Papers and Summaries

Each of the nine RODA panel discussions and their respective research papers fall into one of three basic swirls: supporting inclusive democracy and defending human rights; reforming and strengthening multilateral institutions to encourage collective action on the global challenges we face; and strengthening Canada-Germany ties for 21st-century economic and research activity.

Theme: Multilateral Cooperation

Panel 1: Panel Summary
Looking to Glasgow by Dr. Jen Allan (May 25, 2021)

Panel 2: Panel Summary
Canada and Germany: Multilateral Partners to End the Pandemic and Catalyze an Equitable and Resilient Recovery to the SDGs by Dr. Peter Singer (June 3, 2021)

Panel 5: Panel Summary
Brave New World: Trends in Global Trade Governance by Lawrence L. Herman (July 26, 2021)
If Something Cannot Go on Forever, It Will Stop by Bill White (July 26, 2021)

Panel 6: Panel Summary
The Shifting Border: Legal Cartographies of Migration and Mobility by Ayelet Shachar (September 20, 2021)
Germany and the Refugee Challenge: Successes and Risks for the Future by Ulrich Kober (September 20, 2021)
A Call to Action: An Agenda for Canadian-German Cooperation to Strengthen the International Refugee & Migration System by Paul Heinbecker and Fen Osler Hampson (September 20, 2021)

Panel 7: Panel Summary
A Multilateralism for the People by the German Federal Government (October 12, 2021)
Can Middle Powers Save the Liberal World Order? by Roland Paris (October 12, 2021)

Panel 8: Panel Summary
Pushing the technology frontier in the 21st century: a curse for international instability? by Prof. Dr. Michael Huether and Dr. Matthias Diermeier (November 16, 2021)
Prospects for Post-CETA Issues for German-Canadian Trade by Dr. Jack Mintz (November 16, 2021)

Theme: Democracy

Panel 3: Panel Summary
In Search of Democratic Revival by Jeremy Kinsman and Dr. Kurt Bassuener (June 21, 2021)

Panel 4: Panel Summary
Digital Democracy and Public Discourse by Dr. Ulrike Klinger (July 5, 2021)
Securing Cyberspace in an Age of Disruption by Aaron Shull and Kailee Hilt (July 5, 2021)