Donald Trump’s words on Iran and North Korea stole the show during last year’s UNGA. Richard Gowan gives a preview of this year’s agenda and asks: is constructive diplomacy possible?  
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UN General Assembly 2018: What to expect from Trump and others

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Donald Trump’s words on Iran and North Korea stole the show during last year’s UNGA. Richard Gowan gives a preview of this year’s agenda and asks: is constructive diplomacy possible?  
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Kuwait’s own brand of pluralism

While anti-migration movements grow in other parts of the world, Zehra Imam writes on the Kuwaiti approach, which may serve as a regional example.
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Making the next wave of Canadian students more globally minded

International Development Studies is a lesser-known area of study in Canada, but new research shows such education is a great way to prepare the next generation of globally-minded professionals for the workforce. By John CameronRebecca Tiessen and Adrian Murray.
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Canada and the World, Ep. 6: Venezuela's economic & humanitarian crises

What's behind the economic and humanitarian crises facing Venezuela, and what's to be done? Podcast host Bessma Momani is joined by Antulio Rosales, Masaya Llavaneras Blanco and Rachel Ziemba.

BEST OF THE WEB

10 years on

This week marks a decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the implosion of Wall Street and the beginning of the global financial crisis — the effects of which the world is still feeling today. In this beautifully-crafted Reuters interactive, five reporters examine what has — and hasn't — changed in the last 10 years, with respect to politics, markets, wealth distribution, and more. 

The Day Zero crisis

Earlier this year, it was widely predicted that Cape Town's dams and reservoirs would soon dry up, resulting in a lack of water. "Day Zero" has yet to arrive, and while some in South Africa see it as a manufactured crisis, as Vann R. Newkirk II writes in The Atlantic, "Cape Town’s reality will soon impact many global cities, where water will become a constant concern, and democracy will become contingent upon the taps."

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Modalities Of Innovation Hubs And Innovative Entrepreneurs In Africa

Sept. 20, 2018, Ottawa
A presentation by Erika Kraemer-Mbula, associate professor of economics, University of Johannesburg.
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Gender Equality in a Millennial World

Sept. 24, 2018, Ottawa
The MATCH Fund presents a panel discussion on the future of gender equality in Canada and beyond, moderated by Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef.
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6 Degrees Toronto

Sept. 24, 2018, Toronto
Presented by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, this immersive annual three-day event brings thinkers, doers, executives, artists, politicians and civil society leaders together, this year to discuss the meaning of citizenship, citizen empowerment, and the use and value of technology.

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