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The CGAI Podcast Network is created and produced by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Join us each week to explore the energy, defense, and international affairs stories that matter to Canadians. Listen now to CGAI podcasts “The Global Exchange”, “Defence Deconstructed”, and “Energy Security Cubed”, and partner podcasts “Battle Rhythm" and “Conseils de sécurité”. Visit www.cgai.ca for more, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) is a charitable, independent, non-partisan, research institute based in Ottawa, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta.

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The CGAI Podcast Network is created and produced by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Join us each week to explore the energy, defense, and international affairs stories that matter to Canadians. Listen now to CGAI podcasts “The Global Exchange”, “Defence Deconstructed”, and “Energy Security Cubed”, and partner podcasts “Battle Rhythm" and “Conseils de sécurité”. Visit www.cgai.ca for more, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) is a charitable, independent, non-partisan, research institute based in Ottawa, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta.

    The Global Exchange: Deputy Minister Rob Stewart on Canada's Position in Global Trade

    The Global Exchange: Deputy Minister Rob Stewart on Canada's Position in Global Trade

    For this episode of the Global Exchange podcast, we are featuring a keynote speech by Deputy Minister Rob Stewart from CGAI's Annual Trade Conference.

    Participants' bios
    - Rob Stewart is the Deputy Minister of International Trade at Global Affairs Canada

    Host bio:
    Colin Robertson is a former diplomat and Senior Advisor to the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, www.cgai.ca/colin_robertson

    The CGAI Trade Conference was made possible with the help of our strategic sponsors Lockheed Martin Canada, General Dynamics, Irving Shipbuilding, Hanwha Ocean and Defence, and Cenovus Energy. Thanks also go out to our Organizing Sponsors, the Simon Reisman Chair in International Economics and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

    Recording Date: April 9, 2024.

    • 15 min
    Defence Deconstructed: Budget 2024 & Optimizing Defence Procurement

    Defence Deconstructed: Budget 2024 & Optimizing Defence Procurement

    On this episode of Defence Deconstructed, David Perry unpacks Budget 2024 and its defence components. Then (17:39), Cara Salci speaks to LGen Frances Allen, Paul Folkes-Dallaire, Siobhan Harty, Marcia Mills, and Demetrios Xenos are unpacking how to improve the defence procurement system.

    This conversation is part of our 2023 Procurement Conference, which took place on November 29, 2023 in Ottawa. This conference was made possible thanks to the support of our strategic sponsors Lockheed Martin Canada, General Dynamics, Irving Shipbuilding, and Hanwha Defence; conference silver sponsors L3Harris, CAE, and Seaspan; as well as bronze sponsors Thales and Microsoft.

    Guest Bios
    Lieutenant General Frances Allen is Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Paula Folkes-Dallaire is PSPC’s Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of Defence and Marine Procurement
    Siobhan Harty is PSPC’s Assistant Deputy Minister of Defence Procurement Review,
    Marcia Mills is Counsel at Fasken
    Demetrios Xenos ISED’s Director General Industrial and Technological Benefits Branch
    Cara Salci is Vice President Strategy and Government Relations at Thales Canada.

    Host Bio
    Dr. David Perry is the President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute – https://www.cgai.ca/David_Perry

    Recording Date: 18 Apr 2024 and 29 Nov 2023

    Follow the Canadian Global Affairs Institute on Facebook, Twitter (@CAGlobalAffairs), or on LinkedIn. Head over to our website at www.cgai.ca for more commentary.

    Produced by Charlotte Duval-Lantoine. Music credits to Drew Phillips

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Energy Security Cubed: How Shipping is Adapting to the Houthis with Jakob Larsen

    Energy Security Cubed: How Shipping is Adapting to the Houthis with Jakob Larsen

    On this episode of the Energy Security Cubed Podcast, Kelly Ogle and Joe Calnan interview Jakob Larsen about the ongoing crisis in the Red Sea and how shipping companies are adapting to Houthi attacks.

    For the intro session, Kelly and Joe Calnan discuss the recent missile and drone attacks from Iran targeting Israel and the prospect of the United States reimposing sanctions on Venezuelan energy.

    Guest Bio:
    - Jakob Larsen is the Head of Maritime Safety & Security at BIMCO

    Host Bio:
    - Kelly Ogle is Managing Director of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute
    - Joe Calnan is a Fellow and Energy Security Forum Manager at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute

    Reading recommendations:
    - "One Dollar Man", by Ole Sønnichsen: https://www.susannalea.com/sla-title/one-dollar-man/

    Interview recording Date: April 11, 2023

    Energy Security Cubed is part of the CGAI Podcast Network. Follow the Canadian Global Affairs Institute on Facebook, Twitter (@CAGlobalAffairs), or on LinkedIn. Head over to our website at www.cgai.ca for more commentary.

    Produced by Joe Calnan. Music credits to Drew Phillips.

    • 42 min
    The Global Exchange: The Implications of the Responsibility to Protect

    The Global Exchange: The Implications of the Responsibility to Protect

    For this episode of the Global Exchange podcast, Colin Robertson talks with the Hon. Lloyd Axworthy and Hon. Allan Rock about the Responsibility to Protect populations from genocide, and the successes and failures of this aspiration.

    Participants' bios
    - Allan Rock is President Emeritus of the University of Ottawa, and a former Professor in its Faculty of Law, where he taught International Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict in International Law. He previously served as a member of Parliament holding various cabinet positions including Minister of Justice and Attorney General. He served as our Ambassador to the UN when R2P was adopted.
    - Lloyd Axworthy is a former president of the University of Winnipeg and Director and CEO of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia. A member of the Manitoba legislature and then member of parliament he held various cabinet portfolios including Foreign Affairs. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to secure the Land Mines Treaty.

    Host bio:
    Colin Robertson is a former diplomat and Senior Advisor to the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, www.cgai.ca/colin_robertson

    Read & Watch:
    - "The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder", by David Grann: https://www.amazon.ca/Wager-Tale-Shipwreck-Mutiny-Murder/dp/0385534264
    - "The Searcher", by Rana French: https://www.amazon.ca/Searcher-Novel-Tana-French/dp/073522465X
    - "The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson's Bay Empire", by Stephen Bown: https://www.amazon.ca/Company-Rise-Fall-Hudsons-Empire/dp/0385694075
    - "Reading Genesis", by Marilynne Robinson: https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Genesis-Marilynne-Robinson/dp/0374299404

    Recording Date: April 10, 2024.

    • 52 min
    Defence Deconstructed: Reviewing the Defence Policy Review

    Defence Deconstructed: Reviewing the Defence Policy Review

    This week's Defence Deconstructed is all about Our North, Strong and Free, Canada's defence policy update.

    First, Dave Perry and Nicolas Todd discuss the relevant aspects of the policy to the defence industry, with a focus on the budget and procurement projects outlined in the document. This is the recording of a webinar co-organized with CADSI. To access the slides, go to: https://assets.nationbuilder.com/cdfai/pages/5568/attachments/original/1712957147/Canadas_Updated_Defence_Policy—Industry_Reactions.pdf?1712957147

    Then, Dave Perry is joined by RAdm (ret'd) Jeff Hamilton, Dr. Rob Huebert, Dr. Philippe Lagassé, and Charlotte Duval-Lantoine to deconstruct the various aspects of the policy.

    Defence Deconstructed is brought to you by Irving Shipbuilding.


    Guest bios:

    Nicolas Todd is Vice President Policy, Communications and Government Relations at CADSI. https://www.defenceandsecurity.ca/cms4/Executive-Team

    Jeff Hamilton is a retired Rear-Admiral and the senior advisor, defence and security at EY. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-hamilton-m-s-m-and-bar-c-d-radm-ret%E2%80%99d-7b8a762b

    Rob Huebert is a Professor at the University of Calgary and a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. https://www.cgai.ca/rob_huebert

    Philippe Lagassé is Associate Professor at Carleton University's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. https://www.cgai.ca/Philippe_Lagasse

    Charlotte Duval-Lantoine is a Fellow and the Ottawa Operations Manager at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. https://www.cgai.ca/charlotte_duval_lantoine

    Host bio
    Dr. David Perry is President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute – www.cgai.ca/david_perry


    Recording Date: 12 Apr 2024

    Follow the Canadian Global Affairs Institute on Facebook, Twitter (@CAGlobalAffairs), or on LinkedIn. Head over to our website at www.cgai.ca for more commentary.

    Produced by Charlotte Duval-Lantoine. Music credits to Drew Phillips

    • 2 hrs 9 min
    Energy Security Cubed: Looking to the Future with Propane with Shannon Watt

    Energy Security Cubed: Looking to the Future with Propane with Shannon Watt

    On this episode of the Energy Security Cubed Podcast, Kelly Ogle and Joe Calnan interview Shannon Watt about the future of propane in the Arctic, in renewable forms, and globally.

    You can find the paper mentioned in the podcast here: https://propane.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Decarbonization-pathway_FINAL.pdf

    For the intro session, Kelly and Joe Calnan discuss a shifting situation for heavy crude oil in North America and progress on green hydrogen in Newfoundland.

    Guest Bio:
    - Shannon Watt is the President and CEO of the Canadian Propane Association

    Host Bio:
    - Kelly Ogle is Managing Director of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute
    - Joe Calnan is a Fellow and Energy Security Forum Manager at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute

    Reading recommendations:
    - "Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity", by Peter Attia: https://www.amazon.ca/Outlive-Longevity-Peter-Attia-MD/dp/0593236599

    Interview recording Date: April 4, 2023

    Energy Security Cubed is part of the CGAI Podcast Network. Follow the Canadian Global Affairs Institute on Facebook, Twitter (@CAGlobalAffairs), or on LinkedIn. Head over to our website at www.cgai.ca for more commentary.

    Produced by Joe Calnan. Music credits to Drew Phillips.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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84 Ratings

84 Ratings

buddyguyman ,

Great podcast so far

Just discovered this podcast and it has been pretty interesting learning about the arctic.

KLyow ,

Great content, poor audio production

I so badly want to love this pod but the audio quality is so poor (always super low volume, have to crank it way up, the "s"s are harsh and tinny, guests are often even quieter and scratchy) that I often give up 1/3 of the way through.

JasminCyr ,

Great discussions

One of the best podcasts for in-depth discussions about the machinery of the Canadian government, especially the military and diplomacy spheres.

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