Every year Montreal Exchange hosts a derivative conference in late November. This year was the 17th annual meeting. I was invited to join the macro-economic panel to discuss.
Before examining the issue of nuclear armed cruise missiles (NACMs) a quick global geopolitical overview is warranted. The short post-Cold War period of cooperation between the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (the P5 in common parlance) has given way to greater direct interstate contestation between them today.
My career includes work for the United Nations on governance, anti-apartheid, and conflict prevention that took me to South Africa from 1992 to 1994 in the run-up to the election of Nelson Mandela and to many fragile and conflict affected countries over the past twenty-five years.
At the Center for Global Affairs, I teach Analytic Skills for Global Affairs as well as Applied Statistics. Teaching these courses serves as a wonderful opportunity to communicate the value of becoming both a better consumer of knowledge, as well as a better producer of knowledge.