This talk is sponsored by the Richmond Hill Mayor & Council
September 29, 2022 (10am to 12 noon)
Economic sanctions are a principal response of Canada and other Western countries to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But as the war in Ukraine continues to rage, there is widespread confusion and sometimes disappointment about what the sanctions have actually accomplished. This talk will examine the history of economic sanctions, the various objectives which they have been intended to achieve, and the consequences that have resulted. Many historical examples will be offered, but there will be particular focus on seeking to clarify the current experience with economic sanctions of Russia.
David Leyton-Brown did his undergraduate studies in Economics and Political Science at McGill, and his graduate work in Political Science at Harvard. A specialist in International Relations, he taught initially at Carleton, and for many years at York University, where he is now Professor Emeritus of Politics (which is a polite academic term for retired). Most of his work has been on Canada-United States relations, and he has spent many years interpreting Canada to American audiences, and the United States to Canadians.