At the first official Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Canada provided a window for activists to shape ideas about what a feminist foreign policy should look like. Those present tell OpenCanada’s Catherine Tsalikis what they’ll be watching for from the ministers going forward.
As tech experts, entrepreneurs, activists and academics from around the world gathered for the annual 6 Degrees forum, we asked participants john a. powell, Renata Avila and Jai Sahak to give their vision for a future citizenry.
At the UN this week, Justin Trudeau said Canada will stand up for minorities around the world. As Yemen’s sham trials against Baha’is intensify, an international group calls for action.
This episode of Canada and the World looks at this week’s events at the UN General Assembly, and the importance of adding gender to discussions there and elsewhere. Podcast host Bessma Momani is joined by Alistair D. Edgar, Richard Gowan and Maria Panezi.
Following Canada’s declaration that crimes against the Rohingya constitute ‘genocide,’ Payam Akhavan asks: Do the refugee camps in Bangladesh hold the key to prosecutions by the International Criminal Court?
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This summer, Canadians learned of the daring rescue that transported 106 of Syria’s White Helmets and more than 300 of their family members to safety. In Maclean’s, Terry Glavin has new details about how the operation, spurred on by Canadian diplomats, came together, and also about why only a fraction of the volunteers originally intended to be rescued were saved.
In this Atlantic essay, journalist Anne Applebaum has a warning for Americans: when it comes to polarization, the worst might be yet to come. From Poland to Hungary to Greece — where history feels circular, rather than linear — Applebaum reports on the deep divides entrenched in European society, both at present and in the past.
Oct. 2, 2018, Ottawa
A lecture by Joe Cirincione, president the Ploughshares Fund.