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CIC Winnipeg: Hugh Segal’s Book Launch, Two Freedoms
April 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
What ends should a democratic country’s foreign policy serve? Avoiding diplomatic disputes? Keeping allies happy? Promoting national and global security? While a qualified yes is the logical answer to all of these secondary questions, Two Freedoms argues for something more, something that reflects Canada’s commitment, at home and abroad, to the two key freedoms: freedom from want and freedom from fear.
Two Freedoms examines the costs of allowing these freedoms to die or diminish and at how a country can design a foreign policy that makes the pursuit of these freedoms real and practical. To design a genuine foreign policy of purpose and substance, a country must look at what it would mean for its diplomats, its military, its development aid, and its relations with important multilateral organizations like the U.N. To achieve a goal, a foreign policy needs good strategy, tactics, and design. These key elements are all found in this book.
Hugh Segal is Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto, Distinguished Fellow at Munk School of Global Affairs and Co-Chair of the International Democracy-10 Forum. He served Canada as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, and as a member of the Senate, where he was Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade and of the Special Committee on Anti-Terrorism. Segal is an Officer of the Order of Canada, was recently promoted to the Order of Ontario, and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Ottawa and Royal Military College. He is Chair of the NATO Association of Canada and Honorary Naval Captain in the Royal Canadian Navy. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious Vimy Award for his contribution to the security and defence of Canada and the preservation of our democratic values.
Date and Time
Sunday April 9, 2017
2:00pm to 3:00pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers
1120 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6
This is a free event.