The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada released “The Asia Factor in Atlantic Canada” project reports in April 2016 at an interactive roundtable in Halifax. This series of eight reports, available in English and French, focus on current and future opportunities and challenges for Atlantic Canadian companies’ engagement with Asian markets.
The 2016 IRCRA worship will be held in Telluride, Colorado from August 5-7. Check out their website for details.
Ghost co-author to this editorial in the January 2016 issue of the Institute of Corporate Director’s Director Journal. It argues that:
“Boards must add Asian experience to capitalize on new global opportunities.
“‘Asia is not just the future, but the present’ is a refrain often heard but, regrettably, seldom acted upon by Canadian businesses. As a commodity-based economy, our approach to Asia has historically been driven by input demand and global prices. This approach needs to change. By 2030, Asia is projected to represent between 45 and 50 percent of the world’s GDP. With approximately 4.5 billion people expected to be living in the Asia Pacific by 2030, the region also will be home to 66 percent of the world’s middle class. The Canadian opportunity goes well beyond the demand for resources and we need to be prepared to better engage with the region. …”
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Burnaby, British Columbia and Kushiro, Japan. Read more on the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada website.
In the Arctic, as elsewhere, there are multiple ways of understanding borders. These multiplicities of understanding shape the values, goals and subsequent policy-making initiatives of concerned parties. Focusing on any one set of borders will lead to different perspectives, analysis and ways of understanding the Arctic, which will invariably shape engagement strategies across borders. Continue reading “The Indigenous Factor of East Asian Engagement with the Canadian Arctic”
As Noumea, New Caledonia gets ready to host the 2014 International Federation of Sport Climbing World Youth Championships from 19-24 September, I wonder if or to what extent Kanak history and contemporary issues will come to the fore. Continue reading “New Caledonia: The Crossroads of Sport Climbing and Indigenous History”
Join Nobuhiro Kishigami and Mark Watson for the March 14 presentation “Tokyo & Montreal: The Urban Lives of the Japanese Ainu and Canadian Inuit” at McGill University.
The Centre for International Governance Innovation’s supported program on East Asia – Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security, and International Politics (project leaders: Ken Coates and Kimie Hara) hosted two workshops earlier this year in March. The workshops reports are available on line on the Centre for International Governance website.