Those convinced that 2012 will be the year of an apocalypse have some grounds for thinking so, at least if events in 2011 are any indication. It is little wonder that people are deeply worried, but in fact, one could just as readily conclude that 2011 was a year of global reawakening -- a positive turning point in history.
President and CEO, The North-South Institute
Joseph Ingram has been the President/CEO of The North-South Institute since August 2010. <br> <br> During his 30-year career with The World Bank, he held a variety of management positions including the Special Representative to the UN and to the WTO in Geneva, Director of the Bank's office in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Deputy Director of The World Bank Institute, Director of the Bank's office in Cameroon, and Deputy Resident Representative in the Bank's Nigeria office. <br> <br> After retiring from the World Bank in 2006, he served as a Senior Advisor to the World Trade Organization's program on trade related technical assistance, and a consultant to both the UN High Commission on Human Rights, the World Bank, and the Canadian International Development Agency. He holds a Master's degree in political economy and studied at McMaster University in Canada and the Harvard Business School.
As David Cameron once said, it is "better to mend broken states and act to stop problems before they come to our door." His words resonate because we have come to understand that peace is not just the absence of war, but also the presence of social and economic justice.
10/06/2011 12:56 EDT
Prime Minister Harper's new government has indicated that Canada would not increase its bilateral assistance to the current governments in Egypt and Tunisia. Detractors might see a shift to more multilateralism as a pretext for a government keen to reduce spending.
06/29/2011 04:39 EDT
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