CIC In The News
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On September 23, 2021, CIC President Ben Rowswell joined Ian Hanomansing on The National to discuss the diplomatic levers used in the negotiations that led to the release of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig following 1020 days of imprisonment in China.
Ben Rowswell, president of the Canadian International Council is interviewed by the CBC's Suhana Meharchand in this September 9, 2021 broadcast.
As the rules-based international order faces unprecedented threats, what's Canada - a country that has thrived in traditional multilateralism - to do? Is it time to for Canada to abandon its historical "Pearsonian approach" to world diplomacy and focus more on power?...
Jon Allen is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Canadian International Council, a Diplomat in Residence at Fulbright Canada and a Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He is engaged in research and writing...
On January 20th, CIC President and Research Director spoke with 900 CHML of Hamilton on the extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou that was set to start that day.
Growing chorus of experts says it’s time to rethink Canada’s role
“On Japan and the World”: A CIC Feature Interview with Ms. Takako Ito, Consul-General of Japan in Toronto
As the G20 in Osaka, Japan approaches, the CIC is pleased to present this special feature interview with Ms. Takako Ito, Consul-General of Japan in Toronto.
CIC Distinguished Fellow Jon Allen Discusses The B.C. Money Laundering Inquiry on CBC Power & Politics
Jon Allen, CIC Distinguished Fellow, went on CBC Power & Politics to discuss “snow washing” and the B.C. money laundering inquiry.
Earlier this week, CIC Senior Fellow Amarnath Amarasingam was featured in a New Yorker article on how religious conflict shapes Sri Lanka.
El presidente de CIC Ben Rowswell habla con Radio Canada Internacional sobre Canadá, China y Huawei
On February 21st 2o19, Ben Rowswell, President and Research Director of the Canadian International Council, provided testimony to the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He explained how the embassy determined that a very large majority of Venezuelan citizens support the National Assembly in their dispute with the Maduro regime.
The Hill Times: Trudeau ‘masterful’ at soft power, falling short on hard power, says ex-diplomat Rowswell
“Soft power, in international relations, means being able to convince other countries to line up behind international commitments or objectives in your interest”, said Ben Rowswell, the president of the Canadian International Council.