Public Record

Loading video...

Public Record - Islamic Terrorism and Blood Diamonds

On February 16, 2012, Robert R. Fowler, former Canadian ambassador to the UN, and Ian Smillie, founder of the Canadian NGO Inter Pares, discussed the violence, repression, chaos and failed governance in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Both speakers brought a unique view of the confrontation between Western values and Islamic fundamentalism. Fowler, acting as the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Niger, was kidnapped by Al Qaeda in 2008. Smillie was among the first international investigators who understood and publicly denounced the use of "blood diamonds."

more less

Related Videos

Perspective with Alison Smith

November 20, 2016

On our premiere show: Canada's role on the international stage and Canada-U.S. relations in the wake of Donald Trump's election victory....

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

National Defence -...

Anne Kari Hansen Ovind, Norway's Ambassador to Canada, and Carolyn McAskie, former special representative of the Secretary General and head...

Perspective with Alison Smith

November 27, 2016

CPAC’s foreign affairs show, Perspective with Alison Smith, examines events from around the world that matter to Canadians. This...

Extraordinary Canadians

Norman Bethune

Surgeon, inventor and political activist Norman Bethune headed the Canadian Medical Unit during the Spanish Civil War, developing the...