Canadian International Council

Canadian International Council

November 15, 2010 09:42 ET

Media Advisory: George Soros to Address the Canadian International Council at Its Annual Gala Dinner

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2010) - George Soros, Chair of the Soros Fund Management LLC and Founder of the Open Society Foundations, will be honoured with the Globalist of the Year Award at the Canadian International Council's (CIC) Annual Gala Dinner on November 15 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.

The CIC Globalist of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual who has shown leadership and innovation on the international stage throughout his or her career.

Mr. Soros is Chair of the Soros Fund Management LLC and Founder of the Open Society Foundations. He has established a network of philanthropic organizations active in more than 50 countries around the world. These organizations are dedicated to promoting the values of democracy and an open society. Mr. Soros is the author of eleven books, including most recently The Soros Lectures at the Central European University.

The evening starts at 6:00 pm with a reception, followed by a keynote address by Mr. Soros. David Dodge, Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP and former Governor of the Bank of Canada, will act as master of ceremonies. Peter Munk, Chairman and Founder, Barrick Gold Corporation, will present the award to Mr. Soros.

The hosts of the dinner are Jim Balsillie, Chair, Canadian International Council (CIC) and Co-CEO, Research In Motion (RIM) and Hartley T. Richardson, President and CEO, James Richardson & Sons and Chair, Canadian Council of Chief Executives.

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Presentation of the 2010 CIC Globalist of the Year Award and keynote speech by George Soros
Monday, November 15, 2010
6:00 pm, reception
7:00 pm, presentation of award and keynote address
Four Seasons Hotel
Regency Ball Room
21 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario

The Canadian International Council (CIC) is an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada's role in international affairs. The CIC reflects the ideas and interests of a broad constituency of Canadians who believe that a country's foreign policy is not an esoteric concern of experts but directly affects the lives and prosperity of its citizens. The CIC uses its deep historical roots, its cross-country network and its active research program to advance debate on international issues across academic disciplines, policy areas and economic sectors. The CIC's research program is managed by the national office in Toronto. Its 15 branches across Canada offer CIC members speakers' programs, study groups, conferences and seminars.

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