Media coverage May-August 2018
May 7, 2018
MIGS Project Coordinator Marie Lamensch wrote an essay for Opencanada.org titled “Is there such thing as a singular Canadian foreign policy?”
May 9, 2018
Kyle Mathews, Executive Director at MIGS, was interviewed on Breakfast Television Montreal in an interview titled “U.S. withdraws from Iran nuclear deal”
May 10, 2018
MIGS Digital Fellow Anne Speckhard and Ardian Shajkovci wrote an article on Defence & Intelligence Norway titled “ISIS – When Serving Terrorism is an ‘All in the Family’ Affair”
May 13, 2018
MIGS Digital Fellow Anne Speckhard published an article on the Daily Beast with Ardian Shajkovci titled “Mother’s Deadly Day: She Blew Up Herself and Her Two Girls to Murder Christians”
May 16, 2018
MIGS Digital Fellow Phil Gurski was interviewed on CTV News Winnipeg discussing his book “The Threat from Within” and terrorism in Canada.
May 18, 2018
Michael Petrou, a non-resident fellow at MIGS, wrote an article on Opencanada.org titled “Western strategy on Iran should focus on human rights, not nuclear weapons”
May 19, 2018
MIGS Digital Fellow Vivek Venkatesh wrote an opinion piece in Le Devoir titled “Le terrorisme et
May 20, 2018
Phil Gurski, MIGS Digital Fellow was interviewed on Russian International Affairs Council Tatyana Kanunnikova’s Blog in a post titled “Phil Gurski: G8 Was a Good Forum for Sharing Information”
June 5, 2018
MIGS Executive Director Kyle Mathews wrote an op-ed for the National Post titled “Iran's allies are preparing a genocide in Yemen. But there's still time to stop it”
June 5, 2018
MIGS Executive Director Kyle Matthews wrote an article for the National Post titled “Iran's allies are preparing a genocide in Yemen. But there's still time to stop it”
June 11, 2018
MIGS Digital Fellow Phil Gurski wrote an article for The Hill Times titled, “The U.K. and Canada: polar opposites when it comes to the terrorist threat”
June 11-13, 2018
MIGS participated once again in the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany, organized by Deutsche Welle. MIGS hosted a panel discussion on “The extremism-inequalities nexus: The causal relationship between inequalities and extremisms.” This marks the fourth year that MIGS has been an institutional partner to the forum.
June 14, 2018
MIGS was featured in an article by horizon titled “Thousands of Montrealers take part in the 4th annual March for Humanity and Genocide Prevention”
June 18, 2018
MIGS Executive Director Kyle Mathews was interviewed by CTV Montreal about “Do U.S. border strategies violate human rights?”
MIGS Digital Fellow Phil Gurski wrote an article for The Hill Times titled “An uneventful G7, from a security standpoint”
June 20, 2018
MIGS Executive Director Kyle Matthews was quoted in an article in The Concordian titled “Canada’s response to the Rohingya crisis: What’s missing”
June 25, 2018
MIGS Digital Fellow Phil Gurski wrote an article for The Hill Times titled “The implications of the U.S.-Canada tiff for national security”
July 1, 2018
MIGS Journalist in Residence Benjamin Dooley commenced the 2018 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) Program as one of 18 global scholars at Ohio University. The study tour analyzes US media and travelled to Ohio, Nashville, Atlanta and Washington DC, where Mr. Dooley was a panelist at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference, where he spoke about the representation of refugees in the media. The SUSI summer institute is funded by a grant from the Study of the US Branch in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the United States Department of State.
July 11, 2018
MIGS Youth Fellow Maxine Both wrote an article for The Mantle titled “Holding ISIS Accountable in Iraq and Beyond: What do Iraq’s prosecutions of ISIS members mean for transitional justice?”.
July 23, 2018
MIGS Executive Director Kyle Matthews gave an interview to CTV News Montreal regarding Syria’s White Helmets.
August 7, 2018
In an article titled “L’Arabie Saoudite hausse encore le ton” published in Le Devoir, MIGS Executive Director Kyle Matthews spoke about the growing diplomatic rift between Canada and Saudi Arabia.
MIGS Executive Director Kyle Matthews was interviewed by Danielle Smith on the Global News Radio about Canada’s push on Saudi Arabia to release human rights activists.
MIGS Executive Director Kyle Matthews and MIGS Research Director Frank Chalk signed a petition supporting Guatemala’s Historical Archive of the National Police currently facing government crackdown.
In an interview for Grandin Media, Roméo A. Dallaire says faith answers need for peace and serenity in our troubled world.
MIGS Executive Director Kyle Matthews appeared on Breakfast Television to discuss the diplomatic spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia.
Following the arrest of several female activists in Saudi Arabia, MIGS joined the Nobel Women’s Initiative and another 25 organizations in signing a joint statement expressing support for the government of Canada’s recent position on their detention and urging urging Saudi Arabia to release women’s rights activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada.
August 13, 2018
MIGS Digital Fellow Phil Gurski wrote an article for The Hill Times titled “Canada should do the right thing and bring Afghan interpreters to safety”
August 22, 2018
MIGS Digital Fellow Phil Gurski was featured on CTV News Winnipeg, speaking about terrorism in Canada.
August 25, 2018
MIGS Project Coordinator Marie Lamensch was quoted in La Presse an article written by Agnès Gruda regarding the Rohingya crisis and a recent report published by Fortify Rights.
August 27, 2018
MIGS Digital Fellow Phil Gurski wrote an article for The Hill Times titled “CSIS should also help block foreign meddling in our elections.”
Marie Lamensch spoke to CBC Homerun about a new United Nations report on violence committed against ethnic minorities in Myanmar.
MIGS, alongside Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, signed a joint letter to the Astana Working Group on Detentions and Abductions in the Syrian Conflict, expressing concern about the failure of the Syrian regime to disclose more information about the deaths of arbitrarily detained and disappeared dozens of activists, human rights defenders, journalists, doctors, and humanitarian aid workers.