[audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Rethinking Canadian Aid_20150227.mp3]
Edited by Stephen Brown, Molly den Heyer and David Black, Rethinking Canadian Aid is the first book on Canadian foreign aid since CIDA was folded into DFATD. Designed to reach a variety of audiences, contributions by 21 scholars and experts in the field offer an incisive examination of Canada’s record and recent changes in Canadian foreign aid, such as its focus on maternal and child health and on the extractive sector. Many chapters also ask more fundamental questions concerning the intersection of the moral imperative that underpins aid and the trend towards greater self-interest. For instance, what are and what should be the underlying motives of Canadian aid? How compatible are altruism and self-interest in foreign aid? To what extent should aid be integrated with Canada’s other policies and practices? The portrait that emerges is a sobering one. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in Canada’s changing role in the world and how it reflects on Canada.
To mark the book’s publication, contributors will participate in a panel discussion of the book’s themes, to be followed by a Q&A session with the public. A light lunch will be served after the discussion.
Stephen Baranyi, University of Ottawa
David Black, Dalhousie University
Stephen Brown, University of Ottawa
Molly den Heyer, St. Francis Xavier University
Themrise Khan, Independent consultant
Laura Macdonald, Carleton University
Arne Ruckert, University of Ottawa
Yiagadeesen Samy, Carleton University
Ian Smillie, Independent consultant
Rebecca Tiessen, University of Ottawa
For more information on the book, click here. Copies will be available for purchase at the event.
The entire e-book is also available as a free download (PDF, 4 MB).