National Capital (Ottawa) Branch
Contact
Email: ottawa@thecic.org
Phone: +1-613-903-4011
Mailing Address
CIC National Capital Branch
5305 River Building, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
About
The Ottawa-based National Capital Branch is enthusiastic about reaching out to groups and individuals whose activities and interests take them into foreign affairs. We have a growing network in Ottawa of over 1200, including 250 active members. The National Capital Branch is an increasingly diverse group with more young professionals, new Canadians, NGO startups, and women among our established network of policy experts, journalists, scholars, business people, students and engaged citizens.

We invite you to get involved in our wide-ranging activities, including our flagship speaker events, six study/working groups, Politics at the Pub events, occasional conferences, and a number of student and young professional focused activities.

The National Capital Branch study groups include: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North America. The National Capital Branch also hosts the Intelligence Futures Working group. To join these groups or learn more, please contact the respective group chairs listed below.

Youth Caucus
The Youth Caucus is a particularly vibrant group within of the CIC National Capital Branch, leading a number of young professional and student programs. These include yearly international affairs career fairs for students, university clubs (currently at Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, and Saint Paul University), a series of informal u201cPolitics @ the Pubu201d get-togethers targeted towards students, young professionals, and the u2018young at heartu2019, held at a local pub with guest speakers, and high-profile, interactive events organized twice a year in Ottawa by thePanel.
Mentorship Program

The CIC National Capital (Ottawa) Branchu2019s Mentorship Program pairs student and young professional members with select, accomplished professional CIC members in a one-on-one mentoring partnership. Mentors represent a variety of career trajectories related to international affairs from government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

To find out more about the CIC National Capital Branch Youth Caucus programs, including how you could get involved as a volunteer, contact Ali Tejpar.

Resources
Videos

Through a generous partnership, the National Capital Branch’s events are often broadcast on the CPAC network. Additionally, a number of events can also be found on YouTube. A listing of these videos is available below.

Documents
Every year the president of the National Capital Branch produces a report to inform its members about the local activities and products of the branch.

The National Capital Branch has produced variety of documents related to the history of the branch.

Branch Executive Leadership
Branch Executive Ex Officio
President
Ayesha Malette

Communications
Samuel Amoah

Outreach – Fundraising
Marvin Hough

Programming
Lillian Thomsen

Immediate Past-President
Elizabeth Kingston

Politics @ the Pub
Alfredo Porco (Coordinator)

Mentorship Program
Olivia Lassaline
(Coordinator)

Social Media
Jillian Leblanc
(Coordinator)

University Student Representatives

Laura Bradbury (Carleton University)

Mariana Savka  (University of Ottawa)

Lola Bigioni (Queens University)

Africa Study Group
Cheickh Bangoura (Chair)

Asia-Pacific Study Group

Harry Li (Co-chair)

Matt Thomas (Co-chair)

Europe Study Group
Margarethe Huber (Chair)

Latin America and the Caribbean Study Group
Rob Ready (Chair)

Middle East Study Group
Hamid Jorjani (Chair)

North America Study Group
David MacDuff (Chair)

Security and Intelligence Study Group
Valerie Spencer Keyes
(Chair)

Upcoming Events