Interviews and Op-Eds

The CBC News Network asked for Cooper’s views on Kelly Knight Cross arriving in Ottawa to assume her duties as the U.S. Ambassador to Canada.

Cooper’s remark appeared on National Post: ‘Trudeau’s dilemma: How to stick it to Trump without … ‘- National Post, January 31, 2017.

14 hours ago – But Andrew Cooper, a political science professor at the University of Waterloo, said Trudeau would be wise to stay the course and “keep the …

Cooper wrote a blog about the Rio 2016 Olympic game, titled ‘Rio 2016: evidence of greatness or a bid for recognition?‘ August 5, 2016.

“Advancing the G20 as the hub of global governance at the Antalya G20 Summit,” The Journal of Turkish Weekly, November 5, 2015.

Commentary, “The Material Benefits of being a Former Leader: Blair and Clinton highlight the growing trend for ex-leaders to enjoy highly lucrative afterlives,” SperiComment: The Political Economy Blog, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institution, February 18, 2015.

Interviewed comments, “After Half a Century of Liberal Internationalism, Tories have Forged a New Foreign Policy Myth,” National Post, Canada, January 2, 2015.

Op-Ed, “With New Expectations: German Foreign Policy is Too Complex to be Left Only to Political Insiders”, German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), February 28, 2014.

Featured article, “Where Diplomats Fear to Tread”, New York Times, Room for Debate

Op-Ed,  “Dennis Rodman: A new breed of anti-diplomat”, The Guardian, March 6, 2013

Article, From A-Lister to Aid Worker: Celebrity Diplomacy“, presentation at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs on March 4, 2013 with Chicago Bears lineman Israel Idonije
From The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Interview “Celebrity Diplomacy: Fad or Phenomenon”, France 24, Beyond Business, Paris, January 2012. 


LA Times: Does star power do any good? A Q & A on ‘celebrity diplomacy .. (March 20, 2012)

Interview, New York Daily News . Quoted on page 1 of the Globe and Mail, “Canada dives into Pacific trade talks – but at what cost?” Globe and Mail, June 19, 2012.

Quoted on Transpacific trade negotiations in Bridges Weekly, June.


Mark Carney: Bank of England post a stimulating challenge for free-agent technocrat (November 27, 2012)

Op-Ed (with Jongryn Mo) “Middle Powers Can Punch Above Their Weight” Wall Street Journal, November 4.

Op-Ed “Happiness Goes Global” (with Sarah Maddocks) The Toronto Star, October 1, 2011

Op-Ed “Canada’s Mixed Signals To Rising Nations” The Toronto Star, August 16, 2011

Interview,Harper Clashing With Rousseff on Capital Controls May Herald G-20 Discord, Andrew Mayeda, Bloomberg, August 8, 2011.

The G8 Summit,” Zheng Chenguang, China Radio International (CRI) Beyond Beijing, People in the Know, May 26, 2011.

Op-Ed “Clearing The Murky Image Of Offshore Internet Gambling”, The Toronto Star, May 11, 2011

Celebrity politicians: Wyclef is latest star to seek election BBC World Service, 5 August, 2010

Soundcheck: Beyond One Image Fits AllWNYC 12 August, 2010

“G20 summit proves sovereign issues still important: analysts”, Agence France Presse, July 2, 2010.

Interview on the G20, CBC’s The Current, June 28, 2010. June 28, 2010

Deficits: You Can Go Your Own Way Gavin Hewitt BBC News June 28, 2010

G20’S Rise Questioned After G20 Summit Agence France-Presse (AFP). World News, SBS-TV (Australia)

G20 Struggles For United FrontAl Jazeera English (Qatar). Monday, JUNE 28, 2010

The G8 risks becoming increasingly irrelevant The Globe and Mail. 

27 Jun 2010…g8…/article1620866/ – The Globe and Mail

With plight of mothers, Harper seeks new G8 course The Globe and Mail…/article1445531/The Globe and Mail

Focus or die: The G8 fights for survival The Globe and Mail

20 Jun 2010 .…/article1611127/ -The Globe and Mail

Un Chief Will Be Seen Not Heard At G20 Summit Olivia Ward. Toronto Star. June 23, 2010

Leaders Arrive For G8. Heather Scoffield. The Canadian Press. June 25, 2010

Interview, “Canadian expert urges Bollywood diplomacy”. Arundhati Roy. Asian Pacific Post. May 6, 2010

With Plight Of Mothers, Harper Seeks New G8 Course Campbell Clark. The Globe and Mail. January 27, 2010

G7 to scrap tradition of final statement. Kevin Carmichael. The Globe and Mail. January 19, 2010

Canada looks for ways to keep G7 alive, sees loss of stature in new G20. Julian Beltrame. The Canadian Press. January 14, 2010

Divisions Widen Among G20 Members JUNE 30, 2010

Celebrities And The Haitian Tragedy Andrew F. Cooper  Toronto Star January 29, 2010.  The rush by celebrities to provide support for Haiti holds our attention by the sheer extent of the mobilization by star power. But after the show is over, what should we make of this phenomenon?

Interviewed Kevin Gray, The King Of Hollywood Philanthropy. By Connecting Celebrities Like Ashton And Demi And Brad Andangelina With Philanthropic Crusades, Trevor Neilson Has Redefined The Phrase Cause Célèbre, Details Magazine, November 30, 2010

Interview on Guardian Focus podcast: Do celebrities have a role to play in development? Celebrities are now fronting numerous aid campaigns. But what role do they play in the development process, and is it right they gain direct access to the political bargaining table? December 17.

Assessing the G20’s ‘big bang’ theory. Special to the Financial Post  Published: Tuesday, October 20, 2009. Read more:

Quoted, Dennis Shanahan, “PM Kevin Rudd wins place at new G20 seat of power”, The Australian, September 26, 2009.

NORTH-SOUTH: Rebalancing Global Governance in Afterglow of G20 London Andrew F. Cooper and Gregory Chin IDN (In Depth News, Germany) ,Tuesday, June 9, 2009

China Speaks with Authority at Italy Summit
 Andrew F. Cooper and Gregory Chin quoted
 Reuters (US), 10 July 2009
     Also appeared in: Wall Street Journal (US), Forbes (US), China Daily (China), Gulf Times (Qatar)

Time for G8 to Grow, Let in Emerging Powers
 Andrew F. Cooper quoted
 – Japan Times (Japan), 10 July 2009

G8 as Multilateral Prism
 Andrew F. Cooper and Greogry Chin quoted – 
Democracy Arsenal (US), 9 July 2009

Good Night, G8
 Andrew F. Cooper quoted – 
Die Tageszeitung (Germany), 8 July 2009

Rebalancing Global Governance in the Afterglow of G20 London
 Op-ed by Andrew F. Cooper and Gregory  Chin
 – Global Perspectives (Germany), June 2009

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“Celebrity Diplomacy”, CBC”s Q November 15, 2007

April 2, 2009 — Interviewed by Fox Business News about the G-20 Meeting.

March 26, 2009

Quoted in Politico piece on The evolution of celebrity diplomacy. 

March 13, 2009

Interviewed on Al Jazeera English about celebrities and their popular support for Buddhism and the Tibet Cause.

January 17, 2009

Extensive interview, Paul Vallely, The Independent From A-lister to Aid Worker: Does Celebrity Diplomacy Really Work?

“Why Bono is the master manipulator”, Ottawa Citizen, April 7, 2008.

Brian J. Karem, “Flash or Substance: Experts ponder effectiveness of celebrity diplomacy”, Washington Diplomat, March 2008.

“Celebs Give U.N. Star-Power Punch”, ABC News (Good Morning America), March 9, 2008

Op-Ed,  “G20 Remains the same in a changing world”, Ottawa Citizen (with John Curtis), November 14, 2008.

Op-Ed, “When Intimacy Turns into Explicit Imitation”, Embassy, October 8, 2008.

Op-Ed, “China’s Knocking on the G8 door”, Far Eastern Economic Review (with Greg Chin), July 25, 2008.

Op-ed, ‘Wishing Upon a Star for upcoming G-8 summit”, The Daily Yomiuri, July 3, 2008.

Op-Ed, “Celebrities are conducting a global conversation”, Times of India,  February 15, 2008.

“Are you buying into Bono”, Globe and Mail, December 3, 2007.

Op-Ed, “Bridging The Gaps in World Trade Systems”, Business Day (South Africa), (with Dirk Messner and Elizabeth Sidiropoulos) March 27, 2007.