3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber, York Hall C123

Glendon Campus, York University
2275 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON


Canada and its Place in the World. Our weekly colloquium is one of the courses open to the public it’s a critical reflection on challenges facing Canada and the Canadian state, from both domestic and international perspectives. Sessions involve faculty members, visiting faculty, practitioners, members of School advisory committee, etc.


March 16 Bruno Lemarquis, Deputy Director, Crisis Response Unit, UNDP Mandate of UNDP and Challenges facing the Development Community
March 23 Bonnie Lysyk, Auditor General of Ontario Mandate and Responsibilities of the Auditor General
March 13 Marie-Lison Fougère, Deputy Minister, Accessibility, Francophones Affairs, Seniors Affairs From Disability to Accessibility: A Journey towards Inclusion
March 9
Aimé-Jules Bizimana, Université du Québec en Outaouais
Paul McLeary, Senior Reporter, Foreign Policy
Tom Henheffer, Executive Drector, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Roundtable & Book Launch
The Embedding Apparatus Media Surveillance in Iraq
March 2 Michael Ferguson, Auditor General of Canada Putting the Focus on the Results of Government Programs
February 6 Bruce Hicks, BMO Visiting Fellow & Adjunct Professor Modernizing the Canadian Senate
February 2 Rachida Azdouz, Université de Montréal Interculturalism: distinct model or just semantics?
January 26 Glendon Global Debates The U.S. Election and The New Trump Administration
January 19 Miloud Chennoufi, BMO Visiting Fellow Cessez-le-feu en Syrie: possibilités et limites d’un processus diplomatique
January 12 Sven Spengemann, Member of Parliament, Mississauga – Lakeshore Everyday life of a Canadian Parliamentarian: from public policy to constituency work and everything else
January 5 Rita Karakas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada World Youth Opportunities for young people abroad
December 1 Mel Cappe, Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto Federal/Provincial Relations: New Era or More of the Same?
November 24 Walter Dorn, Professor, Canadian Forces College UN Peacekeeping: Past, Present, and Today
November 17 Rebecca McTaggart, Director General, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) Canada’s Largest Administrative Tribunal – Overview, Role and Mandate
November 10 Guy Proulx, Director of Glendon centre for cognitive health (GCCH) Aging and Public Policy
November 3 Dalton McGuinty, Former Premier of Ontario Life in provincial politics
October 20 Gerry Caplan, Political commentator for CBC and the Globe and Mail The Truth about Political Pundits
October 13 Glendon Global Debates BREXIT: And now what? What’s next for the UK., the EU, and Canada?
October 6 Roland Paris, Former Advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Canada’s Future in International Affairs: Reflections of a Scholar-Practitioner
September 29 Christiane Fox, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Privy Council Office, (Consultations and Communications), Government of Canada Les défis de la communication dans la gouvernance publique
September 22 Annie Demirjian, Director, Glendon School of Public and International Affairs Canada’s Role in Conflict Countries: How to Address Modern Day Challenges of Fragile States
September 15 Public Conference hosted by the Public & International Affairs Graduate Student Association (PIASA) The Fourth Branch: Politics and Policy through the Lens of Media