Can the U.S. Learn from Canada?

DETROIT _ NABJ18 has begun, and among the highlights: The NABJ Global Journalism Task Force will host a conversation between Canadian Parliament Member Celina Caesar-Chavannes and Washington Post Global Opinions Editor Karen Attiah at noon Thursday in the NABJ Executive Director’s Suite. Celina R. Caesar-Chavannes will discuss the trade debate between the U.S. and Canada, current foreign affairs and how Canada deals with race and global politics in the Age of Trump. After the conversation with Karen Attiah, Caesar-Chavannes will field questions from the audience.Celina Caesar-Chavannes is the Member of Parliament for Whitby. She served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from December 2015 to January 2017 and is currently the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development. She was a successful entrepreneur from 2005 to 2015, owning a successful research management consulting firm focused on neurological research. She was the recipient of both the Toronto Board of Trade’s Business Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012 and the 2007 Black Business and Professional Association’s Harry Jerome Young Entrepreneur Award. Mrs. Caesar-Chavannes was a well-known research consultant and who worked with a variety of private, government and non-government organizations. An international lecturer on the inclusion of marginalized populations in clinical research, Ms. Caesar-Chavannes has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, an MBA in Healthcare Management, and an Executive MBA from the Rotman School of Management. Karen Attiah is the Global Opinions editor at TheWashington Post, where she commissions and edits commentary on global issues from a variety of international writers. She joined The Post in 2014 as a digital producer in the Opinions section. Attiah often writes on issues relating to race, gender and international politics, with a special interest in Africa. She previously was a freelance writer for the Associated Press, based in the Caribbean. She was a Fulbright scholar to Ghana and holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Northwestern University.


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