French Election Special: A Roundtable with CGAI’s European Experts

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French Election Special: A Roundtable with CGAI’s European Experts

May 11, 2017

On today's "Global Exchange" Podcast, we speak with three European experts on the recent French election, as well as the upcoming German and U.K. elections. Join Colin in a discussion with Ferry de Kerckhove, Anthony Cary, and Gary Soroka on the results of the recent French election, the rise of populism throughout Europe, and the implications for Canada.

Participant Biographies

  • Colin Robertson (host): A former Canadian diplomat and Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and a Senior Advisor to Dentons LLP.
  • Ferry de Kerckhove: a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He served as Canada’s High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and as Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia and the Arab Republic of Egypt.
  • Anthony Cary: a former British diplomat who served as High Commissioner to Canada and a Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
  • Gary Soroka: educated in Canada and the University of Edinburgh where he received his PhD in Political Philosophy. In 1976, he joined the Department of External Affairs and held a number of positions in Ottawa and at Canadian missions abroad. He spent most of his career as a specialist in the area of foreign policy before retiring in 2009.

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