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CIC Vancouver: “Canada Alone: Navigating the Post-American World”

November 20, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PST

A not to be missed evening event with Professor Kim Nossal discussing his new book Canada Alone.

| Date: Monday, November 20th, 2023

| Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

| Location: UBC Robson Square (Room C225), 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7

| RSVP: Please find more information and register here.

The American-led global order has been increasingly challenged by Chinese assertiveness and Russian revanchism. But while Canadians have been paying attention to the re-emergence of great power competition, they assume that Americans will continue to provide global leadership in the West.

Canada Alone sketches a more dystopian future: we are likely to see the illiberal, anti-democratic, and authoritarian Make America Great Again movement regain power and dominate American politics in the 2020s. This will have profound foreign policy consequences: if a MAGA Republican — either Donald J. Trump himself or a Trumpian candidate — becomes president in 2025, the West will likely fracture under the twin stresses of a re-invigorated America First policy and the purposeful abandonment of American global leadership.

This would leave Canadians, for the first time in their history, all alone in North America with an increasingly dysfunctional United States. Canada Alone outlines what Canadians will need to navigate this deeply unfamiliar post-American world.

Kim Nossal is professor emeritus in the Department of Political Studies and a fellow in the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Kim attended the University of Toronto in the early and mid-1970s, receiving all his degrees from that institution: B.A. (1972), M.A. (1974) and Ph.D. (1977).  In 1976, he joined the Department of Political Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and taught there for twenty-five years, serving as chair of the Department from 1992 to 1996.  In 2001 he went to Queen’s University as the head of the Department of Political Studies, a position he held until 2009. From 2011 to 2013, he was the director of the Centre for International and Defence Policy, and from 2013 to 2015, served as the Stauffer-Dunning Chair of Policy Studies and the director of the Queen’s School of Policy Studies. He retired from Queen’s in 2020.


November 20, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PST
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UBC Robson Square (Room C225)
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 3B7 Canada
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