U.K., France, and Germany's first female ambassadors to Canada say one way to have more women in diplomacy is for countries like Canada to set the agenda.
Carleton University hosted its women in diplomacy panel discussing feminist foreign policy on Oct. 25 at the French Embassy where panelists included, from left, Fiona Robinson, professor of political science at Carleton University, German Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser, U.K. High Commissioner Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, and French Ambassador Kareen Rispal. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
The U.K. high commissioner to Canada said she intends to break new ground in foreign policy by consciously choosing to not take a job unless she is the first woman to do so.
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Fostering use of Inuit languages was a key aim in creating Nunavut, but 20 years later, NTI president Aluki Kotierk says there's been a 'failure' when it comes to providing essential services to the public in Inuktut.