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Join in "Foreign Policy by Canadians" event moderated by Dr. Kenyon at the CIC

Mon. Nov. 23, 2020

Join in "Foreign Policy by Canadians" event moderated by Dr. Kenyon at the CIC on Thursday, November 26, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. 

The Canadian International Council invites you to an event of the 'Foreign Policy by Canadians' Project on the subject of Human Security. This event concerns multiple topics of importance, such as defence, diplomacy, human rights, and economic security. This event features six panels where multiple experts from academia, diplomacy, and national security establishment will discuss a multitude of subjects regarding human security.

As part of these series, Global College's Professor Kristi Kenyon will interview The Honourable Allan Rock - the President Emeritus of the University of Ottawa and a Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. He was elected to the Canadian Parliament in 1993 and reelected in 1997 and 2000. He was Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (1993-1997), Minister of Health (1997-2002), and Minister of Industry and Infrastructure (2002-2003). 

This free, public event provides you an opportunity to contribute to a grassroots discussion of Canadian foreign policy. 

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New Global Order. Many foreign policy experts acknowledge that the global order is in a state of upheaval. Globalisation and democracy are in decline and great power competition is increasing under the pressures of nationalism, chauvinism, and populism. Realpolitik and national self-interest dominate foreign policy discourse. The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating economies. Demands for gender, racial and financial equality are increasing.

Human Security. This conference is designed to address the growing pressures on human security: threats to state security and democracy that threaten the well-being of populations and communities; challenges to global commerce and trade that threaten prosperity and economic growth; pressures on public health systems and health security and resilience; violations of human rights that fly in the face of recognised norms; and the effect of gender, racial and financial inequality on civil society and political stability.

Keynote Speakers. The keynote speakers have been selected because of their broad perspective on and experience in international relations, and conflict. They will help us understand the context in which foreign policy is formulated and exercised.

Panels. Driven by expert commentary, the panels are designed to confront the participants with competing and conflicting perspectives. The goal of the event is to elicit robust audience participation that will challenge preconceived ideas and promote new thinking about Canada’s place in the world. 


Panel Structure: 

Day 1 – 25 November

9:00 – 10:00 am – Panel 1: Defending Canada

10:30 – 11:30 am – Panel 2: Resisting Aggression, Protecting Democracy

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Keynote 1: Chris Alexander, former CPC Cabinet Minister [invited]

1:30 – 2:30 pm – Daily Wrap-up

Day 2 – 26 November

9:00 – 10:00 am – Panel 3: Responding to Human Rights Abuses: Preventing a New Age of Hatred

10:30 – 11:30 am – Panel 4: Women and human security

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Keynote 2: Allan Rock, University of Ottawa

1:30 – 2:30 pm –  Daily Wrap-up

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