On August 12, iAffairs hosted a virtual panel discussion to explore Canada’s foreign policy in a shifting global order. The panel featured Drs. Robert W. Murray, Heather Exner-Pirot, Jane Boulden, and Paul Gecelovsky. Hadi Wess, Associate Editor of Media and Public Relations at iAffairs Canada, moderated the discussion.

The audience was made up of government officials, diplomats, politicians, policymakers, professors, students, and many more. The panellists had an insightful discussion, and a very engaging ‘Q&A’ period followed, covering a range of topics, including multilateralism, climate change, human rights, social justice, Arctic security, Canada-U.S. relations, COVID-19, and more, all focusing on Canada’s role, future, foreign policy, and global efforts as a “middle power.”

Watch the video here.

The discussion referenced the recently published Palgrave Handbook of Canada in International Affairs, which is part of a series of books published by Carleton University and edited by Drs. David Carment, Philippe Lagassé, and Yiagadeesen Samy.

More information about the series can be found through this link.

This event was presented in partnership with the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, the Palgrave Macmillan Group, and was supported by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

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