Events

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Should the UN be Abolished? The 6th Annual CIC Foreign Affairs Debate

Jan. 29, 2020, 7 p.m.

Toronto

Students from Hart House (University of Toronto) and Ryerson University will debate the motion “Be it Resolved That the United Nations Should be Abolished.”

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After Qassem Soleimani: The future of Iran's proxy war in the Middle East

Jan. 22, 2020, 6 p.m.

Toronto

A talk featuring Ramin Jahanbegloo, the political philosopher and executive director of the Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Peace Studies.

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Cinema Series: “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch”

Jan. 21, 2020, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

A showing of ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch, a cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet.

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Book launch: When Religion Kills

Jan. 16, 2020, 12:15 p.m.

Montreal

Phil Gurski, president and chief executive officer of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and program director for the Security, Economics and Technology hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute, will present his new book.

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Liberal Internationalism, Then and Now: The Foreign Policy of Pierre Trudeau Conference

Jan. 10, 2020, 9 a.m.

Toronto

This fall marked the 100-year anniversary of the birth of Pierre Trudeau — join the Public Policy department at Massey College for a conference series exploring his life and career.

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Does Canada Need a Foreign Policy Review?

Jan. 9, 2020, 12:30 p.m.

Waterloo

A talk with Randolph Mank, a three time former Canadian ambassador and business executive who led the Policy Planning team from 2000-03 during the last Canadian foreign policy review.

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Global Youth Forum: Gender Equality

Dec. 13, 2019, 8:15 a.m.

Waterloo

Hosted by CIGI and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the Global Youth Forum is a free, one-day conference for senior high school students. This year’s Forum will centre around gender inequality. 

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Politics In The Pub: Brexit – The View From Ireland

Dec. 9, 2019, 5 p.m.

Victoria

A talk by Frank Flood, Ireland’s consul general to Vancouver and former ambassador to Estonia.

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Rwanda’s lessons for humanity

Dec. 9, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

Montreal

In partnership with Véhicule Press, the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University will host a panel discussion and book launch to commemorate the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of Genocide.

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The New Frontline

Nov. 30, 2019, 7 p.m.

Ottawa

The third annual Peter Stursberg Foreign Correspondents Lecture will be delivered by the CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault, award-winning senior correspondent and a host of The National.

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Ending the Cycle: Leveraging Tech, Data and Governance to Combat Human Trafficking

Nov. 27, 2019, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

A panel of experts explore the diverse challenges of tackling human trafficking, at this special Communitech Data Hub Session, in partnership with the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

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Russian-Canadian Relations: History and Potential

Nov. 27, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Toronto

The International Issues Discussion Series presents a talk by Consul General of Russia in Toronto Kirill Mikhaylov.

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Making Sense Of Sudan’s Recent Major Political Change

Nov. 19, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Ottawa

Featuring Dr. John Goodman, Associate Director for Africa of the Conflict Resolution Program at the Carter Center.

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Distinguished Speaker Series: Multilateralism Matters?

Nov. 18, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

Ottawa

A talk with Rosemary McCarney, the former Canadian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

Canada-China Relations Forum

Nov. 18, 2019, noon

Vancouver

A conversation with experts on how Canada should navigate the increasingly complex Canada-US-China relationship.

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Letters in a Time of War

Nov. 10, 2019, 4 p.m.

Ottawa

From the trenches to the homefront, this poignant event features readings of letters written by Canadian soldiers, accompanied by live historical music.

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CASIS Symposium 2019

Nov. 8, 2019, 9 a.m.

Ottawa

Experts will discuss the future of Canadian intelligence: “Big Data,” artificial intelligence, OSINT, etc.

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Shifting Powers: A Discussion with NORAD on Innovation and the Evolving Threatscape

Nov. 7, 2019, 7 p.m.

Waterloo

Lieutenant-General Christopher Coates, NORAD deputy commander, will offer insights on the evolving threatscape in an ongoing effort to enable discussions on North America’s current and evolving threats.

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Democracy Versus Democracy: The Crisis of Liberal Constitutionalism

Nov. 7, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Toronto

A lecture by Michael Ignatieff, president of Central European University in Budapest, on the crisis of populism facing democracies around the world.

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An Evening Of Networking With Globally-Focused Professionals

Nov. 5, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Halifax

A panel discussion and networking event for students, new graduates, young professionals and others with an interest in careers with an international dimension.