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The War Against the Middle East Peace

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November 21, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

University College, Room 140

15 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7

416 978-3606

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Science for Peace

    Overview

    Returning from recent trips to the region, Toronto Star political columnist Martin Regg Cohn reconnects to the Middle East bureau he left behind as a foreign correspondent, when the peace process held out hope. Then as now, countries are in conflict. Today, people are at war with themselves, within their own countries. The Hundred Years War has evolved from territorial battles into internecine and sectarian strife. Not just Jews against Muslims or Christians, but all against all — not least pious versus secular. Even if the political path seems elusive, other pathways are opening up. How do Canadians connect the dots in a foreign minefield?

    Speaker
    Martin Regg Cohn is a political columnist for the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper. A foreign correspondent for 11 years, he was Chief of the Star’s Middle East Bureau in Jerusalem and its Asia bureau in Hong Kong, reporting from more than 40 countries, from Afghanistan to Yemen. He has covered national politics from the Star’s Ottawa Bureau and Ontario politics from Queen’s Park. He was also Foreign Editor, ran the Comment section, and wrote a world affairs column.

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