Events

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The World is Watching: Foreign Policy & the US Presidential Election

Oct. 6, 2016, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

Former United States Ambassador to Finland, Derek Shearer, discusses the potential impact the U.S. presidential election may have on U.S. foreign policy. 

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CIC Nipissing District: “Terror and Endless War” – Reflections on the Global War on Terror

Oct. 6, 2016, 7 p.m.

Nipissing

Dr. John Duncan will reflect on the evolution of the war on terror in the years following 9/11 and the start of the war in Afghanistan.

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CIC Vancouver: Reflections of a Prime Minister’s Foreign Policy Advisor

Oct. 3, 2016, 5 p.m.

Vancouver

Roland Paris, recently Justin Trudeau’s senior advisor on global affairs and defence, on the realities of the foreign policy-making process in a Canadian context.

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CIC Halifax: Clinton or Trump? The State of the U.S. Election and the Aftermath for Canada

Sept. 30, 2016, noon

Halifax

Christopher Sands will provide an analysis of how we arrived at today’s dynamic Trump/Clinton race, what to expect and how the election will affect Canada.

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CIC Saskatoon: Recent Developments in Turkey

Sept. 28, 2016, 6 p.m.

Saskatoon

CIC Saskatoon is pleased to welcome Chris Kilford, a well-respected voice on issues of Turkey and the Middle East. Mr Kilford will also be visiting CIC Edmonton and Calgary.

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WTO Public Forum Panel: Transparency and the Proliferation of Regional Trade Agreements

Sept. 27, 2016, 4 p.m.

Geneva, Switzerland

This panel will discuss the potential exclusionary properties of RTAs and how these can be mitigated by the establishment of enhanced transparency mechanisms in the WTO. 

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CIC Victoria: Canada’s Relationship with China (Politics in the Pub)

Sept. 26, 2016, 5 p.m.

Victoria

CIC Victoria’s pub nights resume with a discussion with expert speakers Jonathan Manthorpe and Jim Boutilier.

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From ISIS to Community Empowerment: A Good Defence is the Best Offence

Sept. 19, 2016, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

CIGI's Bessma Momani will talk about the genesis of ISIS and how this terrorist group has metastasized and recruited across the world. 

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Politics @ the Pub - Canada and the Digital Economy: Youth, Talent and Innovation

Sept. 19, 2016, 6 p.m.

Ottawa

An informal policy discussion informed by a panel of innovators. Bring your creative hats, and be part of the future direction of Canada’s Innovation Policy.

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Book Launch: Alexandre Trudeau's "Barbarian Lost - Travels in the New China"

Sept. 19, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

Toronto

Launch of Alexandre Trudeau's new book about his travels in contemporary China. 

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CIGI Cinema Series: "Deep Web"

Sept. 14, 2016, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

Screening of Deep Web, which gives the inside story of Ross William Ulbricht, the convicted 30-year-old entrepreneur accused of being the creator and operator of online black market Silk Road.

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China’s Rising Cyber Power: Assessing the Implications

Sept. 13, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

Ottawa

Nigel Inkster will discuss the evolution of China’s cyber power.

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Beggar-thy-Neighbour: Hurdles of International Trade Governance

Sept. 8, 2016, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

Lecture by Jim Stanford, one of Canada’s best-known economic commentators.

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A Changing Tide in Africa: Conflict, Corruption and Economic Opportunity

Aug. 30, 2016, 9 a.m.

Webinar

Join us for a live webinar discussion with leading Africa experts to learn about the findings from a new CIGI-GlobeScan poll on conflict and change in Africa.

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The Importance of Security and Intelligence in Canada Today

Aug. 18, 2016, 5 p.m.

Victoria

A lecture and dinner with former national security advisor and CSIS director Richard Fadden. 

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Canadian Climate Solutions: What Should be in the National Climate Plan?

Aug. 11, 2016, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

An expert panel presenting cutting-edge research and policy recommendations for the federal government's climate strategy. 

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Brexit and the European Union, Now What?

July 28, 2016, 5 p.m.

Vancouver

Join the CIC Vancouver and the French Consulate General, Vancouver, for a panel discussion.

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CIC Toronto's 10th Annual Midsummer's Evening Get Together

July 20, 2016, 6 p.m.

Toronto

CIC Toronto invites all its members & friends to its 10th Annual Midsummer's Evening social.

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CIGI Symposium: International Environmental Governance and Innovation

July 20, 2016, 10 a.m.

Waterloo

This symposium will focus on innovative legal and comparative approaches for translating international environmental law obligations from theory to practice.

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Israeli Politics in the Face of Regional Insecurity

July 13, 2016, 6 p.m.

Calgary

Lecture by Dr. Melanie Schmoll, political scientist.