Canada on the World Stage: Past, Present and Future

  • April 24, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre

Professor Adam Chapnick

Professor Chapnick is a professor of defence studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC).  He also serves as the deputy director of education at the Canadian Forces College.

Professor Chapnick holds a BA (Honours) from Trent University, an MA in International Affairs from Carleton University, and a PhD in History from the University of Toronto. He joined the RMC in 2006 and currently teaches courses in Canadian government and strategic decision-making, critical thinking and writing, and Canadian international policy. 

Professor Chapnick is the author or editor of seven books, including The Middle Power Project: Canada and the Founding of the United Nations (2005), and The Harper Era in Canadian Foreign Policy (2016). 

He is also a regular commentator in the public realm. In 2013, he wrote a weekly on-line column on national politics for the Toronto Star. He has appeared as a foreign policy expert on CTV and CBC radio, and has testified as an expert witness before the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence. He is currently writing a book about Canada and the United Nations Security Council.

Canada on the World Stage: Past, Present and Future

When Justin Trudeau became prime minister, he announced to the world: "Canada is back!" Professor Chapnick explores what it means to "be back." What are Canada's interests on the world stage and how can and should the Canadian government pursue them? Does Canada really have the power to make a difference? And how has Canadian foreign policy changed, or not changed, over the years?

This event is part of the Spring 2017 Speaker series.

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