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OpenCanada: 5th Anniversary Reception and Panel: The Left At War

June 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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To mark its fifth anniversary, OpenCanada is hosting its first public event — a panel on the state of leftist foreign policy.

Join special guests Sarah Leonard, senior editor at The Nation, Terry Glavin, Postmedia columnist, and Jeet Heer, senior editor at the New Republic, in conversation with OpenCanada managing editor Eva Salinas,  as we delve into the issue of foreign policy along political lines — from the crisis of liberalism in North America to the emergence of alternative, progressive voices in Europe and beyond. Does a leftist foreign policy exist? Are liberal movements united when it comes to conflict, intervention and foreign policy? Should they be?

The evening will be the culmination of a special week-long series exploring a similar theme online, with contributions from an exciting group of global thinkers (we can’t give it all away yet!).

So, for those in Toronto, join us June 9, and for the rest of our readers, stay tuned to OpenCanada.org.

Thursday June 9, 2016
Spadina Lounge, Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)
215 Spadina Ave, Suite 400

Doors: 5:30 p.m.
Discussion: 6 p.m.
Reception: 7 p.m.

About the panelists

Sarah Leonard is a senior editor at the Nation, as well as editor of the online journal The New Inquiry and of Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America. Leonard, who lives in New York, has written for n+1Bookforum, and Dissent.

Terry Glavin is a Postmedia columnist. Assignments in recent years have taken him to Afghanistan, Israel, the Russian Far East, the Eastern Himalayas, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Geneva, China and Central America. His most recent book is Come From the Shadows – The Long and Lonely Struggle For Peace in Afghanistan.

Jeet Heer is a senior editor at the New Republic who has published in a wide array of journals including The New YorkerThe Paris Review, and VQR. He is the author of two books: In Love With Art: Francoise Mouly’s Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman and Sweet Lechery: Essays, Profiles and Reviews.

About OpenCanada

Founded in June 2011, the award-winning OpenCanada.org is a digital publication sitting at the intersection of public policy, scholarship and journalism. With contributors around the world, the site produces multimedia content to explain, analyze and tell stories about the increasingly complex world of foreign policy and international affairs. It is produced through a partnership of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Canadian International Council and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History.


June 9, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT