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Megan Harris

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Obama Visit Strengthened Historic Partnership with Canada

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2009 | 12:02 PM

President Obama's February 19thday trip to Canada ushered in a new era in Canada U.S. relations. The trip not only re-established the tradition of U.S. Presidents' making Canada their first foreign trip but also underscored the historic importance of a strong, open and constructive relationship between the two countries and...

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First Lady Fashion, a New Diplomatic Weapon?

(4) Comments | Posted April 8, 2009 | 11:52 AM

The recent G20 gathering in London, and the NATO summit in Strasbourg, provided considerable material for political junkies, fasionista's and protocol mavens.

While all eyes were trained to dissect the political performance of Barack Obama on his maiden transatlantic trip as President, it was first Lady Michelle Obama who captured...

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Why the Obamas are Political Black Swans

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2009 | 12:14 PM

According to Nassim Taleb, "Black Swans" are rare, exceptional, unpredictable events that have a huge impact. The improbable election of Barack Hussein Obama to become America's 44th president aptly fits this scenario. While it is premature to judge the lasting impact of Obama's Presidency on American institutions, infrastructure...

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Power Grab Unleashes Canadian Political Passions

(25) Comments | Posted December 9, 2008 | 1:08 PM

It took an historic election to galvanize Americans to put aside their political cynicism and turn out in record numbers to vote in the November 4th election. Here in Canada, we wondered what it would take to ignite similar interests and public discourse in our political process. Well, we now...

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A Role for Oprah in the Obama Administration?

(9) Comments | Posted December 2, 2008 | 11:50 AM

Aside from the selection of the family pet, three other questions are consistently asked about the incoming administration of President-elect Barak Obama. First, how can he possibly meet the expectations of those who voted for him? Second, will he be a competent President? Third, what appointment will he give to...

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