A mission to defend the rules-based international order

Ben Rowswell has 25 years of experience as a practitioner of international relations and is a pioneer in the practise of digital diplomacy. In his last position as Ambassador to Venezuela he experienced the destructive power of modern populism. As that threat spreads to more countries, he hopes to strengthen the CIC as a platform for engaging Canadian citizens in the defence of a rules-based international order. 

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CIC Vancouver: How to End Homophobic Laws Across the Globe

On August 1, 2019, the CIC Vancouver, in partnership with Pride Vancouver, held a public speaking event on How to End Homophobic Laws Across the Globe. Jason Jones explained how his legal victory in Jones v. Trinidad and Tobago helped set the precedent for India in getting homosexuality decriminalized, thereby guaranteeing freedom for over 50 million Indian LGBTQ2+ citizens.

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CIC National Capital (Ottawa): Whither the Islamic State?

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