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CIC Halifax: Bill Graham: Reflections on a Political Life

November 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST


Call of the World: Reflections on a Political Life
The Call of the World takes us on an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes tour of defining moments in recent global history. Bill Graham — Canada’s minister of foreign affairs and then its minister of defence in the tumultuous years following 9/11 — is an insightful and wryly humorous guide, steering readers through an astonishing array of national and international events, explaining important geopolitical relationships, and revealing the human side of global affairs through his deft portraits of world leaders.

Many of the issues tackled in The Call of the World remain as immediate as today’s headlines. Graham demystifies globalization, free trade, human rights, peacekeeping, and multilateralism. All the while, he offers a bold appraisal of Canada’s current role on the global stage and makes a case for why international law offers the best hope for a safer, more prosperous, and just world. (UBC Press)

*** Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase copies of the book and have them signed.

Speaker’s Biography
During his time as a member of Parliament, Graham was a passionate promoter of bilingualism and an early advocate for gay and lesbian rights. He is perhaps best known, though, for his role in keeping Canada out of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, for his work in rebuilding the Canadian Armed Forces, and for stepping up as interim leader of the Liberal Party following Paul Martin’s resignation. Graham is a member of the Minister’s Advisory Panel for Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, providing expertise and advice for the Government of Canada’s Defence Review.

Event Partner
Centre for the Study of Security and Development, Dalhousie University

Date and Time
Thursday November 17, 2016
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Room 1108 Mona Campbell Building
1459 LeMarchant St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3P8

This is a free event.

Event Contact
Lynda Arsenault | (902)499-1840 | lyndaearsenault@gmail.com


November 17, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST