Thursday, June 19, 2014

Fast Chatting Away

On Monday, I participated in a Fast Chat at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.  The talk was on NATO and the implications of the crisis in Ukraine.  I wrote up my thought on it here at CIC.

The Fast Chat experience was quite educational for me—the experts from elsewhere were quite sharp and it was most interesting to get hear some European voices about these matters.  The questions by the Canadian folks at DFATD also were suggestive about the debates taking place in the Pearson building.  That they reach out for other perspectives speaks well of DFATD.  As always, when I meet with Canadians working for the government, I am most impressed.  If only the Prime Minister actually listened more to the public service, but that is a discussion for another day.

No comments: