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The Fate of Humans in a New Geological Age: Beginning to Think About the Anthropocene

April 24, 2018, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

Earth System scientists have concluded that as a result of human activities the Earth has recently entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. In this lecture, Clive Hamilton explores some of the profound implications.

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What The Rohingya Crisis Tells Us About The World And Canada’s Foreign Policy Choices

April 23, 2018, 5 p.m.

Ottawa

Bob Rae, Canada’s special envoy on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, will discuss his recent report to the prime minister, and the choices now facing Canada in a world that is in the middle of multiple crises. Paul Heinbecker will moderate the discussion. 

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Canada's World Survey 2018: Panel + Reception

April 16, 2018, 6 p.m.

Toronto

A discussion on the findings of the second Canada’s World Survey to determine how public attitudes, priorities and actions have evolved over time. Featuring John Kirton, interim director of international relations program at Trinity College, Ben Rowswell, cofounder of Betterplace, Jillian Stirk, former ambassador, and moderated by Diana Swain.

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Wonk Prom

April 12, 2018, 8 p.m.

Toronto

An annual celebration of politics, policy and the people who make it happen, Wonk Prom was conceived with the next generation of political movers and shakers in mind. This year’s event takes place at the Steam Whistle brewery in downtown Toronto. OpenCanada readers can save on advance tickets by using discount code “OCAN_WONK”.

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The Canadian Armed Forces ‘Journey’: Modernizing Support For Military Members And Their Families, From Enrolment To Retirement

April 10, 2018, 7 p.m.

Nipissing

Colonel Krista Brodie will share the vision of Canada's new defence policy, one that puts people first, invests in the future force and modernizes the business of defence. 

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The Other Three Amigos: International Negotiations – Cuba, Mexico And The US

April 10, 2018, noon

Halifax

Join us for a luncheon presentation and discussion on international negotiations among Cuba, Mexico and the United States.

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Panel: Towards a Feminist Foreign Policy

April 4, 2018, 6 p.m.

Toronto

Following OpenCanada's recent series on feminist foreign policy, this free talk at Ryerson University explores the concept. Featuring Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder Elmira Bayrasli, government consultant and gender expert Lauren Dobson-Hughes, associate manager for strategy and learning at Mastercard Foundation Lamia Naji, and moderated by OpenCanada managing editor Eva Salinas. Panel begins at 6:30pm at the George Vari Computing and Engineering Centre, 245 Church St. Hosted by Ryerson's International Issues Discussion series. 

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Social Media and Democracy: What Can be Done?

April 4, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Ottawa

The Public Policy Forum and the University of British Columbia School of Public Policy and Global Affairs will host a discussion with some of the world’s leading experts on social media.

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North Korea: Facts vs Fictions and Seeking Peace

March 22, 2018, 6 p.m.

Toronto

Featuring speakers Chris Black (International Criminal Court) and Patti Talbot (United Church of Canada). Organized by International Channels for Diplomacy and co-sponsored by Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and Science for Peace.

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Saving the Planet: Overcoming Challenges of Emissions Monitoring and Climate Engineering

March 21, 2018, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

This talk, lead by climate law experts Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty and Neil Craik, explores the international legal and ethical dimensions of these important but controversial technology pathways and considers how Canada might approach the governance challenges connected to these technologies.

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Saving the Planet: Overcoming Challenges of Emissions Monitoring and Climate Engineering

March 21, 2018, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

A talk led by by climate law experts Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty and Neil Craik.

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Bilateral Brazil

March 20, 2018, 6 p.m.

Toronto

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy-Toronto invites its members and non-members to its fifth Consulate Series event, Bilateral Brazil. The event will be an interactive discussion session on Brazilian foreign policy with Brazilian Deputy Consul General Mr. Ademar Seabra da Cruz.

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The Road To 2030 – Challenges And Opportunities In The World’s Fastest Growing Market

March 15, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

Toronto

Stephen Groff, Vice President of Operations for Southeast/East Asia and the Pacific at the Asian Development Bank, will speak to members about the ADB’s Strategy 2030 agenda and challenges and opportunities that the bank and investors may find in the world’s fastest growing continent.

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Is It Too Late To Salvage A Two-State Solution?

March 14, 2018, 7 p.m.

Ottawa

An event featuring H.E. Douglas Scott Proudfoot, Representative of Canada to the Palestinian Authority.

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Women Leaders in Diplomacy

March 9, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Ottawa

In recognition of International Women's Day, the United Nations Association in Canada will convene high-level diplomats from the G7 countries to showcase successful strategies for women in leadership. 

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Celebrating Women of Influence in Tech

March 8, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Waterloo

Join CIGI for a panel discussion on how local women are shaping the future — and how we can all continue to support the kind of positive change we want to see in the world.

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Live chat: What is feminist foreign policy?

March 7, 2018, noon

Online event

Join the OpenCanada editorial team on Twitter Wednesday, March 7, at 12 pm ET for a discussion on feminist foreign policy and leadership, featuring government consultant and activist Lauren Dobson-Hughes and journalists Alice Driver and Karen K. Ho. Follow OpenCanada on Twitter or send questions and comments using #FeministFP.

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CIGI Cinema Series: "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power"

March 6, 2018, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

CIGI presents a showing of Al Gore's compelling follow-up to the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth.

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Building And Keeping The Peace: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

March 1, 2018, 1 p.m.

Winnipeg

Peacekeeping and peacebuilding have never been more important, or more central to global governance. CIC Winnipeg hosts this one day conference featuring keynote speaker Alexandra Novosseloff.

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The North Korean Nuclear Challenge

Feb. 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Toronto

Join the CIC for a conference of international policy makers and North Korean experts from across the globe.