Canada's Foreign Policy - A Review: Episode Three - Pluralism and International Aid



Canada's Foreign Policy - A Review: Episode Three - Pluralism and International Aid

September 12, 2016

On today's 'Global Exchange' Podcast, we have two foreign policy experts in conversation with Colin Robertson to discuss their contributions to our upcoming 'Foreign Policy Review' series. First, Colin speaks with Jillian Stirk, a former Canadian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway, about incorporating pluralism within the foreign policy of a country like Canada. Next, Colin speaks with Darren Schemmer, a former Canadian Ambassador and Assistant Deputy Minister, about how Canada can improve it's international aid agenda to obtain more significant results in the future.

The two papers mentioned in the Podcast are available at


  • Colin Robertson (host): A former Canadian diplomat, Colin Robertson is Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and a Senior Advisor to Dentons LLP.
  • Jillian Stirk: Former Canadian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway, and public service executive with experience in international affairs, public policy, and multilateral negotiations.
  • Darren Schemmer: Formerly Assistant Deputy Minister, Partnerships with Canadians Branch at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFTAD). Mr. Schemmer has over 25 years of experience in international development and diplomacy, including assignments as Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana and Ambassador to Togo.

Recommended Books:

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Support Canadian Global Affairs Institute Subscribe






The oilpatch has borne the brunt of our pipeline impasse for years. Now it’s the taxpayers’ turn
by Claudia Cattaneo (feat. Dennis McConaghy), Financial Post, April 18, 2018

AUDIO: North/South Korea
with Danielle Smith (feat. Marius Grinius), Global News, April 18, 2018

Should Quebec City mosque killer Alexandre Bissonnette have been charged with terrorism
by Graeme Hamilton (feat. Michael Nesbitt), National Post, April 17, 2018

Japan premier hopes to turn ‘little smile’ into steel exemption
by Franco Ordonez (feat. Eric Miller), San Francisco Gate, April 17, 2018

Canada oil recovery faces threat from potential rail strike
by Robert Tuttle & Frederic Tomesco (feat. Kevin Birn), Bloomberg Quint, April 17, 2018



Support | Submit | Media Inquiries
Making sense of our complex world. | Déchiffrer la complexité de notre monde.
Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Suite 1800, 421-7th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada  T2P 4K9
Canadian Global Affairs Institute

8 York Street, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  K1N 5S6

Phone: (613) 288-2529 
2002-2018 Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Charitable Registration No.  87982 7913 RR0001