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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.

    Defence Deconstructed: Learning The Lessons from International Crises

    Defence Deconstructed: Learning The Lessons from International Crises

    In this new episode of Defence Deconstructed, David Perry talks to Dr. Howard Coombs and Col (ret’d) George Petrolekas about the shortcomings of Canada’s response to international crises.

    Defence Deconstructed is brought to you by Irving Shipbuilding and Boeing.

    Read:

    “Learning Lessons from Canada’s Foreign (and Domestic) Engagements: Time to get Serious” by Brett Boudreau, Howard Coombs, and George Petrolekas – https://www.cgai.ca/learning_lessons_from_canadas_foreign_and_domestic_engagements_time_to_get_serious

    NATO’s Afghanistan Lessons Learned – https://www.nato.int/nato_static_fl2014/assets/pdf/2021/12/pdf/2112-factsheet-afgh-lessons-en.pdf

    To Rule the Waves by Bruce Jones – https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/To-Rule-the-Waves/Bruce-Jones/9781982127251

    and listen to the episode of The Global Exchange featuring Bruce Jones – https://www.cgai.ca/how_the_seas_shape_global_power

    Strategy: A Primer by Nathan K. Finney – https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals/7/combat-studies-institute/csi-books/on-strategy-a-primer.pdf

    Meeting on Ukraine – https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/readouts/2022/01/18/prime-minister-justin-trudeau-speaks-ministers-situation-ukraine

    Participants’ Bios:

    Howard Coombs is Associate Professor at the Royal Military College of Canada and a CGAI Fellow – https://www.cgai.ca/howard_coombs

    George Petrolekas is a retired Canadian Colonel and a CGAI Fellow – https://www.cgai.ca/george_petrolekas

    Host Bio:

    Dave Perry (host): Senior Analyst and Vice President with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (www.cgai.ca/david_perry)

    Recording Date: 21 Jan 2022

    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

    • 42 min
    Energy Security Cubed: Canadian Hydrogen Pipelines

    Energy Security Cubed: Canadian Hydrogen Pipelines

    On this episode of the Energy Security Cubed Podcast, Kelly Ogle is joined by Adnan Khan to talk about hydrogen transportation via pipelines, and the future of the hydrogen industry in Alberta.

    Guest Bios:
    - Adnan Khan is an Energy Systems Analyst at the Transition Accelerator. He recently wrote a brief on hydrogen pipelines, which can be found on the Transition Accelerator's website

    Host Bio:
    - Kelly Ogle is the CEO of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute

    What is Adnan reading?
    "The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking" by Saifedean Ammous

    Recording Date: January 18, 2021

    Energy Security3 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 Joseph Calnan. Music credits to Drew Phillips.

    • 26 min
    Battle Rhythm: The 2021 Class of the Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship

    Battle Rhythm: The 2021 Class of the Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship

    In the 64th episode of Battle Rhythm, Stef and Steve talk about Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Russia. Today’s feature interviews are with The 2021 Class of the Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship, discussing education and instruction and field operations [20:40].

    This week’s RnR segment [55:45], where we will provide some levity in these trying times with entertainment reviews and suggestions: Yellow Jackets
    Alex Rider
    Conquering Tide


    • Lieutenant Colonel Monika Mertinaitė: Senior Advisor, Defense Policy Group, Ministry of National Defense, Lithuania
    • Brigadier General Catherine Bourdès: Deputy Director of French Higher Military Education, Directorate for Higher Military Studies
    • Colonel Anna Siverstig: Commanding Officer, Swedish Air Warfare Center, Swedish Air Force
    • Group Captain Louise desJardins: Director Joint Effects/J3E, Royal Australian Air Force
    • Colonel Danielle Willis: Commander 93 Air Ground Operations Wing, United States Air Force

    • 58 min
    The Global Exchange: Taking the Temperature on Public Opinion

    The Global Exchange: Taking the Temperature on Public Opinion

    On this episode of The Global Exchange, Colin Robertson speaks to Frank Graves and David Coletto on the state of Canadian public opinion entering 2022.

    Participants' biographies:

    David Coletto is CEO and a founding partner of Abacus Data, a full-service market research and strategy firm based in Ottawa and Toronto. He is also a member of CGAI's advisory council. https://www.cgai.ca/advisory_council#Coletto

    Frank Graves is one of Canada’s leading public opinion, social policy and public policy experts as well as being one of its leading applied social researchers. In 1980, he founded EKOS Research Associates Inc., an applied social and economic research firm. Frank Graves is also a Fellow with CGAI. https://www.cgai.ca/frank_graves

    Host biography

    Colin Robertson is Vice President and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. https://www.cgai.ca/staff#Robertson

    Suggested Readings

    Principles for Dealing with The Changing World Order by Ray Dalio – https://www.amazon.ca/Changing-World-Order-Nations-Succeed/dp/1982160276/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

    The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in The Global Economy – https://marianamazzucato.com/books/the-value-of-everything

    Foreign Policy Magazine – https://foreignpolicy.com/

    The Economist – https://www.economist.com/

    Recording Date: 12 Jan 2022.

    Give 'The Global Exchange' a review on Apple Podcast!

    Follow the Canadian Global Affairs Institute on Facebook, Twitter (@CAGlobalAffairs), or on Linkedin.

    Head over to our website www.cgai.ca for more commentary.

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

    • 59 min
    Defence Deconstructed: Fostering Defence Innovation

    Defence Deconstructed: Fostering Defence Innovation

    On this episode of Defence Deconstructed, Alessandra Jenkins from Avascent discusses ways in which to foster defence innovation in Canada and the United States with Eric Fournier, Leslie Babich, and Bradley Goodrich.

    Defence Deconstructed is brought to you by Irving Shipbuilding and Boeing

    Participants' Bios

    Alessandra is Senior Manager at Avascent, a leading strategy consulting firm for aerospace, defence, and technology industries. She has extensive experience advising both government and private sector leaders in Canada and abroad to support key decisions on industrial investment, procurement, and market expansion strategies. Her expertise in innovation and emerging technologies for defence spans remotely piloted and autonomous systems, clean technologies, marine technologies, and advance computing capabilities.

    Leslie Babich joined the DEFENSEWERX team to lead SOFWERX in Tampa, FL in October 2020. As the Director of SOFWERX, Leslie provides operational and personnel oversight while developing and implementing business plans that optimize results for its government partner, the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

    Mr. Fournier is presently the Director-General Innovation for the Assistant Deputy Minister (Science & Technology). He is a Scientific Advisor to the Department of National Defence and to the Canadian Armed Forces. His role is to ensure that the Canadian Armed Forces/Department of National Defence (CAF/DND) have access to the most cutting-edge solutions for their challenges from Canadian Innovators.

    Bradley Goodrich is currently serving as a Deputy Director for NavalX, an innovation cell for the US Navy. NavalX seeks to create a more agile, connected, and collaborative US Navy by guiding stakeholders to rapidly deliver capability to the warfighter. The organization reports to the Assistant Secretary for Research Development and Acquisition (ASN RDA) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and brings industry best practice to advance the US Navy in capability and culture change.

    Host bio

    David Perry is the President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

    Recording Date: 1 Dec 2021

    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

    • 49 min
    Energy Security Cubed: Securing a Sustainable Supply of Lithium

    Energy Security Cubed: Securing a Sustainable Supply of Lithium

    On this episode of the Energy Security Cubed Podcast, Kelly Ogle is joined by Amanda Hall for a discussion on environmentally sustainable lithium production and supply chains.

    Guest Bios:
    - Amanda Hall is the founder and CEO of Summit Nanotech, an innovative Canadian lithium extraction company

    Host Bio:
    - Kelly Ogle (host): President and CEO of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (www.cgai.ca/staff#Ogle)

    What is Amanda reading?
    "Silence in the Age of Noise" by Erling Kagge https://www.amazon.ca/Silence-Age-Noise-Erling-Kagge/dp/1524733237

    Recording Date: January 11, 2021

    Energy Security3 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 Joseph Calnan. Music credits to Drew Phillips.

    • 29 min

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