Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Importance of Developing Your Foreign Policy

Stéfanie von Hlatky | TEDxQueensU youtube presentation

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Published on Mar 7, 2017

Foreign policy isn’t something normally one thinks of in their everyday life. But should it be? Understanding which principles and countries matter most is integral for a country to shape its foreign image and power. With turmoil occurring on the global scale, whose rights are worth fighting for? By understanding the discussions that are occurring on foreign policy and helping shape this with our citizen voice, Stefanie highlights how individuals can be involved in achieving peace through understanding rather than force.

Stéfanie von Hlatky is an assistant professor of political studies at Queen’s University and the Director of the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP). She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Université de Montréal in 2010, where she was also Executive Director for the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies.

She’s held positions at Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security Studies, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Dartmouth College’s Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Centre for Security Studies at ETH Zurich, and was a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the University of Southern California’s Centre for Public Diplomacy. As well, Stéfanie is the founder of Women in International Security-Canada and current Chair of the Board.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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