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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. 

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6 Degrees Citizen Space

Sept. 25, 2017, 10 a.m.

Toronto

6 Degrees drives a global conversation on citizenship and inclusion. This year's Toronto edition runs September 25-27 and features artist Ai Weiwei, Harvard professor Michael Sandel, former Mayor of Mexico City Marcelo Ebrard, Indigenous artist Kent Monkman and many more. OpenCanada is the proud digital media sponsor of the 2017 event.

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German Federal Election: Election Brunch

Sept. 24, 2017, 11 a.m.

Toronto

Join interim director of the Munk School of Global Affairs Randall Hansen, University of Toronto DAAD Hannah Arendt visiting chair for German and European Studies Kai Arzheimer and OpenCanada senior editor Catherine Tsalikis for a viewing of and discussion on the results of Germany's federal election.

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Understanding the 2017 German Election

Sept. 21, 2017, 5 p.m.

Toronto

A panel of experts will discuss the German political system, and changes — particularly conservative shifts — taking place among the political parties.

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What’s Going On – US Foreign Policy

Sept. 20, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

Victoria

Presentation by Harvey Rishikof of the US Department of Defense.

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Doors Open Waterloo Region

Sept. 16, 2017, 10 a.m.

Waterloo

A CIGI Campus open house, featuring tours highlighting the architecture of the building as well as presentations throughout the day from CIGI experts.

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Mexico, Canada, NAFTA And Beyond

Sept. 12, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Ottawa

A discussion with Mexico's ambassador to Canada, Dionisio Pérez-Jácome, on the NAFTA renegotiation process.

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Gathering In The Shadows Of A Nuclear Winter Conference

Sept. 9, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Vancouver

This conference will bring together in conversation nuclear scientists, scholars, writers and anti-nuclear and peace activists from India, Pakistan, Canada, and the US.

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Trump, North Korea And The Nuclear Threat

Sept. 7, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Halifax

Featuring Bob Huish, Associate Professor, International Development Studies at Dalhousie University.

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International Law Graduate Student Conference

Aug. 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Waterloo

This conference will examine the history and practices of International Law in Canada over the past 150 years as they relate to each of the ILRP themes: environmental law, economic law, intellectual property law and Indigenous law. 

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Myanmar, Moldova And The Rule Of Law

Aug. 10, 2017, 6 p.m.

Hamilton

A lecture by John Pearson, whsoe extensive background as a Crown Prosecutor should yield for interesting discussion and insights into domestic and international law.

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Welcome to Vancouver: A Discussion on LGBTQ2+ Refugees in Canada

Aug. 3, 2017, 5 p.m.

Vancouver

The Vancouver Branch of Canadian International Council in partnership with the Vancouver Pride Society are hosting the inaugural Vancouver Pride Society LGBTQ2+ human rights panel discussion.