June 29, 2017
On today's "Global Exchange" Podcast, we take a deep dive into Canada's new "feminist" development policy to see what role it plays in promoting Justin Trudeau's "Canada is Back" rhetoric. Join our host Colin Robertson in conversation with a CGAI expert in development assistance, Darren Schemmer, for a run-down of the policy, and what it means for Canada's role in the world moving forward.
- Colin Robertson (host): A former Canadian diplomat and Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and a Senior Advisor to Dentons LLP.
- Darren Schemmer: Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and a former Development Officer with the Andes Program of the Canadian International Development Agency. He served abroad in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Washington, D.C., U.S.A; Cairo, Egypt; and most recently Accra, Ghana where he was High Commissioner of Canada to Ghana and Ambassador to Togo. At headquarters he has served as Senior Departmental Assistant to the Minister for International Cooperation; as Director General of Policy, Planning and Management for Americas Branch; as Director-General for Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic and most recently as Assistant Deputy Minister for Partnerships.
- Darren Schemmer - "The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business" - by Erin Meyer
- "Canada’s feminist international assistance policy" - Government of Canada
- "Ottawa unveils new feminist foreign-aid policy" - Michelle Zilio (The Globe and Mail)