The 2019 Toronto Conference on Germany

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Friday, May 10th, 2019

Friday, May 10, 201910:00AM - 2:30PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place
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10:00 – 10:15


Randall Hansen, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Thomas E. Schultze, Consul General of Germany in Toronto
Knut Dethlefsen, Friedrich Ebert Foundation

10:15 – 10:35

E-Day: What Do the European Elections Hold in Store for a Continent in Flux?
Wolfgang Schmidt, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance

10:40 – 11:55
Session 1: Madness at the Polls: Canadian and European Elections in an Era of Right-wing Populism

Wolfgang Schmidt, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance

Nathan Cullen, Member of Canadian Parliament

Moderator: Shachi Kurl, Executive Director, Angus Reid Institute

11:55 – 13:00
Lunch break

13:00 – 14:15
Session 2: A Coalition of the Modest? Canadian and German Leadership for a Liberal Democratic World Order

Janice Gross Stein, Founding Director, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

John Ralston Saul, Co-Chair, Institute for Canadian Citizenship and former President, PEN International

Moderator: Roland Nelles, Chief US Correspondent, Der Spiegel

14:15 – 14:30
Closing remarks

This event is sponsored by the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Foreign Ministry.

Main Sponsor

Joint Initiative in German and European Studies


Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

German Academic Exchange Service

Friedrich Ebert Foundation

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