Why Study International Relations in Canada?

Embassy surveyed people involved with international relations programs at Canadian universities, asking their opinion on "What is the main advantage of studying international relations and examining international policy at Canadian Institutions ­ as

Peter Dudley
Published: Wednesday, 02/22/2006 12:00 am EST

Fen Osler Hampson, Director, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
"Canada has world-class institutions of higher learning in the field of international affairs, institutions that are recognized as being world-class by their peers such as the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, which is a member of the Association of Professional School of International Affairs, an association that is compromised of the 30 leading professional schools of international affairs in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. For Canadians, there are obvious advantages to pursuing a postgraduate degree in international affairs in Canada: they will get a first-class education that shows an awareness of and sensitivity to Canada's international policy context. For international students, it is not just the excellence of our programs that makes us attractive, but the fact that Canada is an exciting and welcoming country that offers elements of both a North American and European educational experience that derives from our own bicultural and multicultural heritage."

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