25 April 2016

The Middle East is experiencing the systematic collapse of a political order put in place one hundred years ago. This breakdown is creating ripples far beyond the region, pushing refugees up against an increasingly tightly wound Europe and exporting ideologies and ideologues that promote violence around the world. The breakdown of order can be remarkably quick, but the construction of a new order is painfully slow. How then should Canada deal with a part of the world that is likely to remain turbulent and violent for the foreseeable future yet is important to the world and to Canadians?

2003 Trudeau fellow and Foundation member Janice Gross Stein tried to answer that question on 19 April 2016 during a Big Thinking lecture on Parliament Hill, organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Janice Gross Stein

She is a pioneer in at least three fields of political science: negotiation theory, foreign policy decision-making and international conflict management.

2003 Fellows Members