Foreign Policy By Canadians – La politique étrangère selon le peuple Canadien

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Canada needs to reimagine a foreign policy for a leaderless world The Globe and Mail 8/2021

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More than ever before, our lives as Canadians are shaped by what happens outside Canada: from the food on our tables, to the jobs we may hold, to the technology that connects us to our loved ones and that keeps us informed. And now, with a pandemic turning our lives upside down, our very health is influenced by international affairs. In a democracy, citizens must have a say in the decisions that affect their lives. Increasingly, decisions that affect our lives are impacted by developments and decisions beyond our borders. The lives of everyday Canadians are shaped by the way Canada engages in the world. At the same time that our interdependence with other countries has grown, the world has become a more divided place. The past few years have seen an increase in competition between countries, as the alliances and institutions that unite us grow weaker. Just as we now rely more on decisions made at the international level to Instill some stability in our lives, those decisions have become more and more difficult to make. How should Canada work with other countries to improve our lives? You, like all citizens, have an essential role to play in answering this question. Foreign policy shapes your life. This exercise is an opportunity to learn what Canada’s foreign policy

Greater Houston Deliberates: The University of Texas Hobby School Deliberative Poll on Current and Future Immigration Policy

On June 15, 2019, a scientific sample of over 250 residents of the Greater Houston area was convened to deliberate on present and future policies regarding immigration. The 254 participants of this Deliberative Poll were pulled from a registered voter sample of roughly 20,000 purchased from Aristotle and RDD sample of roughly 10,000, with the goal of reflecting the demographic distribution of the registered voter population in the Greater Houston Area with respect to age, gender, race and ethnicity, and political party preferences. Prior to deliberation, participants received balanced briefing materials vetted by a distinguished advisory group with summaries on each of the key areas including arguments for and against the policy proposals, and completed a questionnaire illustrating their initial views. On the day of the event, participants met at the UH Hilton, where they were placed in small moderated groups to discuss four issue areas—Crime and Public Safety, Economy and the Workforce, Higher Education Benefits, and Legal Options for Undocumented Immigrants—before posing questions to a balanced panel of experts and policymakers.

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Current and Future Immigration Policy

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Executive Summary

America in One Room: Climate and Energy

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UPCOMING STANFORD WEBINAR America in Once Room Climate and Energy: Discussion Results from a National Deliberative Poll. REGISTER HERE

HARVARD WEBINAR DISCUSSING RESULTS Video recording is available here. Solutions for our planet: In search of common ground on climate and energy policy! This event would take you through the results of the groundbreaking Deliberative Poll, America in One Room: Climate and Energy

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OVERALL PARTICIPANT RESPONSES

PARTICIPANT RESPONSES BY PARTY AFFILIATION

PARTICIPANT RESPONSES IN CALIFORNIA vs. TEXAS

PARTICIPANT RESPONSES BY STATE

ENGLISH VERSION

In September 2021, a new sample of America in One Room was convened to deliberate about policy options for climate and energy. These public deliberations focused on possible options to help achieve Net Zero (the point at which we would no longer be adding to the total of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere).

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“Our Land Is Shrinking”: Concerns and Misconceptions Impeding Uptake of Climate Risk Mitigation Policies in Bududa and Butalejja Districts in Eastern Uganda

Roy William Mayega, Nathan Tumuhamye, Grace Mongo Bua, Julius Ssentongo, Harriet Adong, Kathleen Giles, Stella Neema, Christine Muhumuza, William Bazeyo, James Fishkin, Lynn Atuyambe Science Journal of Public Health PDF