Events

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Cinema Series: "The Corporate Coup D'État"

Sept. 17, 2019, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

A screening of an investigative documentary that blends the insights of philosophers, authors and journalists with the experiences of citizens of the US Rust Belt, where the steel industry once flourished, but where closures and outsourcing have left urban areas desolate and hopeless.

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Alone in the World? Directions for Canada in a Changing World

Sept. 10, 2019, 6 p.m.

Ottawa

A panel on foreign policy in the 2019 federal election, featuring Brian Bow, Pascale Massot and Roland Paris.

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Whither The Islamic State?

Sept. 9, 2019, 7 p.m.

Ottawa

The first event of the new season of the CIC National Capital’s Middle East Study Group (MESG), featuring Phil Gurski, a distinguished analyst and author who is well-known for his extensive work on security and intelligence matters regarding violent extremism and radicalization in Canada and abroad.

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CIC Toronto’s 13th Annual Mid-Summer Networking Reception

July 24, 2019, 6 p.m.

Toronto

The Japanese consul-general to Toronto, Takako Ito, will speak about the outcome of the G20 summit held in Osaka in June.

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Agents of Change

July 22, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Vancouver

A conversation between former US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono.

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Journalism About Terrorism

July 11, 2019, noon

Waterloo

Stewart Bell, Global News investigative journalist, will provide insights and anecdotes from his long career and many years experience reporting on national security.

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Digital Disconnect: Who Gets to Control the Internet?

June 27, 2019, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

A complimentary screening of Digital Disconnect, which shines a light on the destructive aspects of the digital world.

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Mr Pompeo, Be Careful What You Wish For In The Canadian Arctic

June 26, 2019, noon

Halifax

A talk with Wendell Sanford, former Director of Oceans and Environmental Law at Global Affairs.

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Canada Future Forward Summit

June 25, 2019, 8 a.m.

Toronto

The Canada Future Forward Summit, hosted by The Globe and Mail and sponsored by the Centre for International Governance Innovation and McKinsey & Company, will mark the 175th anniversary of The Globe with a new way of talking about the country and its future.

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Cinema Series: “Trick or Treaty?”

June 12, 2019, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

In advance of National Indigenous Peoples Day, CIGI’s Cinema Series will feature the 2014 TIFF Masters selection Trick or Treaty?

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Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World

June 12, 2019, 5 p.m.

Montreal

Rick Barton, former assistant secretary of state under the Obama administration, will discuss his latest book, “Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World.”

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The US Perspective On A Changing World

June 3, 2019, 6 p.m.

Ottawa

The CIC National Capital Branch will launch its North America Study Group with an address by Richard Mills Jr., the deputy chief of mission of the embassy of the United States of America to Canada.

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Cultural Appropriation in the Fashion Industry: Can Intellectual Property Rights Help?

June 3, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

Waterloo

A presentation by CIGI fellow Brigitte Vézina, who will explain the concept of cultural appropriation, drawing on examples from the world of fashion.

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The Dragon Stands Up: Insights Into Xi Jinping’s China

May 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Ottawa

A Politics at the Pub event with Nathan VanderKlippe, the Asia correspondent for The Globe and Mail, moderated by Robert Fife, The Globe’s Ottawa bureau chief.

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Monitoring Presidential Elections In Ukraine 2019

May 27, 2019, 7 p.m.

Winnipeg

Two election monitors for the recent presidential elections in Ukraine will share highlights of their experiences and discuss Canada’s involvement in international elections monitoring.

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Economics for a Burning Planet: Challenging the Logic of the Growth Economy

May 23, 2019, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

A panel will explore alternative approaches to sustainability that address the desired outcomes of UN SDG 8, including the ‘degrowth’ movement.

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How Democracy Dies: Lessons Canadians Can Draw From Venezuela And The United States

May 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Saskatoon

A talk by Ben Rowswell, former Canadian ambassador to Venezuela.

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The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

May 15, 2019, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

A keynote address by Avi Goldfarb, Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare, followed by a panel discussion.

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What Role for Canada on the Global Stage?

May 14, 2019, 8 a.m.

Ottawa

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute hosts a one-day conference on what role Canada can play in a world in disarray.

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Human Rights in China: What Can Canada Do?

May 8, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Ottawa

A discussion between Sophie Richardson, China Director for Human Rights Watch, and David Kilgour, former Secretary of State for Latin America and Africa and for Asia-Pacific.