NATO Association of Canada - October 19th, 2020
Recent News and Upcoming Events
Join us Tuesday, October 20th at 11 AM ET for a Virtual Event
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What Energy Security Means for Canada and the World
The NATO Association of Canada is proud to hold an expert panel discussion on the nature and the future of Canadian energy security. The webinar focuses on what energy security means for different stakeholders and how this plays into policy.

We hope you can join on October 20th at 11:00 AM ET for this exciting event!

To register for the event, click here.

Join us Wednesday, October 21 at 12 pm ET for a Virtual Event
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The NATO Association of Canada in partnership with Climate Solutions Advancement Network of Think Renewable Group will discuss the growing impact of climate change on human security, the need to mitigate these impacts and highlight some strategies and technologies that can facilitate action in the future.

We hope you can join on Wednesday, October 21st at 12:00 PM ET for this exciting event!

To register for the event, click here.

Join us Thursday, October 29th for a Virtual Event
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Why Sports? The Importance of Sports to Security and the Armed Forces
The NATO Association of Canada is happy to announce its upcoming panel on the important role that sports play in security and the rules-based international order. 

This panel will host Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret'd) Edward Staiowski who will discuss how he has used sports to integrate and interact with local populations and other armed forces, and how they have been used as a tool of soft-power diplomacy and to help injured service members recuperate. 

We hope you can join on October 29th for this exciting event!

To register for the event, click here.

UN75: 2020 AND BEYOND – Shaping Our Future From Toronto
As a strong partner of UNACTO, the NATO Association of Canada is proud to support a special commemorative digital event in celebration of the UN's 75th anniversary.

This virtual event will look at Canada’s most challenging issues, from climate change to racial inequality to the COVID-19 pandemic and solutions for building a more sustainable world.

We hope you can join on October 24th at 7PM ET for this exciting event!

To register for the event, click here.
Canada and the UK
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Celebrating our
Shared Commitment
to Collective Defence
Thanks to the donation of Ed and Jocelyn Badovinac, the NATO Association of Canada had plans to present the British High Commission with a plaque commemorating the 70th anniversary of NATO in person. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has encouraged us to highlight the UK's long-standing dedication to NATO by posting the virtual version of the plaque, given NATO’s resilience.

Canada is proud to have the UK as a strong ally, as together we stand united in our defence of the rules-based global order through collective security.
Recent Events
NATO-Canada: The New Age of Alliances
On October 17th, our president & CEO Robert Baines moderated a panel discussion held by CIC-Vancouver on how Canada has been fully committed to NATO since its founding and how Canada's role in NATO will help the organization rise to meet changing international security dynamics.
Lifetime Achievement for Multiculturalism
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Citizenship Judge Albert Wong
On October 15th, one of our Champions, Citizenship Judge Albert Wong, was selected by the Cambridge Food and Wine Society of Canada for its 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award for Multiculturalism.

Notable recipients of this prestigious award include former PM Pierre Elliot Trudeau, and the Hon. Jean Augustine.
Fireside Chat with NATO Special Representative Claire Hutchinson
On October 7th, the NAOC team had the honour to chat with Claire Hutchinson, NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security.
What is Happening in the War between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
On October 5th, NAOC senior research fellow Dr. Robert Cutler did a live radio interview on the Danielle Smith Show to discuss the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

To listen to the entire episode of the podcast, click here.
The NAOC Team
Meet the Summer the 2020 Internship Team!
We are excited to introduce our new cohort of student interns for the Summer 2020 session! This diverse group of young leaders are volunteering to bring you a summer filled with spectacular events, articles, and projects.

Read more about them on our Team page here.

Publications
Non-alignment and Azerbaijan’s Energy Export Policy
In this article, NAOC senior research fellow Robert Cutler offers a new approach to examining Azerbaijan's energy policy.

Download the article for free here. Also download the entire issue of Caucasus Strategic Perspectives 1, no. 1 (Summer 2020) for free.
Modern Jihad vs. Qur’anic Jihad: Clearing up Western Misconceptions and Eradicating the Legitimacy of Islamic Terrorist Groups

Western conceptions of Islam, Jihad and the Quran are often inaccurate and misrepresentative. In this article, Samer Kurshid challenges these perspectives whilst delegitimizing Islamic Terrorist Organizations like Al - Qaeda.

Read the article here.
Dragon Slayer: The Partial Foreign Policy of Erin O’Toole’s Conservative Party

Amidst deteriorating relations between Canada and China, Arjun Singh examines the effectiveness of the Conservative Party's Foreign Policy platform.

Read the article here.
Lithium-ion Batteries: Why battery Recycling is Crucial for the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy.
Batteries are an understated component of climate change mitigation and environmental sustainability. In this article, Ethan Schwartz highlights the importance of battery recycling for lowering carbon emissions.

Read the article here.
“The Dogs Are Eating Them Now”: An Account of the Heartbreaking Futility of the Canadian War in Afghanistan

Guest contributor Rachel Zack reviews Graeme Smith's account of Canada's participation in the war in Afghanistan and highlights valuable insights for policymakers.


Read the article here.
Documentary Review: Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma”
The Social Dilemma is a good film that highlights many different challenges caused by social media. However, In his review, Emilio argues that the film ultimately perpetuates what it aims to prevent.

Read the full review here.
NATO Video
#WeAreNATO Video

Watch our NATO Association video - Giving Thanks for Nothing - which explains the value of NATO including interaction with the Toronto Scottish Regiment and HMCS York.

Take a look here!