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During non-COVID times, CIC-Saskatoon hosts some 15 events locally during our programming year of September to June. Currently, in these times of lockdown we serve as an aggregator, providing you with the means to attend via your computer virtual events that are taking place all aound the country in the name of CIC. Our events include single speaker keynote addresses, expert panel events, intimate and interactive Politics in the Pub events, and information sessions geared to young professionals interested in a career in international affairs.
Speakers at our events have included Ambassadors and Consuls General, Government ministers and officials, international trade experts, prominent academics and representatives of international development agencies. All of our events include a question and answer segment and an informal post-gathering, providing an opportunity for further education and excitement and to network.
the great George James has passed away – rest in peace, good friend
10 Years of Mass Atrocities in Syria: A Decade of Civilian Suffering(*** check out the speaker lineup ***)
To register for the discussion, go to https://events.ushmm.org/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x59680abcd
This commemoration will be held in cooperation with the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Syrian survivors will speak and we will receive an update on the risks facing civilians in Idlib, western Aleppo, Assad detention centers, and northeastern Syria, as well as the current implementation of justice and accountability measures.
The event will be available in English and Arabic.
* The Honorable Robert Menendez, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
* The Honorable James Risch, Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
* The Honorable Gregory Meeks, Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee
* The Honorable Michael McCaul, Ranking Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee
* The Honorable Adam Kinzinger, Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee; Co-Chair, Friends of a Free, Stable and Democratic Syria Caucus
* Naomi Kikoler, Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
* Dora Klayman, Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer
* Dr. Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Syrian doctor, epidemiologist, and activist
* Amina Khoulani, Founder, Families for Freedom, and survivor of Assad regime detention and torture centers
* Statement from Caesar, Syrian military defector
 Tuesday, March 16 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Saskatoon time (Noon – 1:15 PM ET) – Foreign Policy magazine invites you to attend their
Virtual Podcast: Syria’s Lost Generation
To register for the discussion, go to https://foreignpolicy.zoom.us/webinar/register/8516146015269/WN_W2SQW3lpRDegh08ikYFaFg
Syria’s Lost Generation, the new original podcast series by FP Studios, in partnership with World Vision and the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Foundation, tracks the real cost of this decade-long war. Through the voices and stories of young Syrians displaced by war, we gain a sobering look at the devastating impacts of the conflict but also hope-inspiring lessons of resilience and opportunities to support paths to recovery. Tune in to hear first-hand perspectives from survivors, aid workers and advocates working to bring the world’s attention to this ongoing conflict and campaigning for humanitarian support and peace.
 Thursday, March 18 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Saskatoon time (11:00 AM – Noon ET) – Foreign Policy presents
How to Stop Fake News
To register for the discussion, go to https://foreignpolicy.zoom.us/webinar/register/5616148705158/WN_APagqx5YRdWXLN6POMynMw
This event aims to be a solutions-oriented conversation about misinformation and its impacts on politics and society around the world.
* Ravi Agrawal, Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
* Věra Jourová, Vice President, European Commission; formerly Minister for Regional Development in the Czech Republic.
* Marwan M. Kraidy, Dean of Nothwestern University in Qatar
* Annelise Riles, Ececutive Director, Northwetern UniversityBuffett Institute
* Olga Yurkova, journalist and co-founder of StopFake.org, an independent Ukrainian organization that trains an international cohort of fact-checkers in an effort to curb propaganda
 Thursday, March 18 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Saskatoon time (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET) – CIC-National Capital branch presents
Governance And Electoral Processes In Africa
To register for the discussion, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_geHuu_X_Syajwu4aGZ3uUQ
Although they are an integral part of the foundations of a democratic state, the holding of elections does not in itself determine their credibility or even the state of a country’s democracy. To be credible, elections must rather be part of a broader political framework based on good governance, the rule of law and equal participation in political life. Africa has made tremendous progress in past decades, both normatively and institutionally, and on the ground. However, many challenges remain.
* Francis Gabriel Oke has been Head of the ECOWAS Electoral Assistance Program since 2006. He is also the Permanent Secretary of the Network of National Electoral Management Structures in West Africa.
* Privilege (Priva) Haang’andu holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. He currently doubles as the Governance Principal Researcher for Includovate Pty Ltd, an Australian research incubator and as Development and Peace’s Regional Policy and Advocacy Coordinator for Saskatchewan and Keewatin Le-Pas.
* Dusan Jovanovic is the Deputy Executive Director of CANADEM.
The webinar will be chaired by Dr. Cheickh Tidyane Bangoura, Vice Chair of the Africa Study Group at CIC-National Capital branch.
 Thursday, March 18 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Saskatoon time (12:15 PM – 1:15 PM ET) – CIC-Quebec City branch presents an all-French language event,
Les Enjeux Internationaux De L’agriculture Au Québec (The International Issues of Agriculture in Quebec )
To register for the discussion, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5D-1uBFwRbeRwF-SokZnmQ
Featuring Marcel Groleau, President of the Union of Agricultural Producers.
 Thursday, March 18 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Saskatoon time (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET) – CIC-Victoria presents
The Kennedys In The World: How Jack, Bobby, And Ted Remade America’s Empire
To register for the discussion, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vqYUmezRSxC5eyZFfnw8CA
Larry Haas, Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and former White House communications strategist, talks is about his new book, ‘The Kennedys in the World’, which tells a new, rich, fascinating, and consequential story about Jack, Bobby, and Ted Kennedy. From an early age the brothers developed a deep understanding of the different peoples, cultures, and ideologies around the world; a keen appreciation for the challenges that such differences created for the United States; and a strong desire to reshape America’s response to them.
 Friday, March 19 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Saskatoon time (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET) – CIC-Prince George presents a panel discussion on
U.S. Debt And Its Global Implications
To register for the discussion, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VXeOlRPBT-SvoHxhKBTong
* Louise Sheiner, Robert S. Kerr Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and policy director for the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy. She has served as an economist with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System since 1993.
* Dr. Jack M. Mintz, President’s Fellow of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary after serving as the Palmer Chair and founding Director from January 1, 2008 to June 30, 2015.
* Marc Goldwein, Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, where he guides and conducts research on a wide array of topics related to fiscal policy and the federal budget.
More information at https://thecic.org/event/cic-prince-george-u-s-debt-and-its-global-implications/
 Monday, March 22 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Saskatoon time (8:00 PM – 9:30 PM ET) – CIC-Saskatoon is pleased to partner with the Department of Political Studies and Amnesty International on the next Global Café; this topic,
Myanmar Crisis – Voices from the Coup
To register for the discussion, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dvG3gTHLRtCc6kKCTMuuFw
On Feb. 1 the Myanmar military unconstitutionally took over the country and set in motion a chain of events that have led to thousands being arrests and nearly 100 deaths. This coup reversed years of progress toward democracy after five decades of military rule and stunted a once emerging nation’s growth.
This talk hopes to shed light on the Myanmar people’s plight as they continue to fight against these unlawful actions. Bringing the voices to you with personal accounts of the current situation, we also ask the question, how can we help?
This will be a multimedia presentation, featuring
* Kee Mae
* Denise Estrella, who has just recently returned to Canada after five years working in Myanmar, and who was there during the peak of the violence
Tune in! Be part of the party. We’d love to see you here,
A Conversation with Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
March 08, 2018
Keynote Session with City of Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark
March 09, 2018
Fitting a National Policy into the Prairie Community Reality
March 09, 2018
Concerns and Challenges in Immigration and Refugee Policy
March 09, 2018
Settlement and Immigration, the Saskatchewan Experience
March 09, 2018