September 24, 2018: University of Toronto to host talk on economic development in East Asia

The Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto will be hosting Dr. Henry Wai-chung Yeung as he discusses the linkage between state-firm relations and economic development in East Asia.  In his most recent work, Yeung has challenged the idea of the “developmental state” and how the choosing of national champions led to economic growth.  Rather, he posits that in South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, production network-level dynamics and firm-specific initiatives were more critical as these countries transitioned from developing to developed nations.

Location: Toronto, Canada

Event website – Munk School of Global Affairs


September 24, 2018: CIC hosts human rights and peace-building talk on Mali

The Canadian International Council (CIC) will host Corey Levine, a human rights and peace-building expert, and Don Macnamara, a former member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Armed Forces for a discussion on Mali.  Levine is currently working on a briefing for the Canadian Armed Forces on the mechanisms in place to assist victims of conflict-related sexual violence in Mali.

Canada has increased its peacekeeping presence in Mali in recent months.

Location: Victoria, Canada

Event website – CIC


September 25, 2018: Alliance 2030 holds webinar on momentum for SDGs in Canada

Alliance 2030, a Canadian network of organizations, institutions, and individuals committed to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), hosts a webinar to discuss how Canada is moving forward on the SDGs following the UN High-Level Political Forum in July. It focuses on Canada’s progress on meeting the goals set out in Canada’s Voluntary National Review.  As well, the webinar provides an update on Canada’s new SDG Unit and outline how the Alliance 2030 plans to contribute to Canada’s national SDG strategy.

Location: Online

Event website – Alliance 2030


September 27, 2018: CIC Halifax hosts talk by Bob Rae on Canada’s ethical responsibility abroad

The Halifax Branch of the Canadian International Council (CIC) co-host the Honourable Bob Rae, Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, where he is expected to discuss the ethical considerations of Canada’s policies at home and abroad.  The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance co-organize the event.

In his most recent work on the Rohingya crisis, Rae called on the Canadian government to pursue greater coordination among Canadian government ministries in responding to issues in Myanmar and Bangladesh, while also imploring Canada to continuing discussions with like-minded governments on tackling outstanding challenges.

Location: Halifax, Canada

Event website - CIC


September 28, 2018: Group of 78 to hold annual policy conference focused on climate change

Seeking to address questions on the necessary policy frameworks to address climate change, the required leadership in promoting global cooperation, and the need for coherence between green public policies and other government priorities, the Group of 78’s annual policy conference will bring together a variety of academics and leaders in the NGO community to discuss these issues. This conference will be of particular interest for those looking to engage with the idea of G7 country divergence on environmental policy.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event website – Group of 78


October 4, 2018: McGill’s development institute hosts presentation by diaspora scholar

The Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University hosts Dr. Alexandra Delano, Associate Professor and Chair of Global Studies at The New School, for a talk entitled 'From Here and There: Diaspora Policies, Integration and Social Rights beyond Borders'. Delano's new book, of the same title, outlines the challenges facing migrants and how countries of origin are providing their emigrant population better access to education, health, banking, labor rights, language acquisition, and civic participation through consular services.

Location: Montreal, Canada

Event website – ISID


October 10, 2018: Save the Children Canada to host event on empowering youth

Save the Children Canada, along with the Mastercard Foundation, are celebrating their six-year partnership in which they have sought to transform the lives of out-of-school girls and boys in rural Africa.  The day-long event will feature discussions on how young people can access livelihood opportunities, how stakeholders can create more fruitful partnerships with varying levels of government, how to leverage technology to drive impact, and how female empowerment links to economic empowerment and the enabling environment.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event website – Save the Children Canada


October 17, 2018: CIGI launches public film initiative focused on international affairs

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), in partnership with the Grand River Film Festival and THEMUSEUM, present a series of films throughout the year on a variety of international affairs topics.  The first of the series is Human Flow, a documentary by Ai Weiwei that sheds light on refugee crises and their impacts in over 23 different countries. The film provides a 'haunting' look at the human cost of life in refugee camps and the impact of arriving at barbed-wire borders after perilous ocean crossings.

Location: Waterloo, Canada

Event website - CIGI

Documentary website - Human Flow