The Institute for Peace and Diplomacy’s recent panel, ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s Foreign Policy,’ was broadcast on CPAC’s Public Record. Supported by the Department of National Defence’s Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) program, the September 23 discussion was part of IPD’s series investigating the impact of COVID-19 on international peace and security.
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The panel brought together the Honourable Sergio Marchi, Canada’s former Ambassador to the World Trade Organization and United Nations in Geneva; Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero, Director of the Centre for Global Health at the University of Toronto; and Mr. Wesley Wark, a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation to discuss the intricacies of how the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed Canada’s global strategy. The ultimate aim of this conversation was to identify how Canada could apply lessons from the pandemic to rethink its approach to international affairs and refocus its diplomatic attention on key areas like gender equality, humanitarian aid, and stronger bilateral ties.
Explore the series:
Sept 9 – The Future of Grand Strategy in the Post-COVID World
Sept 17 – The Impact of COVID-19 on Security and Stability in the Middle East
Sept 23 – The Impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s Foreign Policy