Our Professors in the Media

08/22/2014 - Wark: Canadian spy agency watchdog strikes a new pose

In this Op-Ed, Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses the Commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment's first annual report on privacy. "The CSE commissioner has been around since 1996, but for much of its existence it has toiled in obscurity, shackled to the Official Secrets Act, showing every sign of liking its shackles, showing little relish for any public truth-telling function, and displaying a tortuous relationship with what George Orwell called plain English," he writes.

08/20/2014 - Wayne Wouters: Retiring clerk sparked controversy and compliments

David Zussman, Chairholder of Jarislowsky Chair on Management in the Public Sector, discusses Wayne Wouters's career after he announces his retirement from his position as Clerk of the Privy Council Office. “He made it work for sure between PCO and PMO and that is an important accomplishment,” he states.

08/19/2014 - Does Canada's support for Western offensive against ISIL come with threat of attack?

Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, says that a direct terrorist threat against Canada is unlikely despite its involvement in norther Iraq. "I think there is little likelihood of any blowback attacks on Canada/North America by ISIL at this stage, although there have been threats from ISIL media sources," he states. 

08/18/2014 - Military drone program in holding pattern

Philippe Lagassé, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, explains why National Defence does not yet own drones although they are becoming ubiquitous in many modern militaries and in commercial ventures.

08/17/2014 - Military drone plan grounded amid continuing debate over fleet needs

Philippe Lagassé, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, explains why National Defence does not yet own drones although they are becoming ubiquitous in many modern militaries and in commercial ventures. 

08/15/2014 - Qui sont les Kurdes? Thomas Juneau

Thomas Juneau, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, nous parle des Kurdes qui deviennent présentement les meilleurs alliés contre les djihadistes. « Ethniquement, ils font partie de la grande famille iranienne. Ils parlent un langue qui aussi est reliée aux langues iraniennes », donne-t-il comme contexte.

08/11/2014 - Swelling of feds' communications staff reflects growing 'public relations state': experts

Ralph Heintzman, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, comments on the need for public service renewal because of its lack of neutrality. “The kind of communications public servants should be involved in is providing information about government—not selling or marketing government, much less the current government,” he says.

08/07/2014 - Canada's rhetoric on Israel is ever-shifting

In this Op-Ed, Thomas Juneau, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses foreign policy and the Canadian government's stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "The current round of violence between Israel and Hamas has given rise to a renewed wave of criticism of the Canadian government’s close support for Israel," he writes.

08/07/2014 - Moscow hits right back with sanctions

Roland Paris, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses the sanctions Russia has imposed in the form of trade bans affecting the EU and other Western countries. " The Russians - obviously they've been very defiant. They have said that the Western sanctions are destructive and shortsided. " he states.

08/07/2014 - Will a long-term truce happen?

Thomas Juneau, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses the future of Israel and Palestine. “Now there are talks that are beginning in Cairo for longer-term cease-fire. I am not holding my breath that anything major will come out of this,” he admits. 

08/07/2014 - Émission du jeudi 7 août 2014

(4:48-11:35) Patrick Leblond, École supérieure d'affaires publiques et internationales, nous aide à comprendre les implications économiques de l'embargo russe. « Je ne crois pas que ce genre de mesures là va nuire à l'économie soit nord-américaine ou européenne », déclare-t-il.

08/05/2014 - L'impact du conflit israélo-palestinien sur les populations civiles

Thomas Juneau, École supérieure d'affaires publiques et internationales, nous parle de l'impact du conflit israélo-palestinien sur les populations civiles. « Il faut aussi dire que l'Israël fait réellement des efforts pour éviter des victimes civiles mais comme on le voit, pas toujours avec succès », dit-il.

08/05/2014 - Beyond the rhetoric on Israel; Would the Liberals have handled things differently? writes Thomas Juneau

In this Op-Ed, Thomas Juneau, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses foreign policy and the Canadian government's stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "The current round of violence between Israel and Hamas has given rise to a renewed wave of criticism of the Canadian government’s close support for Israel," he writes.

08/03/2014 - Immigration protesters offer insight into Tea Party mindset

Miles Corak, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, offers his advice on the United State's illegal immigration problem by comparing it to Canadian immigration. "I suspect if Canada was much further south and was bordering Mexico it would be a different issue," he says.

07/28/2014 - Gaza: What a destructive and unnecessary war!

Costanza Musu, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, comments on the three Israeli deaths which were blamed on Hamas. "The fact that the kids were killed so quickly. Certainly, not a much planned operation [and] Hamas doesn't control all of its components," she states.

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