New York Times publishes story on Prime Minister Trudeau greeting the first Syrian families. Professor Victoria Esses quoted “Some people say it’s kind of like the Canada we remember,” and how Canadians are welcoming and generous.
Professor Radoslav Dimitrov (Political Science) attends COP21 as a European Union delegate, representing the Republic of Bulgaria. He has been a government delegate since 2009, and reports that this year it has been an "unnerving experience." Dimitrov specializes in global environmental politics, international climate change negotiations, and UN diplomacy.
Western alumni William Morneau, BA’96 (Political Science), and Jane Philpott, MD’84, were named today among 31 members of the new Liberal cabinet of recently elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau tapped Morneau as Finance Minister and Philpott as Health Minister at swearing-in ceremonies held today at Rideau Hall.