Events

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A public dialogue on Canada's presidency of the G7

Dec. 7, 2017, 6 p.m.

Toronto

Canada will be hosting the G7 Summit in June 2018, providing the platform to play a leading role in advancing policy discussion, and fostering iniatives within the Group. Join us for a chance to share your thoughts, suggestions and questions with Canada’s G7 Sherpa.

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Lessons from the Cuban missile crisis in the era of Trump

Nov. 23, 2017, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

James Blight and Janet Lang, two of the world’s foremost scholars of the Cuban missile crisis, will discuss how the reality of October 1962 can inform our evaluation of Donald Trump’s barrage of nuclear threats. 

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Victoria Forum

Nov. 17, 2017, noon

Victoria

Prominent Canadian and international visionaries, activists, cultural icons, influencers, and politicians will gather in Victoria, British Columbia, November 17-19 to discuss Canada’s successes and challenges in the area of diversity and inclusion in the 21st century. 

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Canada's trade policy agenda: looking ahead

Nov. 17, 2017, 7 a.m.

Ottawa

The School of Public Policy, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy host a symposium for anyone who depends on trade or is interested in the future of the economy. 

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Welcoming Refugees - Changing the Public Conversation

Nov. 16, 2017, 6 p.m.

Ottawa

Featuring David Lubell, CEO of Welcoming America, Leslie Emory, Executive Director of the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization, Rouba Mhassein, Founder and President of the Sawa for Development and Aid and Daniel Webb, Director of Legal Advocacy for the Human Rights Law Centre, Australia.

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100 Years Since Russia’s Revolution: What Does it Mean Today and Where is Russia Heading?

Nov. 8, 2017, 6 p.m.

Toronto

Featuring Jeremy Kinsman, former Canadian ambassador to Russia.

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Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians Aren’t Enough

Nov. 7, 2017, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

Award-winning author and Globe and Mail feature columnist Doug Saunders argues we need 100 million Canadians if we're to outgrow our colonial past and build a safer, greener, more prosperous future. 

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Politics At The Pub: North Korea – Where Are We Now, Where Do We Go From Here?

Nov. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.

Edmonton

Featuring Gordon Houlden, director of the China Institute, professor of Political Science and adjunct professor of the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta.

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Canadian Council on International Law Annual Conference

Nov. 3, 2017, 9 a.m.

Ottawa

The International Law Research Program (ILRP) of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is delivering a plenary session that reflects on Canada’s past successes and failures in international law.

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New Zealand: National Security And International Partnerships

Oct. 31, 2017, 5 p.m.

Winnipeg

Featuring William Hoverd, a former DFAIT Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa.

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NATO And The European Union – Current Challenges And Future Prospects

Oct. 30, 2017, 5 p.m.

Victoria

Featuring Vice-Admiral Bob Davidson and Vladimir Prebilič.

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Resolving the Venezuelan crisis

Oct. 26, 2017, 4 p.m.

Toronto

To mark the meeting of foreign ministers from 12 countries across the Americas who are coming together to address the situation in Venezuela, Global Affairs Canada – together with the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Canadian Council for the Americas – will host a discussion with government leaders and experts on the crisis in Venezuela.

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Gender Equality in the Canadian Armed Forces

Oct. 25, 2017, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

The Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Centre for International Governance Innovation are pleased to host a discussion with experts from the Canadian Armed Forces on Gender Equality in the Canadian military. 

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Back to the Future: Can The Franco-German Motor Revive Europe After The Elections Of 2017?

Oct. 24, 2017, 11 a.m.

Victoria

A talk by Daniel Schulz,  a research associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in Florence, Italy.

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What a feminist foreign policy really looks like

Oct. 18, 2017, 7 p.m.

Ottawa

Featuring Peggy Mason, a former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament to the UN and member of the University of Ottawa Common Law Honour Society.

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Displaced minorities In the Middle East

Oct. 16, 2017, 6 p.m.

Toronto

Featuring Nadim Nassar, director of the Awareness Foundation and tireless advocate for the rights and welfare of Christians and other minorities being attacked and displaced in Syria, Iraq and other Middle East countries.

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Munk debate on American democracy

Oct. 12, 2017, 7 p.m.

Toronto

Featuring Newt Gingrich, Kimberley Strassel, E.J. Dionne, and Andrew Sullivan.

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Defence Spending In Canada – How Much And For What Purpose?

Oct. 12, 2017, 5 p.m.

Winnipeg

Hosted by CIC Winnipeg, this panel discussion features experts in the field on Canada’s defence policy.

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Canada, the UK and the Israel/Palestine Conflict

Oct. 5, 2017, 7 p.m.

Ottawa

A presentation by the CIC National Capital Branch’s Middle East Study Group featuring Sir Vincent Fean, a retired British diplomat.

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How Has Canadian Manufacturing Fared Under NAFTA?

Oct. 3, 2017, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

A lecture by CIGI's Jeff Rubin, followed by a question period between Jeff Rubin and Unifor's Bill Murnighan, moderated by former Globe and Mail business correspondent Kevin Carmichael.