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BSIA releases “Aftershocks: 2022 Global Trends Report”

The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) is pleased to announce the release of Aftershocks: 2022 Global Trends Report, an anthology of policy briefs prepared by masters students for Global Affairs Canada.

“If 2020 was defined by the large earthquake that was the Covid-19 pandemic, then 2021, metaphorically speaking, consisted of a series of smaller but no less significant aftershocks — from the Capitol Hill insurrection on January 6th to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan on September 11,” said Ann Fitz-Gerald, Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo. “The reverberations from these and other events will be felt for the foreseeable future. The aim of the anthology is to help policy makers mitigate their impact.”

The anthology is the final product of the 2020-2021 Graduate Fellows program, a professional development program designed to provide students an opportunity to gain mentorship and guidance from senior scholars as they advance their own policy research and writing skills. Aftershocks is the sixth anthology in the series and consists of 11 briefs. Topics include navigating the US- China rivalry, a green economic recovery, food security, and digital inclusion, among others. The School has partnered with Global Affairs Canada since the 2015-2016 academic year.

“Congratulations to our students for proposing such novel and creative ideas for a better and more inclusive world,” said Fitz-Gerald. “Job well done.”

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