Events

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Claws Of The Panda: Beijing’s Campaign of Influence and Intimidation In Canada

April 26, 2019, noon

Toronto

Jonathan Manthorpe, who has worked for 40 years as a foreign correspondent and international affairs commentator, will speak about Canada’s failure to construct a workable policy towards the People’s Republic of China.

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Utopia or Dystopia: What is the Future of Natural Resource Governance?

April 25, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Vancouver

A panel will discuss future scenarios on the important issue of resource governance from the perspective of economic development, gender and the environment.

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Defending Democracy: Cyber Security and the 2019 Federal Election

April 23, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Waterloo

A discussion with Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould on the importance of and considerations around cyber security in the upcoming federal election.

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The Decline of Democracy

April 17, 2019, 6 p.m.

Toronto

The Donner Canadian Foundation hosts a semiannual, public lecture series featuring some of the world's most prominent intellectuals. This edition features Yascha Mounk, author of The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger & How to Save It. He will be speaking at The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library.

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Politics In The Pub: Crazy Politics, Populism, Conspiracy Theories and Paranoia In America

April 17, 2019, 5 p.m.

Victoria

A talk with Dr. Cornell Clayton, the director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University.

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Disruptive Technology — Do Robots Want Your Job?

April 16, 2019, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

A symposium featuring a keynote address by author Martin Ford, who will explore the ways in which AI and automation are outpacing humans in a range of sectors.

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How to Digitalize a Country: The Example of Estonia

April 11, 2019, 4 p.m.

Toronto

Toomas Ilves, former president of Estonia, will discuss how the small Baltic state became a world leader in digitization of everything from voting to medicine.

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The US-Taliban Process and the Prospects of an Intra-Afghan Peace

April 11, 2019, noon

Ottawa

A talk with Omar Zakhilwal, Afghanistan’s former ambassador to Pakistan (2016-2019) and minister of finance (2009-2015).

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When The Global Rules Break Down — Insights and Ideas for the Future of International Law and Justice

April 8, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Waterloo

A public panel moderated by Oonagh Fitzgerald, the director of the CIGI International Law Research Program.

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Canada and the UK Relationship Going Forward

April 8, 2019, noon

Toronto

A lunch address by Kevin McGurgan, the British consul-general in Toronto and director for the UK’s Department for International Trade team in Canada.

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Cinema Series: “Menstrual Man” and “Period. End of Sentence.”

March 28, 2019, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

A public film screening of Menstrual Man, which tells the story of an unlikely hero who stood up for India’s ignored, and the Oscar-winning Period. End Of Sentence., which follows women and girls as they attempt to install a pad machine in their village.

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#WEARENATO: The Alliance’s Efforts to Advance Women, Peace and Security

March 27, 2019, 1 p.m.

Toronto

To celebrate NATO’s 70th anniversary, WIIS-Canada will be hosting a conference looking at the alliance’s efforts to advance the WPS agenda, as well as the role of Canada in NATO’s past, present and future.

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Transforming the Global Refugee System: An Evening with Lloyd Axworthy

March 21, 2019, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

Join CIGI for an evening of conversation with former Canadian foreign affairs minister and World Refugee Council chair Lloyd Axworthy.

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Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds: Women and the Search for Global Order, 1919-2019

March 21, 2019, 1 p.m.

Ottawa

A two-day conference that will explore how Canadian women have influenced Canada’s place in the world during the 20th century and beyond.

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The Indo-Pacific: Regional Approaches and Canada’s Role

March 11, 2019, 10 a.m.

Ottawa

A public conference on the importance of the Indo-Pacific region involving scholars, former policymakers and other stakeholders from Canada, Japan, India, the United States and elsewhere.

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Disarming Myths about Women, Weapons and War

March 7, 2019, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

An evening with Allison Pytlak, manager for Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament program of the WILPF.

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International Development Professionals Networking Event

March 6, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Halifax

A networking event for young professionals, new graduates and students interested in a career in international development.

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North Korea: Threat To World And Canadian Security?

March 6, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Winnipeg

A talk with James Fergusson, deputy director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies and professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba.

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Insights On Saudi Arabia And The Middle East

Feb. 21, 2019, 6 p.m.

Vancouver

An evening with Dennis Horak, Canada’s former ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

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Cinema Series: “Dawnland”

Feb. 20, 2019, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

A showing of feature-length documentary Dawnland, which follows the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to contemporary Wabanaki communities to witness intimate, sacred moments of truth-telling and healing.