Canadian International Council

Canadian International Council

June 10, 2008 12:13 ET

CIC to Host Annual Foreign Policy Conference

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Leading experts and policymakers will gather in Toronto June 19 and 20 for a two-day foreign policy conference hosted by the Canadian International Council (CIC).

The CIC's Foreign Policy Conference 2008 will define and debate Canadian interests to determine how Canada can best represent its interests with the new U.S. Administration.

The three priority areas the conference examines are: The Canada-U.S. Border, The Arctic, and Energy and Climate Change.

The conference, titled "After the 2008 US Presidential Election: Opportunities for Canada?" will include the following panels: Canadian Perspectives on a Changing United States; The Canada-U.S. Border: Trading Prosperity for Security?; Foreign Policy Priorities for a New U.S. Administration; Arctic Priorities: A Northern Perspective; Arctic Waters: Cooperation or Conflict?; Energy and Climate Change: Canada's Priorities; and Energy and Climate Change: A Sustainable Future?

The CIC is a non-partisan, nationwide council established to strengthen Canada's role in international affairs. For information on the CIC please visit



Duane Bratt - Mt. Royal College and President, CIC Calgary Branch

Danielle Goldfarb - Associate Director, International Trade and Investment Centre, Conference Board of Canada

Franklyn Griffiths - CIC Research Fellow and Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

Paul Heinbecker - Distinguished Fellow, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Annette Hester - Fellow, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Thomas Homer-Dixon - incoming CIGI Chair of Global Systems, Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA)

Rob Huebert - CIC Research Fellow and Professor, University of Calgary

Wenran Jiang - Acting Director, China Institute, University of Alberta

Joseph Jockel - Editor of CIC's International Journal and Director, Canadian Studies Program, St. Lawrence University

Michael Kergin - CIC Working Group Chair and former Canadian Ambassador to the United States

Rey Koslowski - Associate Professor, State University of New York, Albany

Suzanne Lalonde - Associate Professor, University of Montreal

Pierre Martin - Director, Chair in American Political and Economic Studies, University of Montreal

Don Newman - Host of CBC TV's Politics

Michael O'Hanlon - Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

The Hon. Paul Okalik - Premier of Nunavut

Christopher Sands - Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

CIC Foreign Policy Conference 2008

Hilton Toronto
Toronto 1 Room, lower level
145 Richmond St. W
Toronto, Ontario

Thursday, June 19 - Friday, June 20

Thursday, June 19
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00pm Cocktail Reception

Friday, June 20
9:15 am-5:00 pm

The Canadian International Council (CIC) is a non-partisan, nationwide council established to strengthen Canada's role in international affairs. With 13 branches nationwide, part of the CIIA national branch network, CIC seeks to advance research, discussion and debate on international issues by supporting a Canadian foreign policy network that crosses academic disciplines, policy areas, and economic sectors. The CIC will feature a privately funded fellowship program, supported by a network of issue-specific working groups. Carefully selected CIC fellows will focus on important foreign policy issues, working out of universities and research institutions across the country.

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