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CIC Toronto: Western Populism: The Disruption

November 27, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 1:45 pm EST


8:30 Registration & Refreshments

8:45 Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Jon Allen, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
  • Michael Valpy, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
  • Norbert Eschborn, Konrad Adenauer Foundation

9:00 Panel 1 – Populism in Canada and Around the World

  • Nathalie des Rosiers, Principal Massey College
  • Clifford Young – President, US IPSOS Public Affairs
  • Frank Graves – President, EKOS Research Associates
  • Jonathan Weiler – Professor, UNC Chapel Hill, co-author “Prius or Pickup: How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America’s Great Divide”

10:30 Coffee Break

10:45 Panel 2 – European Politics and Populism

  • Giuliano da Empoli, founder of think tank Volta Italia
  • Klaus Schuler, State Secretary (ret.), former Federal Managing Director of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Germany
  • Matt Browne, founder of the Global Progress movement
  • Randall Hansen, Interim Director, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

12:15 Lunch (provided)

12:45 The (Uncertain) Future of Politics in Canada

  • Bob Rae, 21st Premier of Ontario (1990-1995), Interim Leader Liberal Party of Canada (2011-2013)
  • Lisa Raitt, Deputy Leader, Conservative Party of Canada (2017-2019)
  • Peter Loewen, Professor, Political Science, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

1:45 Closing Remarks

  • Ben Rowswell, President CIC


November 27, 2019
8:30 am - 1:45 pm EST
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The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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CIC Toronto Branch
Munk School of Global Affairs
Massey College
Konrad Adenauer Foundation