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Special Interview with the Honourable Hugh Segal: Canada’s Strategic Plan

In part two of a three-part series, Yun Sik (James) Hwang interviews the Honourable Hugh Segal to discuss Canada’s security concerns.


To access Part I, click HERE

To access Part III, click HERE



Interview Question:

Question 1: Canada is, and has been, one of the safest nations in the world–safe in the sense that we are far removed from the possibility of conflict on Canadian territory. With your expertise in public policy, international, and defence issues, how do you see Canada’s security concerns? Should Canadians pay more attention on security-related issues? – 0:00


Question 2: How do you perceive current developing tensions around the globe? What is Canada’s potential role in the global community, and how should Canada approach to these tensions? – 15:05


Special thanks to Elena Ferranti, Administrative Assistant at Massey College, and Lionel J. Widmer (audio recorder/editor) from the NATO Association of Canada for their efforts in making this interview possible.


Photo: Honourable Hugh Segal in Massey College, University of Toronto.

Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed in articles are solely those of the authors’ and do not necessarily represent the views of the NATO Association of Canada.

Yun Sik (James) Hwang
Yun Sik (James) Hwang is a Research Analyst (formally the Program Editor of Security, Trade and the Economy) and a contemporary Korean Affairs Specialist at the NATO Association of Canada. After his M.A. career (2016) from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto, he was invited as a speaker and presenter in multiple conferences, events, and symposiums to examine the controversial political and social developments of South Korean nationalism and its entanglements with North Korea that have been intensified as political and social conflicts between the political left and right in the Republic of Korea. With a specific focus on the contemporary Korean Peninsula and the recent intensification of North Korean nuclear threat, his work seeks to address the political, social, and international challenges in the Asia-Pacific region under various competing perspectives. He can be reached at: