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

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.

On March 12, 2020, the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs named the first Master’s of Public and International Affairs colloquium of the fall semester after the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, in recognition of her years of continued service as a woman in leadership.

September 2019

September 12, 2019 John Honderich; Chair of the Press Company Torstar, former publisher of the Toronto Star – will speak on government funding to the media

September 19, 2019 Michael Dan; former neurosurgeon, dedicated philanthropist and co-founder of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Aboriginal Health – will speak about the “Two State Dilemma: A Perspective from the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.”

September 26, 2019 Akaash Maharaj; President and CEO of the Mosaic Institute


October 3, 2019 Bastien Sibille; president of Mobicoop carpooling service

October 10, 2019 Taki Sarantakis; Deputy Minister/President of the Canada School of Public Service 

October 24, 2019 Mary Anne Chambers, former Member of Provincial Parliament, former Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, former Minister of Children and Youth Services in the Government of Ontario. Former senior vice-president of Scotiabank.

October 31, 2019 Jon Allen; Former Canadian Ambassador to Israel, Spain and Andorra, and Chargé d’affaires a.i. to the Holy See. Will discuss “Canadian Foreign Policy Post Election 2019: What Can We Expect from Our Next Government?”

November 2019

November 7, 2019 Mel Cappe; served four years as the High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom, and worked as the Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service in Ottawa – will speak on Brexit.

November 21, 2019 Joe Mihevc; Former City Councillor in Toronto for 27 years, currently a Visiting Professor In the Department of Geography at York University

November 28, 2018 Dr. Miloud Chennoufi; BMO Visiting Fellow at the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs

January 2020

January 9, 2020 – Shawna Coxon; Toronto Police Service, Deputy Chief priority Response Command

January 16, 2020 – Madalina Chesoi; Analyst at the Library of Parliament, Federal Governement & MPIA Alumna 2015

January 23, 2020 – Christine Loth-Brown; Vice-President / External Relations and Strategic Policy Sector Impact Assessment Agency of Canada / Government of Canada

January 30, 2020 – Kirill S. Mikhaylov; Consul General of the Russian Federation in Toronto

February 2020

February 5, 2020 – Birte Wassenburg; Professor in Contemporary History at the Institute for Political Studies (IEP) of the University of Strasbourg

February 13, 2020 – Faisal Al-Rfough; Visiting Professor/Scholar, Glendon Political Science, York University

February 27, 2020 – Adam Chapnick; Professor of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) & Deputy Director of Education at the Canadian Forces College

March 2020

March 5, 2020 – Michael Collins; Director General of Grants and Contributions Management (SGD) – Corporate Planning, Finance and Information Technology, Global Affairs Canada, Government of Canada

March 12, 2020 – The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell; Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

March 19, 2020 – Yuriko Cowper Smith; PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science at University of Guelph, MPIA Alumna

March 26, 2020 – Annie Demirjian, Director of the GSPIA

April 2, 2020 – Francis Garon, Director of the MPIA