This week Waterloo hosts two Canadian women who are playing major roles in the shaping of international affairs. Louise Fréchette, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, is at the centre of the reform of that troubled institution.

With Secretary General Kofi Annan reeling from this week's Paul Volcker report on the oil for food program and the firestorm it has created in Congress and editorial pages, Fréchette has taken the major responsibility for advancing the reform agenda set forth by Annan and a high level panel that he appointed. She is speaking publicly at the Perimeter Institute and then participating...

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