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CIC Saskatoon: Canada on the UN Security Council?

March 12, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST

$20 – $40

Should Canada fight to get onto the UN Security Council? And does the rest of the world want us there? These are just two of the questions we face as Canada vies for one of the two temporary UNSC seats that will be decided by vote in June.
Join us as Adam Chapnick, professor of defence studies at the Canadian Forces College and author of the new book, “Canada on the UN Security Council: A Small Power on a Large Stage”, discusses Canada’s past forays into this realm of the UN – including eight elections (two unsuccessful) and six terms as a non-permanent member – as well as our prospects for re-election. What are our prospects? What can Ottawa do – and is it doing enough? What are the benefits of our membership for Canada and the world? Join us as Dr. Chapnick explores these and other questions.

4:30 p.m. Public presentation – free and open to the public
6:30 p.m. Presentation concludes
7:00 p.m. Dinner with the speaker, at the Saskatoon Club downtown (register online at the Eventbrite site)

Want to find out even more about the issues, and talk more deeply about them with the speaker and other internationalists? Consider buying a dinner ticket before March 9 and joining us at 7:00 p.m., at the Saskatoon Club, for dinner with the speaker.

Prices for dinner with the speaker, followed by presentation
$20 – Students
$25 – All other CIC members
$40 – Nonmembers
Register for dinner with the speaker before 4:00 p.m. on March 9.

For more information, contact: saskatoon@thecic.org

Speaker’s Biography
Adam Chapnick is a professor of defence studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). He is located in Toronto, where he also serves as the deputy director of education at the Canadian Forces College.
He holds a BA from Trent University, an MA in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and a PhD in History from the University of Toronto. He joined RMC in 2006 and currently teaches courses in Canadian foreign policy and strategic decision-making at the federal level. He also supervises theses on Canadian foreign and public policy and plays a leading role in drafting and implementing the College’s teaching and learning vision and strategies.
He is the award-winning author or editor of eight books and over 50 academic essays and book chapters on historical and contemporary issues in Canadian foreign relations, Canadian-American relations, and teaching and learning. In 2011, RMC awarded him the John Scott Cowan Prize for Research Excellence. Between 2013 and 2015, he co-edited International Journal, Canada’s leading journal of global policy analysis.
He is also a regular commentator in the public realm. His commentaries have also been published in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Ottawa Citizen, The Calgary Herald, The Conversation Canada, and The Hill Times. He has appeared as a foreign policy expert on Global News, CTV News, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, and CBC radio, and has testified as an expert witness before The Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence.


March 12, 2020
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST
$20 – $40
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Neatby-Timlin Theatre (Room 241 Arts Building), University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5
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CIC Saskatoon Branch
The Global Cafe, and the Department of Political Studies