Canada’s Back—Now What? International Policy for the Long Haul

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Friday, October 7th, 2016

Friday, October 7, 201612:30PM - 1:30PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, 315 Bloor Street West
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Building on the early foreign policy successes of the Trudeau government, how should Canada define and pursue its long-term goals in international affairs? In an era of dramatic global change and rising challenges, old assumptions about Canadian foreign policy may no longer apply. Canada needs to position itself to succeed not in the world that we have known, but in the world that is emerging.

Roland Paris holds the University Research Chair in International Security and Governance at the University of Ottawa and teaches in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He was recently Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s senior advisor on global affairs and defence. Previously, he served as policy advisor in the Privy Council Office, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Federal-Provincial Relations Office, director of research at the Conference Board of Canada, assistant professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and visiting researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, and at Sciences-Po in Paris. A prolific scholar and commentator, he has won numerous awards for his research, teaching and public service.


Roland Paris
University Research Chair in International Security and Governance, University of Ottawa

Stephen J. Toope
Director, Munk School of Global Affairs

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