Does the gender discourse matter in foreign policy? In this interview, Professor Rebecca Tiessen, from the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa, answers the question explaining the importance of the change in discourse from “gender equality” to “equality between women and men,” or the erasure of “gender” in Canadian foreign policy under the Harper government. If interested in reading Professor Tiessen’s study, check out the latest issue of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal

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