We are pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting Dr. Jeremy Wildeman, Emma Swan, and David Viveash on May 27 from 5:00pm – 6:15pm EDT.

Register at this link: https://t.co/H3du2lQnIw?amp=1

The panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Wildeman, will build off of the most recent issue of the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (CFPJ), which examined Canada’s actions and rhetoric toward the Middle East peace process and the Palestinians. You can peruse that issue by clicking on this link.

The discussion will explore the arc of Canadian foreign policy, dating from the 1970s through several decades of Madrid/Oslo peace-building and the apparent failure of the peace process, resulting in a violent, unstable status quo.

Our speakers will delineate Canadian policy stances and how they have shifted over time, look at the specific application of key approaches like Canada’s feminist international assistance policy, and consider what (or if) Canada could do in the region going forward.

David Carment, professor at Carleton’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, and editor of CFPJ, will provide opening remarks.

Hamid Jorjani, Chair of the Middle East Study Group at the Canadian International Council’s National Capital Branch, will close off the discussion.

Here’s a rundown of our distinguished panellists.

Dr. Jeremy Wildeman

  • Fellow at the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa
  • Scholar of international relations, Middle East politics, Canadian foreign policy, human security, and foreign aid
  • Analyst for Middle East Eye, Al-Jazeera, CBC, and CTV
  • Instructor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Emma Swan

  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau Scholar
  • PhD Candidate at the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa
  • Scholar in gender and development, Canadian and feminist foreign policy, peace and conflict studies, critical development theory, and civil resistance and social movements with a regional focus on Palestine
  • Consultant for Islamic Relief, Oxfam International, and Action Against Hunger

David Viveash

  • Retired diplomat who served in Zambia, Malaysia, South Africa, Israel, and Libya
  • Former public servant at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada) and the Canadian International Development Agency
  • Former Canadian Representative to the Palestinian Authority
  • Part of the Jerusalem Old City Initiative research team, University of Windsor

This event is presented by iAffairs Canada, the Middle East Study Group at the Canadian International Council’s National Capital Branch, and CFPJ.

It is supported by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

We hope to see you there.

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