Canada-China Relations in Crisis: Challenges & Solutions?

June 12, 2019 - 8:00am

Sponsored by the Centre for International Policy Studies, Carleton University and the UBC Institute of Asian Research.

The video recordings of the event are available: part 1, part 2, and part 3.

The detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou …

Is Canada Back? Canadian Foreign Policy and the 2019 Election

June 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Presented by the Centre for International Policy Studies, the Canadian International Council – National Capital Branch in collaboration with the Retired Heads of Mission Association

Video recording of the event is available here.

What can we expect for Canadian foreign

Canada-Mexico Outlook on Trade, Investment and Integration

June 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Presented by CIPS, Global Affairs Canada and the Embassy of Mexico

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Canada–Mexico diplomatic relations,  we invite you to a panel that will explore the following theme: Canada-Mexico Outlook on Trade, Investment and Integration.…

Bringing Gender into Arctic Governance

April 16, 2019 - 1:00pm

Presented by CIPS and l’Observatoire de la politique et la sécurité de l’Arctique 

Multilateral forums in the Arctic region have incorporated a great diversity of actors (Indigenous groups, companies, non-governmental organizations, sub-national governments). It has been characterized by inclusive approaches …

CIPS presents His Excellency Dr. Omar Zakhilwal on The US-Taliban Process and the Prospects of an Intra-Afghan Peace

April 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

In collaboration with CIPS and Ottawa Dialogue

Video recording of the event is available here.

His Excellency Dr. Omar Zakhilwal is the former Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan (2016-2019) and Minister of Finance (2009-2015). He is currently advising on the …

Haïti : réforme, révolution ou crise sans fin ?

April 10, 2019 - 11:30

Organisé par le Réseau de recherche sur le États fragiles du Centre d’études des politiques internationales, en partenariat avec l’Institut d’études féministes et du genre ainsi que le Groupe d’études sur l’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes, du Conseil international canadien.

Reinventing Impartiality: Norm and Practice Change in United Nations Peace Operations

April 8, 2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS 

Impartiality is a core norm for United Nations peacekeeping operations. In many contemporary missions, however, peacekeepers take sides and use force in ways that critics argue are at odds with that norm. In Côte d’Ivoire, for example, …

Extralegal Groups in Post-Conflict Liberia- How Trade Makes the State

April 3, 2019 - 12:00pm

In the aftermath of the Liberian civil war, groups of ex-combatants seized control of key natural resource enclaves in the country. With some of them threatening a return to war, these groups were widely viewed as the most significant threats …

The Age of Voter Rage with Nik Nanos

April 2, 2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS 

Democracy is becoming a toxic environment, rife with trolls, bots, fake news, and computational propaganda. Why, and what can be done?  Canada’s lead pollster and data expert Nik Nanos gives an insider’s look into the surprise outcomes …

Canada-Mexico Relationship in Perspective

March 28, 2019 - 1:30

Presented by CIPS, the Embassy of Mexico and Global Affairs Canada

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Canada-Mexico diplomatic relations, the Centre for International Policy Studies, the Embassy of Mexico and Global Affairs Canada invite you to a panel …

Paradigms of Market Societies: Schumpeter, Polanyi and Hayek Revisited

March 26, 2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) 

The market system has experienced a legitimation problem since the recent financial crisis, which has since been exacerbated by the rise of authoritarian varieties of capitalism and the Trump administration’s …

Techno-industrial FDI Policy and China’s Export Surge with Mary Lovely

March 22, 2019 - 2:30pm

Presented by CIPS, IPEN and CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy.

Mary E. Lovely, nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute, is professor of economics and Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School …

Decolonizing Borders: Settler Colonialism, Sovereignty and the Unist’ot’en Action Camp

March 19, 2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network

Borders are often understood as ‘tools’ of sovereign power and as establishing the very possibility for authority in the international system of sovereign states. This talk seeks to problematise this perspective by …

Japan & Canada: Strategic Partner in the Indo-Pacific?

March 7, 2019 - 1:30pm

Presented by CIPS

As Japan and Canada celebrate the 90th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, it is high time for the two countries to harness the vast potential of this natural alliance of common values and interests. Many developments are …

Twelve Years Left to Save the World!? Climate Change and the Future of Global Governance

February 28, 2019 - 10:30am

Presented by CIPS 

Special Panel on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report 15: “Global Warming of 1.5℃

In the wake of the IPCC’s recently-released Special Report 15: Global Warming of 1.5℃ there has been a flood of reports

A Decent House, a Decent Job, a Decent Life: Social Reproduction Theory and Working Class Organizing in Cape Town

February 14, 2019 - 1:30pm

Presented by CIPS and IPEN

While progressive coalitions continue to oppose neoliberal restructuring, organizing on the left remains fragmented and the underlying unity of the multitude of working class struggles undertheorized. Overcoming these theoretical and practical obstacles is an urgent …

Parliament Hill Briefing: Canada’s Role in the Middle East and its Iran Policy

February 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

Presented by CIPS and The Institute for Peace & Diplomacy in cooperation with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa, and the Iranian Canadian Congress.

RSVP through email: [email protected]

We would like to invite you …

State of US China Relations, Where are we and where is it going? What does this mean for Canada

February 13, 2019 - 12:00pm



Presented by the China Policy Centre and the CIPS Asian Studies Network

John Pomfret served as a correspondent for the Washington Post for many years, and is currently on a Fulbright …

Financial Solutions in Developing Markets

February 12, 2019 - 5:30pm

Presented by CIPS and the Africa Study Group.

The Africa Study Group is happy to announce that, in co-operation with the Centre for International Policy Studies of the University of Ottawa and with OpenAIR, of University of Ottawa

Missing the Target: The African Union’s Mediating Efforts in Burundi

February 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS

In December 2015, following violent confrontations between the Burundian army and rebel groups, the African Union issued a communiqué to deploy a 5,000-strong peacekeeping mission. However, African heads of state tabled the plan, calling for the approval …

Livestream: Lima Group

February 4, 2019 - 5:30pm

Presented by CIPS, the Canadian International Council – National Capital Branch and the Canadian Council for the Americas. 

We invite you to watch our live panel discussion direct from Ottawa immediately following the conclusion of the Lima Group meetings.

Confirmed …

Globalization, Trade and Development: Elements of a Sustainable Approach

January 28, 2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS and IPEN

Concerns around trade, migration, technological change, security and an apparent resurgence in nationalism are consistently in the headlines. Yet governments at the recent G20 Summit agreed on shared objectives of creating jobs and growth, and …

NATO’s Contribution to Transatlantic Security

January 25, 2019 - 14:30

Ambassador Sarah MacIntosh CMG, UK Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council

Presented by CIPS and the National Security Policy Network

Transatlantic security is the core of NATO’s business. In her talk Ambassador Sarah MacIntosh, the UK Permanent Representative

China and UN Peacekeeping

January 24, 2019 - 5:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the China Policy Centre

Join us for the launch of a new CIPS report “30 Years of Chinese Peacekeeping”, written by Christoph Zürcher. The talk describes how China has emerged from a skeptic into …

Rethinking the Power of Silence in Insecure and Gendered Sites

January 22, 2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network

Join us for this talk with Jane Parpart as she previews her upcoming book “Beyond the Binary: Rethinking Silence, Voice and Agency in Contested Gendered Terrains”. The lecture will explore the

What to do with Canadian Foreign Terrorist Fighters?

January 8, 2019 - 12:00PM

Presented by CIPS

Approximately 200 Canadians have elected to leave to fight with terrorist groups abroad such as Al Qaeda, Islamic State, Al Shabaab and others. Some are known, or believed to be, dead. Others have apparently returned  home, status …

Conservatism and American Foreign Policy

December 19, 2018 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS

Liberalism is rightly understood as a theory of both domestic politics and foreign affairs. In contrast, conservatism is understood as largely being concerned with domestic politics, not international relations. Brendon O’Connor holds that conservatives do adhere to …

The Revitalised Peace Agreement and its Prospects in South Sudan: A Conversation with Alan Hamson, Canada’s former Ambassador to South Sudan

December 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

Presented by the CIPS Fragile States Research Network (FSRN) and the Africa Study Group of the Canadian International Council’s National Capital Branch.

After almost five years of civil war, in September 2018 the Government of South Sudan and opposition forces …

The Asia Foundation’s 2018 Survey of the Afghan People

December 11, 2018 - 9:00am

Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network

Voices of the Afghan People
The Asia Foundation releases its 14th annual public perception survey

Afghanistan is at an important moment in its history. Despite a persistent insurgency that continues to

Towards an International Political Ergonomics

December 6, 2018 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the Security Studies Network (SSN)

International Political Ergonomics (iPER) is a novel research programme focused on achieving positive-political change through the ergonomic (re)design of world politics. The approach is grounded on a shift across IR that

Securing Innovation for Democracy: Socio-Technical Imaginaries and American Cybersecurity Policy

November 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network

The protection of intellectual property rights is a centralpillar of the United States national cybersecurity policies. US policy stresses the need to protect intellectual property rights in order to ensure America’s continued …

Canada-Colombia cooperation: Learning from the evaluation of international assistance in a conflict-affected state

November 23, 2018 - 11:30

Presented in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, CIPS and the Fragile State Research Network (FSRN)

 Rigorous evaluation is essential to improving international engagement in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS). In recent years, CIPS/FSRN has hosted several events on the evaluation …

Human Rights Watch: Russia

November 16, 2018 - 10:00am

Today, Russia is more repressive than it has ever been in the post-Soviet era.

Kremlin made sure that the political arena has no real contenders, and works to prevent anyone from successfully proposing alternatives to its policies -whether on domestic …

Beyond Carbon Dividends: The Comparative Political Economy of Carbon Pricing

November 15, 2018 - 1:30

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network:

Despite being favored by economists, carbon pricing policies to reduce carbon pollution have become more politically controversial in the past 15 years, with prominent political failures or reversals globally. These policies

What do the U.S. midterms mean for Trump (and Canada)?

November 14, 2018 - 11:00

The University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) invite you to join us for a roundtable to discuss the results of the American midterm elections and what new …

The Relations Across the Taiwan Strait Since Tsai Ing-wen’s Election

November 9, 2018 - 2:30pm

Presented by CIPS and the Research Chair on Taiwan Studies 

Since Tsai Ing-wen’s election as President of Taiwan in January 2016, the relations across the Taiwan Strait have deteriorated. China had decided to ignore the Tsai Administration, isolate Taiwan on …

CIPS welcomes Ambassadors John Herbst and Daniel Fried of the Atlantic Council

November 7, 2018 - 9:00am

Presented by CIPS and the Atlantic Council;

Join us for a conversation with Ambassadors John Herbst and Daniel Fried to discuss the challenges to democratic states and the NATO alliance posed by a resurgent Russia, the concept of hybrid warfare, …

Yemen’s War Between Local Complexities and Regional Proxies

November 1, 2018 - 1:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the National Security Policy Network

Since 2011, Yemen, already the poorest country in the Middle East, has experienced profound loss of life, dire famine, and internal displacement. In addition to the collapse of state institutions, nearly …

The War on Terror Gone Wrong: Canadians, Canadian Security, and Fundamentalist Extremism Before and After 9/11

October 31, 2018 - 12:00pm

Daniel Livermore will be explaining his new book, Detained: Islamic Fundamentalist Extremism and the War on Terror.  After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Canadian agencies willingly collaborated in the War on Terror launched by the United States to …

The State of the Study of the Market with Prof. Pascale Massot

October 15, 2018 - 1:30pm

Prof. Pascale Massot argues that the political science literature has not devoted enough energy to the task of defining what markets are. Further, when definitional efforts are made, there is a tendency to adopt an implicit definition of the “market …

Conservatism and Russian International Relations Theory

October 11, 2018 - 12:00

This paper will examine the influence of conservative thought on Russian international relations theory. It will focus on how Russian conservatives have sought to reconcile an apparent tension between particularist and universalist aspects of their thinking. On the one hand, …

The United States and the Middle East in the Age of Trump: Tweet and Retreat.

October 9, 2018 - 14:00

President Donald Trump has steered U.S. Middle East policy in conflicting directions. He professes to seek the “ultimate Palestinian-Israeli peace deal” but has so alienated the Palestinians that they no longer talk to the Administration. He has pulled the United


Nuclear Policy, Politics and Risks in the Trump Administration

October 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

 “We are at a new nuclear inflection point. The progress we made in reducing nuclear threats over the past decades has come to a jarring halt. Unless we take urgent action, the risks of nuclear use will continue to rise,

Millennials and the Future of American Politics: A Conversation with John Della Volpe

September 28, 2018 - 11:00

Presented by CIPS and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa

John Della Volpe is the Director of Polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics, where he has led the institute’s polling initiatives on understanding American youth since 2000.  The

Women as Foreign Policy Leaders: Evaluating U.S. National Security and Feminist Politics since 1980

September 27, 2018 - 12:00

What do we know about women’s participation in political executive roles? How useful are theories concerning gender and leadership to research on contemporary foreign policy elites? Which types of methodological approaches seem best suited to the study of national security …

CIPS welcomes Prof. T. V. Paul

September 25, 2018 - 12:00

Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing from Empires to the Global Era

At the end of the Cold War, the United States emerged as the world’s most powerful state, and then used that power to initiate wars against smaller countries in …

The War on Poverty: A discussion with Monica Geingos, First Lady of Namibia

September 21, 2018 - 10:00AM

The first lady of the Republic of Namibia, Monica Geingos, spent 15 years as a lawyer and businesswoman in the financial sector, as a private equity and governance expert.

She has served on the Boards of large public and private …

Lessons from U.S. and Canadian Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan and other States in Fragile Situations

September 19, 2018 - 9:15am

Presented by the CIPS and Fragile States Research Network

As US-led international stabilization and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan move into their sixteenth year, tough questions are being asked about the merits of Western approaches. What key insights are emerging from …

Politicization and Polarization? The Influence of Mass Media on American Views and Voting Behavior

September 14, 2018 - 13:00

Presented by CIPS and the U.S. Embassy Ottawa

Betsy Fischer Martin, a former producer for Meet the Press, is an Emmy-winning journalist and TV news executive. Currently she is an Executive in Residence at American University’s School of Public …