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MAY 23

8:45 a.m. Event begins
8:45-9:15 a.m. Introduction to the policy forum
Speakers:
  • Roland Paris, Director, Centre for International Policy Studies and University Research Chair in International Security and Governance, University of Ottawa
  • Taylor Owen, Research Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia School of Journalism and Editor-in-Chief, OpenCanada.org
Welcome by:
  • Allan Rock, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ottawa
9:15-10:00 a.m. Session 1: Setting the scene: A world in flux
Speaker:
Moderator:
  • Vincent Rigby, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs, Development and Trade
10:00-10:45 a.m. Session 2: International commerce and investment
Sponsored by the Canadian Council of Chief Executives
Author:
  • Danielle Goldfarb, Associate Director, Global Commerce Centre, Conference Board of Canada
Commentator:
Moderator:
10:45-11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Session 3: Innovation, competitiveness and cities
Authors:
  • Andrea Mandel-Campbell, Director, Corporate Communications, Kinross Gold Corporation and author of Why Mexicans Don’t Drink Molson
Commentator:
  • Anne Golden, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Ryerson University and Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
Moderator:
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-3:00 p.m. Session 4: Environment, energy and resources
Authors:
  • Stewart Elgie, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Institute of the Environment, University of Ottawa
  • Andrew Leach, Enbridge Professor of Energy Policy, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Commentators:
  • Nicholas Rivers, Canada Research Chair in Climate and Energy Policy and Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Moderator:
  • Mark Cameron, Senior Vice President and Deputy Energy Practice Leader, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-4:15 p.m. Session 5: International development
Author:
  • John McArthur, Senior Fellow, UN Foundation, and Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution
Commentator:
Moderator:
  • Margaret Biggs, Skelton-Clark Fellow in the School of Policy Studies of Queen’s University
4:15-5:00 p.m. Session 6: The Arctic
Author:
Commentator:
  • Susan Harper, Director-General and Senior Arctic Official, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (TBC)
Moderator:
  • Stephen Saideman, Paterson Chair in International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
5:00-5:10 p.m. Concluding remarks for Day 1
  • Roland Paris and Taylor Owen

MAY 24

9:00-9:10 a.m. Introduction to Day 2
Speakers:
  • Taylor Owen and Roland Paris
9:10-9:30 a.m. Session 7: Canadian interests and values
Speaker:
9:30-10:30 a.m. Session 8: Canada’s strategic challenges – Diplomatic perspectives
Sponsored by the Canadian International Council – National Capital Branch
Panelists:
  • Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada and author of How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change
  • Rob Wright, former Deputy Minister of International Trade and former Canadian Ambassador to Japan and China
  • Louise Fréchette, Chair, Board of Directors, CARE Canada and former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Paul Heinbecker, Director of the Laurier Centre for Global Relations and Distinguished Fellow in International Relations at the Centre for International Governance Innovation
Moderator:
10:30-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Session 9: International security, human rights, and civilian protection
Sponsored by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Authors:
  • Jonathan Paquin, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Peace and Security Program, Université Laval
  • Emily Paddon, Rose Junior Research Fellow in International Relations, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University
Commentators:
  • Robert McRae, former Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Intelligence Assessment Secretariat, Privy Council Office
  • David Petrasek, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Moderator:
  • Jill Sinclair, Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy), Department of National Defence
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:50 p.m. Session 10: Networks and institutions
Authors:
  • Yves Tiberghien, Director of Institute of Asian Research and Associate Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia
  • Mark Raymond, Research Fellow, Internet Governance Project, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Commentators:
  • Farah Faisal-Thaler, Associate Director, International Institutions and Global Governance, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Morris Rosenberg, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and next President of the Trudeau Foundation
Moderator:
  • Kyle Matthews, Senior Deputy Director, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
2:50-3:30 p.m. Session 11: Promoting innovation
Speaker:
  • Peter Singer, Chief Executive Officer, Grand Challenges Canada
Moderator:
  • Bill Graham, Chancellor, Trinity College, University of Toronto
3:30-3:45 p.m. Concluding remarks
Speakers:
  • Roland Paris and Taylor Owen
3:45 p.m. Event ends