Daryl Copeland is an Ottawa-based analyst, author and educator specializing in diplomacy, international policy, global issues and public management. He is now Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and in 2009 was appointed as a Research Fellow at the Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California.
From 1981–2009, he served as a Canadian diplomat and executive with postings in Thailand, Ethiopia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Among his positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa, he worked as: Senior Intelligence Analyst, South and Southeast Asia; Deputy Director for International Communications; Director for Southeast Asia; Senior Advisor, Public Diplomacy; Director of Strategic Communications Services, and; Senior Advisor, Strategic Policy and Planning. In 2000, he received the Canadian Foreign Service Officer Award for his "tireless dedication and unyielding commitment to advancing the interests of the diplomatic profession."
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World Wildlife Fund study used computer models to predict how oil spills would behave in Beaufort Sea. New research suggests a major oil spill in Canada's western Arctic would likely spread quickly and foul oceans around Alaska and possibly as far west as Russia. The research, funded by the World Wildlife Fund, comes as the National Energy Board prepares to consider blowout prevention plans in two separate proposals for offshore energy drilling.
Le gouvernement conservateur de Stephen Harper a dépensé 145 000$ au cours de l'hiver dernier pour sonder les Canadiens sur l'un des dossiers de l'heure au pays, soit les enjeux énergétiques. Mais l'exercice est qualifié de «pure propagande» par l'opposition officielle à Ottawa.