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On November 9, 2023 Robert Ready, Chair of the Latin America and Caribbean Study Group of the CIC National Capital Branch (Ottawa), moderated a discussion between Latin American Ambassadors, Canadian Parliamentarians and Global Affairs Canada officials. Hosted by...
Navigating the Paradox: Élisabeth Vallet’s Insights on the Proliferation of Border Walls in an Increasingly Borderless World
Crédits photo : Élisabeth Vallet, 2019, El Paso – Texas.
Former Representative of Canada in Kandahar Ben Rowswell reflects on the sorry state of Sarpoza prison, once a focal point of Canada’s reconstruction efforts in that province.
Ben Rowswell discusses what is at stake in the confrontation between Xi Jinping and Justin Trudeau at the G20 Summit in Indonesia, November 17, 2022
International Journal co-editor Andy Knight on CBC Halifax Mainstreet, discussing democracy abroad and here in Canada
Canada risks splitting from allies by not encouraging expertise in its foreign service, new report finds
With allies and competitors focusing on adding expertise in their foreign ministries, Canada risks being an ‘outlier,’ a new report suggests.
The visit of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz this week is one the most important diplomatic opportunities for a Canadian prime minister in years. Amid disruption to global norms as well as growing challenges to democracy, Canada and Germany have increasingly bonded in shared commitment to protecting and reinforcing both the rules-based order on which international security depends and on human rights.
Bill Graham was old school. The former Liberal cabinet minister loved politics, loved the Toronto riding he represented through five elections, loved being out and about in the world, loved gossip and good stories, which he could tell better than just about anyone.
‘Diplomacy is all about being there’: former diplomats call for reassessment of foreign service global presence during GAC review
‘We need human beings in these other countries, in these war zones, to give a genuinely Canadian perspective that’s not filtered through the internet,’ says former diplomat Ben Rowswell.
CJAD radio in Montreal interviewed Ben Rowswell about the new Open Canada Podcast and the agenda for global democracy, January 24, 2022
Élections fédérales 2021 Les Canadiens demandent une politique étrangère pour un monde sans leader PHOTO SAEED ALI ACHAKZAI, REUTERS Familles ayant fui l’Afghanistan, dans un camp de fortune établi près d’une gare de train à Chaman, au Pakistan. « Au fil des ans,...
The CIC shared the results of the ambitious Foreign Policy by Canadians deliberative democracy exercise in time for Canada Day 2021. It got noticed. In this clip, politicians Liisa Rait and Anne McLellan discuss the revelations about how Canadians' see major issues...
On September 23, 2021, CIC President Ben Rowswell joined Ian Hanomansing on The National to discuss the diplomatic levers used in the negotiations that led to the release of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig following 1020 days of imprisonment in China.
Ben Rowswell, president of the Canadian International Council is interviewed by the CBC's Suhana Meharchand in this September 9, 2021 broadcast.
Ils avaient de l’eau jusqu’aux genoux. L’eau sale d’un canal d’égout, où ils s’entassaient dans l’espoir d’accéder à l’aéroport de Kaboul. Certains portaient du rouge, comme des responsables canadiens le leur avaient conseillé ; c’était une façon d’être repérés à travers le chaos.
As the rules-based international order faces unprecedented threats, what's Canada - a country that has thrived in traditional multilateralism - to do? Is it time to for Canada to abandon its historical "Pearsonian approach" to world diplomacy and focus more on power?...
Jon Allen is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Canadian International Council, a Diplomat in Residence at Fulbright Canada and a Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He is engaged in research and writing...
On January 20th, CIC President and Research Director spoke with 900 CHML of Hamilton on the extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou that was set to start that day.
Growing chorus of experts says it’s time to rethink Canada’s role
“On Japan and the World”: A CIC Feature Interview with Ms. Takako Ito, Consul-General of Japan in Toronto
As the G20 in Osaka, Japan approaches, the CIC is pleased to present this special feature interview with Ms. Takako Ito, Consul-General of Japan in Toronto.
CIC Distinguished Fellow Jon Allen Discusses The B.C. Money Laundering Inquiry on CBC Power & Politics
Jon Allen, CIC Distinguished Fellow, went on CBC Power & Politics to discuss “snow washing” and the B.C. money laundering inquiry.
Earlier this week, CIC Senior Fellow Amarnath Amarasingam was featured in a New Yorker article on how religious conflict shapes Sri Lanka.
El presidente de CIC Ben Rowswell habla con Radio Canada Internacional sobre Canadá, China y Huawei
On February 21st 2o19, Ben Rowswell, President and Research Director of the Canadian International Council, provided testimony to the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He explained how the embassy determined that a very large majority of Venezuelan citizens support the National Assembly in their dispute with the Maduro regime.
The Hill Times: Trudeau ‘masterful’ at soft power, falling short on hard power, says ex-diplomat Rowswell
“Soft power, in international relations, means being able to convince other countries to line up behind international commitments or objectives in your interest”, said Ben Rowswell, the president of the Canadian International Council.
“If Maduro is forced out, it will help those countries that believe that final political authority should rest with citizens, like most of Latin America, Canada and the US,” Ben Rowswell tells CNN.
Entrevue avec l’ancien ambassadeur du Canada au Venezuela, Ben Rowswell
“This is not about the US. This is a story about Venezuela, Venezuelans have been taking to the streets time after time under Maduro because they want to be able to choose their government”, Ben Rowswell on Power & Politics
As protests turn violent, former Canadian ambassador Ben Rowswell is ‘appealing for calm’
The U.S. confirmed it will ask Canada to extradite Chinese telecom executive Meng Wanzhou. Ben Rowswell told the CTV News what we can watch for on the diplomatic side as this progresses.