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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

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

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

Current tax system won't pay for COVID recovery | Policy Options

October 5, 2020 | Alex Himelfarb, Andrew Jackson, Brian Topp argue that a tax plan that includes progressive taxation and the creation of a sovereign wealth fund has the potential to improve lives post-pandemic.

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Published: 6 Oct 2020

The U.S. presidential campaign has taken an abrupt turn with Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis | The Globe and Mail

October 2, 2020 | With the presidential election fast approaching, Donald Trump suddenly finds himself in a vulnerable position, hospitalized with the same virus he has spent months downplaying. For a man who views any display of vulnerability as anathema, what comes next? And what will it mean for the election? Max Bell School faculty member David Shribman shares his perspective in this Globe and Mail op-ed.

Published: 5 Oct 2020

Trump’s COVID-19 crisis creates an even greater crisis for the U.S. | The Globe and Mail

October 4, 2020 | On October 2, an already tumultuous presidential campaign was thrust into more turmoil at the news that Donald Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. This development — at once both extraordinary and unsurprising, given Mr. Trump's aversion to mask-wearing and social distancing — has opened up American governance and politics to the possibility of unprecedented disruption.

Published: 5 Oct 2020

The road to the White House: How Donald Trump wins, and how Joe Biden prevails | The Globe and Mail

September 19, 2020 | The 2020 Presidential election is less than a month away, and polling averages indicage Democrat Joe Biden is poised to secure a victory over the incumbent Republican President, Donald Trump. But, as Max Bell School professor David Shribman writes in the Globe and Mail, this unconventional race is by no means over. Read what each candidate must do to win the White House on October 3 — as the two slog through acerbic debates and bitterly-contested battleground states.

Published: 5 Oct 2020

Boessenkool, Robson – Thoughts on Forestalling the Coming Childcare Crisis | C.D. Howe Intelligence Memos

June 24, 2020 | In this memo, Ken Boessenkool — alongside Jennifer Robson — looks at the consequences of the "serious reduction in the supply of available childcare spaces in Canada." They then offer a list of proposals of what could be done to address this problem. 

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Published: 1 Oct 2020

Ken Boessenkool: The CPC can win the 905 if it embraces a carbon tax | The Line

September 15, 2020 | In this opinion piece in the Line, Ken Boessenkool outlines how: "Conservatives need the 905 to win an election. Conservatives need a credible climate policy to win the 905. A Conservative carbon tax that pays for a substantial personal income tax cut can help do both."

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Published: 1 Oct 2020

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