Andrew F. Cooper, In the News
“It’s going to be a real test of the appetite of Canada for trade liberalization," comments CIGI Distinguished Fellow Andrew F. Cooper, as Canada is invited to join the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations.
In a NY Daily News article on Angelina Jolie being named the Special Envoy of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Andrew Cooper says "there is a great danger in overdoing it and pretending to be an expert where you're not...Celebrities need to have finesse about these things — pick your spots, pick your expertise and pick your issues, but don't overdo it."
In an article discussing Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper's visit to Brazil and trade relations between the two countries, Distinguished Fellow Andrew Cooper notes that "there are huge historical differences, but there seems to be a convergence now [between Canada and Brazil]."
Distinguished Fellow Andrew Cooper comments on the G8 summit in France and how the organization can bolster global governance.
Newly released diplomatic cables reinforce the belief that Canada and the U.S. have been working to co-ordinate trade efforts in the Americas. CIGI Distinguished Fellow Andrew Cooper suggest the U.S. would like to see Canada play a bigger role in that regard.