Ozan Gurcan's Blog (3)

Living with differences- Toronto: world's multicultural capital

[Ozan Gurcan]

[University of Ottawa]

Nationality: [Turkey]

The city of Toronto is a living example pluralism. Here, one can find over 140 languages and dialects being spoken on the streets. From Lebanese festivals to Caribbean festivals, from Chinatown to Little Italy, Toronto is a city symbolizing…

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Pluralism-Today's children are tomorrow's leaders

[Ozan Gurcan]

[University of Ottawa]

Nationality: [Turkey]

I once read a very powerful story in which 3 different children were asked to draw each others' mothers. From the results of the drawings, something breathtaking was observed. Non of the 3 children had put emphasis on purely physical…

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Living with differences- Aboriginal-Canadian friendship

[Ozan Gurcan]

[University of Ottawa]

Nationality: [Turkey]

This photo was taken at the Pow-wow festival in Maniwaki near Ottawa, Canada. It was fantastic to see such a multicultural gathering at the festival to celebrate and dance along with our Aboriginal neighbors. Children and the elderly,…

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The Ethics of Trade with China and Authoritarian Upgrading

Increased foreign investment and engagement is producing, not democratization, but "authoritarian upgrading," where selected reforms are designed to legitimize a softer authoritarianism. This presents an ethical dilemma for international trade. What direction will China, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other "upgraded authoritarian" states evolve towards in the coming decade?

The 2020 Election & the View from Overseas, with Nikolas Gvosdev

As the 2020 election begins to come into focus, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev details the foreign policy cleavages in the Democratic Party. Plus, referencing Nahal Toosi's recent article in "Politico," he discusses the worries that many in Europe have about a Trump reelection or a progressive candidate who also questions the status quo. What's the view from abroad on this turbulent time in American politics?

Ethics & the U.S.-China Trade War, with Nikolas Gvosdev

What role should ethics play in the U.S.-China trade war? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these economic tensions in the context of the Uyghur detention and the Hong Kong protests, different theories on integrating China into the world economy, and what it could mean to "lose" in this conflict. Is there a breaking point in terms of China's human rights policies? What's the view in Africa and Europe?

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