Event Date: September 10, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: FSS4007, 120 University Private, Ottawa
Video recording of the event is available here.
The 2019 elections will take place in an international climate of uncertainty and rapid change. Liberal internationalism is in crisis and multilateral cooperation is fraying. Our powerful neighbour to the south has adopted a transactional, America First approach to international relations, reneging on commitments to free trade, the environment and peacekeeping operations. Illiberal powers such as China and Russia are growing in strength and influence, while populist nationalism is on the rise across Europe. As Vladimir Putin gloats that the liberal idea has ‘outlived its purpose’, our panel of experts asks what options and strategies are available to Canada in this new complex global environment and what we as voters should consider when we go to the ballot box?
Brian Bow, Dalhousie University
Brian Bow is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University, a fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, and Editor in Chief of International Journal. He has been a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre, American University, Georgetown, and Australian National University.He has published on Canadian foreign and defence policy, Canada-US relations, US foreign policy, and regional cooperation. His book, The Politics of Linkage: Power, Interdependence, and Ideas in Canada-US Relations (UBC Press) won the Donner Prize for 2009.
His main research project now is a long-term study of security policy coordination in North America, which looks at the political management of cross-border bureaucratic networks as mechanisms for policy innovation and cooperation. Other ongoing projects focus on the evolution of academic ideas about international relations and foreign policy in Canada, strategic framing and the contestation of legitimacy in regional integration, and the sources and limits of diplomatic leverage in Canada-US relations in the Trump era.
He holds PhD in Government from Cornell University, an MA in Political Science from York, and a BA in International Relations from UBC.
Daniel Jean, Senior Fellow Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Trudeau
Daniel retired in May 2018 after more than 35 years in the federal public service. He served as National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada (2016-18). Previously, he was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2013-2016) and Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage (2010-2013). From 2007 to 2010, he held a number of critical deputy minister positions providing policy advice and supporting the governance efforts and financial stewardship of the Government of Canada, first as Associate Secretary at the Treasury Board and later on as Deputy Secretary (Operations) at the Privy Council Office. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Minister in 2007, Daniel had a stimulating career in international and migration related issues both in Canada and abroad that included two postings in Haiti (1983-85 and 1990- 92), two separate assignments in the United States, Buffalo (1985-88) and Washington (1995-2000), and one in Hong Kong (1988-90). He received a Public Service Award of Excellence and a Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) annual award for his efforts in the aftermath of the coup that ousted the first democratically elected government in Haiti in 1991.
Daniel graduated with a MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1988 (inducted Beta Gamma Sigma for academic distinctions). He completed his undergraduate studies in 1982 at the University of Ottawa where he graduated with a BA of Social Sciences in International Relations and Economics. Daniel has a keen interest in international relations, Canada- U.S. relations, national security issues and how they interact with the economy, migration matters and governance. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of United Way/Centraide Outaouais
Pascale Massot, School of Political Studies
Pascale Massot is an assistant professor in the School of Political Studies, a faculty affiliate of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy and a member of the coordinating committee of the International Political Economy Network, at the University of Ottawa. From December 2015 to July 2017 she was on leave from the university, serving as Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of International Trade of Canada and Policy Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, covering the Asia-Pacific region.Her research interests include the global political economy of China’s rise, China’s impact on the governance of global extractive commodity markets, including the iron ore, potash and uranium markets, the political economy of development in the the Asia-Pacific region, Canada-China relations and Canadian public opinion on Asia.
Pascale Massot was the 2014-2015 Cadieux-Léger Fellow at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. She was a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing and a visiting PhD candidate at the Peking University’s Center for International Political Economy. Her work has been published in English, French and Mandarin in various academic and media outlets, including New Political Economy, the Revue internationale de politique comparée, the Journal of East Asian Studies, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, The Globe and Mail, Le Devoir, the Hill Times, Les Affaires, the East Asia Forum, Policy Options and China Business News (第一财经).
Roland Paris, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Roland Paris is Professor of International Affairs in the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. His research on international security, peacebuilding and Canadian foreign policy has appeared in leading academic outlets and won several international commendations. Previous positions include: Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister (Global Affairs and Defence), founding Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies, Director of Research at the Conference Board of Canada, Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Policy Advisor in the Canadian foreign ministry, Privy Council Office, and Federal-Provincial Relations Office. He has been a visiting fellow at the Institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris and a visiting researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. He currently also serves as an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Geopolitics, and a member of the Advisory Council to the Deputy Minister of Citizenship, Refugees and Immigration Canada. He has won three awards for public service, two for undergraduate teaching and two for graduate teaching, and sits on the editorial board of eight scholarly journals.
Moderated by Rita Abrahamsen. Rita Abrahamsen is Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS). Her research interests are in African politics, security and development, security privatization and postcolonial theory. She is the author (with M.C. Williams) of Security Beyond the State: Private Security in International Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Disciplining Democracy: Development Discourse and the Good Governance Agenda in Africa (Zed Books, 2000). Her articles have appeared in leading journals including African Affairs, Alternatives, International Political Sociology, Journal of Modern African Studies, Political Studies, Third World Quarterly and Review of African Political Economy. She was joint-editor of African Affairs, the highest ranked journal in African studies, from 2009 to 2014. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, she was in the Department of International Politics at the University of Aberystwyth, and she has been visiting fellow at the University of Cape Town, the European University Institute in Florence, the University of Queensland in Brisbane, the International Peace Research Institute (PRIO) in Oslo, the Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST) at the University of Copenhagen, Queen Mary University of London and University of Sydney
This panel is the second in the series “Voting for a Better World? Foreign Policy in the 2019 Election,” hosted by CIPS and funded by an SSHRC Exchange Grant.
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