Tag: Diplomatic Agenda

Britain: the Olympics in a time of austerity

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Britain: the Olympics in a time of austerity

On July 6, 2005, at Raffles City in Singapore, the International Olympic Committee announced that London had won the bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The competition had been strong, including bids from Madrid, Moscow, New York and Paris. There was jubilation in London and across the United Kingdom. One of the world’s most dynamic, […]

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On rebuilding Japan through spirit and resolve

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
On rebuilding Japan through spirit and resolve

Tradition. Innovation. These are two very powerful words. One refers to the actions and beliefs of the past that are upheld to the present day. The other looks towards the future, a concept that thrives on new ideas and a desire — for the most part — to make life better. Both tradition and innovation […]

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Australia and New Zealand bid to host astronomy’s next big — one square kilometre — thing

| December 1, 2010 | 0 Comments
Australia and New Zealand bid to host astronomy’s next big — one square kilometre — thing

Star gazers, both professional and amateur, are closely following progress in one of the great global science projects of the 21st Century, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). It’s a radio telescope being developed by a global collaboration of 20 countries, including Canada, and it promises to revolutionize our understanding of the universe through new insights […]

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A personal perspective on religion and government

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
A personal perspective on religion and government

  The relationship between Islam and democracy continues to be debated by experts and laymen alike. When I was asked by Diplomat magazine to write a short piece on the matter, I considered the following: I am not an expert on Islam, nor do I personally or officially speak on behalf of all Muslims. But […]

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