Canadian International Council

Canadian International Council

January 20, 2010 15:32 ET

Canadian International Council-National Capital Branch to Host Foreign Policy Conference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2010) - Leading Canadian and international experts and policymakers will gather at the Crowne Plaza Ottawa on January 21 and 22 at a sold-out two-day foreign policy conference hosted by the Canadian International Council's National Capital Branch (CIC-NCB).

The conference, titled "The World in 2015: Implications for Canada" will examine the principal issues, key players and crisis generators from a global perspective to consider the challenges that lie ahead for Canada and Canadian policies in 2015.

The four priority areas the conference examines are: strategic and global issues shaping the world of 2015, global players in 2015, governance in 2015, and implications for Canada.


  • Louise Fréchette, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI); Chair, Pearson Peacekeeping Centre; former U.N. Deputy Secretary-General
  • Chrystia Freeland, New York Managing Editor, Financial Times of London
  • Devesh Kapur, Sobti Professor and Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania
  • Haile Menkerios, UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs
  • Paul Heinbecker, Director, Centre for Global Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University; Distinguished Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and former Canadian Ambassador to the U.N.
  • Michael Wilson, immediate former Canadian Ambassador to the United States, former federal Minister of Finance, and former federal Minister of Trade

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The conference would not have been possible without the support of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Department of National Defence Security & Defence Forum, the Canadian International Council, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the China Institute at the University of Alberta.

The Canadian International Council (CIC) is a non-partisan, nationwide council established to strengthen Canada's role in international affairs. Building on the proud histories of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA) and the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies (CISS) and with 15 branches nationwide, CIC advances research, discussion and debate on international issues by supporting a Canadian foreign policy network that crosses academic disciplines, policy areas, and economic sectors.

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