Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
An award-winning columnist, bestselling author, investigative journalist, speaker, and television commentator, Diane Francis is Editor-at-Large at Canada’s National Post and a columnist for American Interest, Atlantic Council’s UkraineAlert, and Kyiv Post. Francis is Faculty at Singularity University in Mountain View, California, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, and sits on the boards of the Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative in DC and the Canada-US Law Institute in Cleveland. She is a member of Abundance360, created by Silicon Valley influencer and space pioneer Peter Diamandis, who leads this exclusive group of 250 entrepreneurs.
In 1991, Francis became Editor of Canada’s Financial Post, the first woman editor of a national daily newspaper in Canada, a position she held until the paper was sold in 1998. She is the author of ten books, including Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country, Who Owns Canada Now?: Old Money, New Money and the Future of Canadian Business, and Immigration: The Economic Case.
She was a director of two public companies, Aurizon Mines and Lake Shore Gold, until both were sold and is now involved with companies in software development and medical devices.