Gerry Caplan

Gerald Caplan has an MA in Canadian history and a Ph.D. in African history from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He is an author, teacher, media commentator, and social and political activist with a lifelong commitment to African development. He is preoccupied with genocide and genocide prevention, particularly the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, about which he has frequently written. He has been a consultant on African development issues to many United Nations agencies as well as to the African Union. His latest book is called The Betrayal of Africa. He writes a weekly online column for the Globe and Mail.

Gerry Caplan
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Jun 12, 2013
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Canada's lessons in democracy for Egypt and Turkey

Gerry Caplan
In some countries, those who disagree with their government's policies are vilified, demonized, accused of being unpatriotic and operating under the influence of malign foreign influences.
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Jun 2, 2013

What was Stephen Harper doing in Peru last week?

Gerry Caplan
While Senate and staff scandals bloomed in Ottawa, PM Harper was pursuing one of his fondest past times: promoting Canadian mining interests wherever they exist across the globe.
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May 27, 2013
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Conservative attacks are nothing but bullying

Gerry Caplan
Bullying is an expansive phenomenon, running along a wide continuum, ranging from physical to verbal abuse. For some reason, society deems much of it to be perfectly acceptable, at least in politics.
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Apr 8, 2013
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John Baird's murky trip to the Middle East

Gerry Caplan
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is on a long visit to the Middle East. Like Canadian foreign policy in general these days, the exact purpose of the trip is a bit murky.

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