Canada’s International Priorities

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These essays, written by ten thoughtful Canadians, identify options for the future of Canada’s international policy in response to seismic changes taking place in the global political, economic and security landscape.

CIPS partnered with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton Univerisity, to produce this report.

Contents

Preface
Roland Paris (University of Ottawa)

Introduction: Leadership Challenges in an Era of Uncertainty
Fen Osler Hampson (Carleton University) and Roland Paris (University of Ottawa)

1. Canada and the World over the Next Five Years
Jean Augustine (Commissioner, Office of the Fairness Commissioner, Toronto)

2. Future Roles for the Canadian Forces
Maurice Baril (Board of Directors, Pearson Peacekeeping Centre)

3. Canada’s International Priorities
Nancy Gordon (Former President of United Nations Association and former Vice-President of Care Canada)

4. Thinking about How We Manage Our Priorities is as Important as Forecasting Them
Michael Kergin (Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones, and Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa)

5. Canadian Foreign Policy Renewal: The Given Priorities
Jeremy Kinsman (Chancellor’s Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley)

6. Articuler et défendre les intérêts nationaux du Canada
Justin Massie (Professeur adjoint, École supérieure d’Affaires publiques et internationales, Université d’Ottawa)

7. Getting Our Act Together
Robert Miller (Former President and CEO of the Canadian Parliamentary Centre)

8. Foreign Policy
Jeffrey Simpson (National Affairs Columnist, Globe and Mail)

9. Blue Helmets and White Lab Coats: Science and Innovation as a Foreign Policy Priority for Canada
Peter Singer (Professor of Medicine, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University of Toronto)

10. An Opportunity and a Problem
Gordon Smith (Director of the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria)

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Related Commentary

Roland Paris, Minority Governments are Hobbling Canadian Foreign Policy, Globe and Mail (March 31, 2010)

Robert Miller, Don’t Forget Our Old Priorities, Ottawa Citizen (May 18, 2010)

 

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