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Geopolitics and National Security Series: Canada in the World


The shifting dynamics of global power are reshaping geopolitics and eroding the concept of a rules-based international order. The norms and values embedded in that concept—democracy, multilateralism, human rights, and free trade, among others—are in retreat or under pressure. Canada, which has benefited from a rules-based system, is now grappling with the challenges and opportunities posed by these new geopolitical dynamics and a multi-polar world.

The second event in this series will explore Canada's position in the world and question what a Canada equipped for this new era would look like. It will address the importance of establishing Canadian interests and values to determine Canada's position in a world of competing great powers and shifting geopolitical dynamics. The panellists will discuss how Canada can best proceed in this new environment and examine where additional focus is required.

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  • Meredith Lilly, Associate Professor and Simon Reisman Chair in International Economic Policy, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
  • Roland Paris, Professor of International Affairs, Director of the University of Ottawa's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Associate Fellow, Chatham House
  • Thomas Juneau, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa


Stefanie Beck, Deputy High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Alternate Representative to the International Maritime Organization

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