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CIC Distinguished Fellow Jon Allen on Trump’s Proposed Peace-Plan

  Jon Allen Distinguished Fellow 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 tax havens, Spanish and Israeli-Palestinian issues and populism. Among other diplomatic postings, from 2006 to 2010, he was Ambassador of Canada to Israel. From 2012 to 2016 he was Ambassador to Spain and Andorra. From December 2012 to July 2014, he was Chargé d’affaires a.i. to the Holy See.   Profile  ...

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Jon Allen

Jon Allen Distinguished Fellow Expertise: Tax Havens – Israel-Palestine Relations – Spain/Catalonia – Populism – Canada-US Relations Program: Global Populism, Protectionism & Polarisation About Born in Winnipeg in 1950, Jon Allen (LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 1976; LL.M., International Law, University of London School of Economics, 1977) joined the then Department of External Affairs in 1981. In addition to postings abroad in Mexico City (1983-85), New Delhi (1989-92) and Washington (1997-2001), Mr. Allen spent his early career in the Legal Bureau where he represented Canada in disputes under the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement and worked in the areas of...

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Populism and Democracy

Populism and Democracy Risks & Opportunities for Canada Project Description Populism – and particularly its authoritarian variant – has been making increasingly frequent appearances in liberal democracies, and solidifying gains in illiberal ones. In Canada, such a phenomenon can appear a distant threat, it hovers over foes and allies alike, but hasn’t yet taken hold north of the 49th parallel. But with a handful of similar electoral systems still wrestling with populism’s rearranging of the political landscape, we’d be wise to engage in a serious discussion on its proliferation. Consequently, the Canadian International Council has initiated a series of talks and events, all with the intention of familiarizing Canadians with the forces, language, and trajectory of populism – specifically, the ways in which it collides with the norms and practices of democracy. Events included speaker events with Giuliano Da Empoli, and Frank Flood as well as a conference on Western Populism where Da Empoli joined Matt Browne and Klaus Schuler to discuss the European face of populism. In the same time period, the CIC published blogs and research papers on various angles of populism and democracy – on both national and international fronts. CIC Fellow Michael Petrou, a professor at Carleton University, geared his research towards examining how Canada could cooperate with like-minded allies to push back against populist authoritarianism. Two University of Toronto students also performed research on analyzing populism...

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Reacting to Saudi Arabia and China: Balancing Canadian Values and Interests

The Khashoggi and Meng cases highlight the difficulties that countries have in balancing their values vs their interests. For Canada, it is important to encourage as many countries as possible to support it’s values based positions. IJ Spotlight In partnership with SAGE Publications, one article of key significance from every new issue of International Journal is chosen to be featured in the IJ Spotlight Series. The unabridged version of this article was originally published in Vol. 73 No. 1. Read full article for free Saudi Arabia’s and China’s recent rogue actions have forced Canada and other Western countries to confront the classic...

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Victoria Branch

Victoria Branch Contact Email: CIC.Victoria.Sec@gmail.com Phone: +1-(250) 995-8755 Facebook About Today, with 450 members, CIC Victoria continues to foster an engaged, inspired, and connected global citizenry in Victoria and on Vancouver Island. The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is home to two universities and a large community college, ship and aircraft building and repair, high-tech research and development, global businesses, and is also home to the Royal Canadian Navy’s Pacific Fleet. Indeed, a significant percentage of the region’s population have government, diplomatic, military, business, and academic backgrounds. Bordering on the large maritime domain of the Indo-Pacific region, it is not surprising that...

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