In our inaugural edition of The Diplomacist‘s new Global Podcast series, host Benson Cook leads our Expert’s Desk in a discussion of some of the most pressing and current issues facing the world today.
Up this week:
Does “Brexit mean Brexit,” and how soon can we expect it?
Who is likely to succeed Ban Ki-moon as United Nations Secretary General?
Canada’s economy may suffer if it fails to join the TPP, but with both US presidential candidates opposed to the agreement its future is uncertain. Is TPP dead in the water?
Luxembourg has suggested revocation of Hungary’s EU membership over its handling of the refugee crisis. Reasoned response, or impulsive overreaction?
Join our Expert’s Desk to hear our analysis! As always, leave feedback, topic suggestions, or counterpoints in the comments and we’ll do our best to respond to them!
Benson Cook is completing a degree in Political Science, History and Indigenous Studies at McGill University. He is particularly interested in the role of external factors, like natural resources and foreign state behaviour, in domestic politics. In addition to his work at the Diplomacist, Benson is also a contributor for CJAD 800 AM in Montréal.
Expert’s Desk Panel
Jessica Lyver is an Honours Economics and Accounting student at McGill University. She has been employed with the House of Commons for four years and is currently serving as the Vice-president of the Conservative Association at McGill.
Leila Mathy is a junior at McGill University, double majoring in Political Science and English Drama and Theatre. Leila is Belgian and was born and raised abroad, and has learned to appreciate global affairs, whether social or political. Outside of class, she enjoys her job as a writer for thethings.com and the McGill Tribune.
Patrick O’Donnell is a junior at McGill University, where he is pursuing a Joint Honours degree in Political Science and Philosophy with minor in Sociology. He is interested in the effects of asymmetric conflict on both regional dynamics and global relations, with a particular focus on the relationship between peaceful and violent resistance. A dual Dutch-Canadian citizen, he is a graduate of the United World College in New Mexico.