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Deadline for Fall 2015 applications: February 11, 2015

Upcoming course guests for Fall term 2014

Bob RAE, former Premier of Ontario

John McCALLUM, former Minister of National Defence

and former Chief Economist, Royal Bank

Kevin PAGE, former Parliamentary Budget Officer

Recent 2013-14 guests have included:

Mr. David Mulroney, Mr. Dominique Wolton, Hon. Pierre Pettigrew, Dr. Clayton Ruby, Amb. Marie-Anne Coninsx, Mr. Paul Heinbecker, Ms. Marie-Lucie Morin, Senator David Smith, Mr. Robert Calderisi, Ms. Marianne McLean, Mr. Tony Giles, Mr. Craig Scott, Mr. Irvin Studin, Mr. Eric Morse.

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Alex Himelfarb, GSPIA and CGC Director, Official Blog:

 

 

About the School

 

Director of the School

 

Since being appointed Director of the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs in September 2009, Dr. Alex Himelfarb has guided the School’s research capacity and its professional development programming, while strengthening the interface between the School and the public sector. Dr. Himelfarb also leads the Centre for Global Challenges which, stressing the interplay of domestic and global issues, brings together decision makers, researchers, practitioners, and students to explore challenges confronting¬†Canada¬†in a changing world.

Dr. Himelfarb was a Professor of Sociology at the University of New Brunswick from 1972 to 1981. During this period, he undertook an Executive Interchange with the Department of Justice as Head of the Unified Family Court Project from 1979 to 1981.

In 1981, he joined the Public Service with the Department of the Solicitor General of Canada. He has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility since that time, including Director General, Planning and Systems Group, Planning and Management Branch with the Department of the Solicitor General of Canada; Executive Director of the National Parole Board; Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Social Policy Development with the Privy Council Office; and Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board. While serving as Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board, he also headed the federal Task Force on the Social Union. In June 1999, Mr. Himelfarb became Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage. He then served as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet from May 2002 until March 2006 when he was nominated as Ambassador of Canada to the Italian Republic with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Albania and the Republic of San Marino, and as High Commissioner for Canada to the Republic of Malta.

Alex Himelfarb is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology.

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