode of Canada and the World, host Bessma Momani speaks to Juliette Kayyem, Frédéric Merand and Leah Sarson about the impact of identity politics in North America and Europe. Is it a trend, or soon to replace traditional left-right divisions?

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Farewell to Brazil

For five years, as The Globe and Mail’s Latin America correspondent based in Rio, Stephanie Nolen reported on Brazil’s most important stories: the Lava Jato graft probe and its fallout, the Summer Olympics and World Cup, the devastation wrought by Zika, the seemingly innovative pacificacao program, and more. As she gets ready to move to Mexico City, Nolen reflects on the country she’s leaving behind.
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Women in uniform

For The New York Times Magazine, Sophia Jones interviewed dozens of Afghan women working in their country’s security sector, embedding with US and NATO troops in order to see first-hand the challenges involved, from recruitment to cultural norms to keeping the women alive. It’s an uphill battle — experts, Jones writes, “say it could take generations before real, lasting progress is made.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Trends In The Middle East

Oct. 16, 2018, Ottawa
A conversation with former Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dennis Horak.
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Cinema Series: "Human Flow"

Oct. 17, 2018, Waterloo
A screening of the 2017 documentary Human Flow, a film directed by activist and artist Ai Weiwei.
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Politics In The Pub: China’s Grand Strategy And Asian Geopolitics

Oct. 17, 2018, Victoria
CIC Victoria pub night featuring Dr. Mohan Malik from the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii. 

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