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CIC National Capital: Politics @ the Pub: Canada in the Age of Trump

February 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST


The Canadian International Council (CIC) National Capital Branch invites you to the first Politics @ The Pub event of 2017, a panel discussion on ‘Canada in the Age of Trump’, to take place on Monday, February 20th.

The new Trump administration has promised sweeping policy reforms regarding the economy, trade, immigration, refugees, climate change policy, foreign policy and more. Some changes are already in motion, such as the withdrawal of the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the renegotiation of NAFTA, the suspension of US entry by citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations, and the ban on Syrian refugees.

With the United States being a global power as well as Canada’s neighbour and largest trading partner, how does the new administration affect Canada, our economy, our relations with the US, our political rhetoric, and our international responsibilities? How can and how should the Canadian government respond to the Trump administration?

Join us on Monday February 20th, as our panel of experts discusses the impact of the new Trump administration on Canada.

Speakers’ Biographies
Andrea Charron: Dr. Charron is an Adjunct Professor and the Director of the Centre for Security, Intelligence and Defence Studies (CSIDS) at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University. She holds a Ph.D. from the Royal Military College of Canada (Department of War Studies), a Masters in International Relations from Webster University, Leiden, The Netherlands, a Master’s of Public Administration from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Queen’s University. Her research and teaching areas include NORAD, the Arctic, foreign and defence policy and sanctions. She serves on the DND’s Defence Advisory Board and has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Charron worked for various federal departments including in the Security and Intelligence Secretariat for the Privy Council Office and Canada’s Revenue Agency. She now serves on the DND’s Defence Advisory Board.

David Dyment: Dr. Dyment is the author of Doing the Continental: A New Canadian-American Relationship, currently in its second printing, selected by the Toronto Library Foundation as a significant recent Canadian book, and a Quill & Quire bestseller. At Carleton University he’s a senior research associate in the Centre on North American Politics and Society and teaches Canadian foreign policy at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. David is the former president of the Canadian International Council’s National Capital Branch. A past director of the Parliamentary Internship Programme, he has served as a senior policy adviser in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and on the immediate staff of the governor general of Canada. Opinion pieces by David have been in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and other leading newspapers, he has been on CTV, CBC, BBC, and in French on Radio-Canada. An Ontario-Quebec Exchange Fellow, he received his doctorate from the Université de Montréal.

Stephen Bird: Dr. Bird is Associate Professor of Political Science at Clarkson University in Potsdam New York. In fall 2016 he was the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Governance and Public Administration at the University of Ottawa, and is an ongoing Research Faculty Affiliate with the Positive Energy Project. He continues as a Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance in spring 2017. His current research focuses on split incentives and smart housing, energy conflict, microgrid governance, drivers of energy adoption (fracking, solar), green data centers, energy poverty, policy learning and activism, and social influence. Prior and current affiliations, engagements, and/or research grants include the U.S. State Department, the European Commission, the New York Energy Research Authority, the National Science Foundation, IBM, AMD, National Grid, Massachusetts’ Environmental
Affairs, Harvard’s Electricity Policy Group, UOttawa’s Center on Governance Positive Energy Group, and Mass Energy. He completed his PhD at Boston University and his Masters’ from Harvard University.
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Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members and include a glass of wine or a craft beer. Tickets are sold at the door or online. Given the limited capacity we encourage you to purchase your ticket in advance.

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Date and Time
Monday February 20, 2017
6:00pm to 8:30pm

The Red Lion Pub
47 Clarence Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 9K1


February 20, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST