I will be a participant in this year’s Singularity University Global Summit in San Francisco Aug. 20-22 The line-up of keynote speakers and breakout sessions will be excellent, as always, and this year’s controversies in the world of tech present new challenges and topics for discussion among SU alumni and attendees. Issues involving ethics, data… Read More
Why Ukraine’s Next Revolution Won’t Be on the Streets BY DIANE FRANCIS Andriy Levus is a member of parliament in Ukraine. Credit: Creative Commons/Mykola Vasylechko Deposed President Viktor Yanukovych and the Kremlin continue to create mayhem inside Ukraine but have lost the hearts and minds of most Ukrainians, said security expert Andriy Levus. “Confiscation of… Read More
Award winning author, journalist Diane Francis Tells Bohdan Nahaylo why she’s Investing in Ukraine, and more Feature Interview: Award winning author, journalist Diane Francis Tells Bohdan Nahaylo why she’s Investing in Ukraine, and more. Hromadske Radio is independently funded. We are appealing for funds through a crowd funding initiative. Should you feel inclined to donate, you… Read More
Ukraine is a nation interrupted, its identity and promise stolen by predators for centuries. The predation continues today as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s creeping invasion of Ukraine grinds on, resulting in the murder of 10,000 Ukrainians, destruction of two major cities and its industrial base, seizure of nine percent of its land, and flight of… Read More
In China, women are poetically referred to as “half the sky.” During the most dangerous hours of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity, when tanks and water cannons and snipers were trained on protesters, roughly half of the Ukrainian activists were females of all ages. Now, the new film “Women of Maidan” beautifully portrays the critical role… Read More
he much-awaited State Department report yesterday declared that Hillary Clinton broke some rules concerning her email management as secretary of state. The verdict taints her but does not deliver a knockout punch. Clinton does not deserve the slammer or political burial. However, Donald Trump has been ranting for months that “she should be going to… Read More
I will be appear at the 39th Canadian Club Outlook Luncheon this year with other pundits to discuss and make predictions for 2016. Always a fun event. For more info click here.
I will be kicking off Dec. 3 at the Real Estate Forum this year in Toronto where thousands of real estate professionals gather annually. My keynote kicks off at 8.35 am sharp that day and will address the American and Canadian political contexts from the viewpoint of real estate values, investment, financing and economic realities.
I appeared Oct. 20 on NPR’s All Things Considered show to explain to its huge American audience the significance and reasons behind the election victory of young Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party.
Diane Francis: Kravchuk says Ukraine still fighting Western ignorance and Russian aggression July 5, 2015, 9:06 a.m. | Diane Francis Then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, former Ukrainian presidents Leonid Kravchuk (L), Leonid Kuchma (2nd R) and Viktor Yushchenko (R) attend a round of talks with the leaders of the opposition on Dec. 13, 2013 in Kyiv,… Read More