Father, lawyer, writer, advocate, passionate about the future of Canadian foreign policy & ensuring a youth voice in the halls of global governance.
Robert D. Onley is a lawyer, working at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa, who serves as the Executive Director, Co-Founder and Legal Counsel to the Young Diplomats of Canada, a Canadian non-profit youth-led organization whose mission is to build Canada's next generation of global leaders. Robert is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community, where he serves as the Vice-Curator in the Ottawa Hub.
News headlines throughout 2016 were unrelentingly mortifying, bleak and despairing. Just this week - a Russian ambassador assassinated live on camera in Turkey, shoppers run down at a Christmas market...
"Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you." This verse, objectively radical given its relevance today, is particularly applicable in the context of terrorist violence, where strangers are willing to viciously stab, shoot and murder total strangers. One need only think back to the Paris attacks and ask: how can such hatred be justified?