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After looming so large in Washington, Donald Trump has shrunk into a small, petty man | The Globe and Mail

November 23, 2020 | Four years ago, when he won an upset victory to become President of the United States, Donald Trump was a powerful and intimidating force with a penchant for erratic behaviour, leaving even his closest allies on their toes.

Published: 23 Nov 2020

Presidential projections are indispensable, but not infallible | The Globe and Mail

November 10, 2020 | Early American presidential projections raised controversy throughout this year's extended ballot-counting period. In this piece from the Globe and Mail, David Shribman examines past occurrences of early projections, and its repercussions for American society.

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Published: 19 Nov 2020

The clamour for a Trump concession shows the enduring power of admitting defeat | The Globe and Mail

November 9, 2020 | A week has past since the American presidential election, and current President Donald Trump has shown resistance in conceding to winning candidate President-Elect Joe Biden. In this piece, David Shribman elaborates on the implications of a tumultuous transition of power.

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Published: 18 Nov 2020

It wasn’t a good election, and it won’t cure what ails the U.S. | The Globe and Mail

November 7, 2020 | This year's American presidential race has faced a myriad of threats to its democracy. With prolonged waiting times for ballot counting, and a predicted unstable transition of power, David Shribman affirms that "in modern American politics, the elections may end but the politics continue".

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Published: 18 Nov 2020

The people who fought Donald Trump will miss him when he’s gone | The Globe and Mail

November 12, 2020 | Critics of US President Donald Trump rejoiced when networks called the 2020 election for former Vice President Joe Biden. But for all the fanfare, will they miss Trump once he has left office? In this Globe and Mail article, Max Bell School Professor Andrew Potter argues that we should consider how Trump has played a perfect foil for liberals and progressives, providing them with a galvanizing sense of purpose.

Published: 16 Nov 2020

What kind of President would Joe Biden be? | The Globe and Mail

November 7, 2020 | In his latest article for the Globe and Mail, David Shribman ponders how U.S. President-elect Joe Biden might govern by examining the circumstances that shaped him and the style of politics he has embraced throughout his career.

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Published: 9 Nov 2020

Potter: How the Citizen helped create a shared community in Ottawa | Ottawa Citizen

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Ottawa Citizen, a newspaper known for serving (and bringing together) three distinct constituencies: residents of the municipality of Ottawa, members of the National Capital Region public service, and citizens from across Canada.

Published: 3 Nov 2020

Negotiating a betrayal in Afghanistan | Open Canada

Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban will likely result in the Taliban's at least partial return to power. It's a pity so few Canadians care why this is happening writes Max Bell School Professor Andrew Potter in this Open Canada article.

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Published: 3 Nov 2020

Reframing Canada’s Global Engagement | Canadian Global Affairs Institute

October 26, 2020 | In this Global Exchange Podcast, Colin Robertson spoke to Dr. Jennifer Welsh and Robert Greenhill about Canada’s positioning in the world.

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Published: 3 Nov 2020

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Time for Canada to Scrap Pearsonian Diplomacy?

October 21, 2020 | In an age where global diplomacy faces unprecedented collective challenges, how should Canada orient its foreign relations?

Jennifer Welsh, a professor at the Max Bell School, joined a panel of experts in this podcast episode of The Agenda with Steve Paikin, and shared her thoughts on the future of Canada's international relations. 

Published: 21 Oct 2020

How to Govern the New Digital Domain | Project Syndicate Logo

October 20, 2020 | "Besides triggering the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression, COVID-19 is also accelerating technological trends that were already well underway." Professor Taylor Owen, Director of the Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy penned this op-ed with Oscar Jonsson, Academic Director of the Center for the Governance of Change at IE University

Published: 21 Oct 2020

The Herle Burly Podcast: Jennifer Welsh and the Political Panel with Jenni and Scott

October 19, 2020 | Jennifer Welsh, a Max Bell School Professor, was recently featured on the Herle Burly Podcast where she discussed the potential to reframe Canada's Global Strategy project. 

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Published: 19 Oct 2020

The problem with Canada's monetary policy regime | Financial Post

October 19, 2020 | Canada's current monetary policy regime is not as credible as it could be, argues Kevin Carmichael in his latest article from The Financial Post. Kevin shares insights from the Max Bell School's Choosing the Right Target Conference, and elaborates on how the finance committee must be an active participant in the Bank of Canada's upcoming mandate renewal. 

Published: 19 Oct 2020

Opinion: All children in Quebec should have health coverage | Montreal Gazette

October 19, 2020 | In this op-ed from the Montreal Gazette, Max Bell School Professor Pearl Eliadis highlights some of the exclusionary flaws in Quebec's public health system.

Published: 19 Oct 2020

Some, but fewer interruptions: Harris and Pence displayed strong bearings and made sensible remarks | The Globe and Mail

October 8, 2020 | In his latest article from the Globe and Mail, David Shribman, a Pulitzer Prize winner for his coverage of U.S. politics, provided his analysis of October 7th's American Vice-Presidential debate.

Published: 8 Oct 2020



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