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Roland Paris
Director, Centre for International Policy Studies and University Research Chair in International Security and Governance, University of Ottawa

Taylor Owen
Research Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia School of Journalism and Editor-in-Chief,


Stewart Elgie
Director, Institute of the Environment, University of Ottawa
Topic: Climate and the environment

Danielle Goldfarb
Associate Director, Global Commerce Centre, Conference Board of Canada
Topic: International commerce and investment

Jennifer Keesmaat
Chief Planner, City of Toronto
Topic: Cities and Canada’s international strategy

Whitney Lackenbauer
Associate Professor, University of Waterloo
Topic: The Arctic

Andrew Leach
Enbridge Professor of Energy Policy, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Topic: Energy and resources

Andrea Mandel-Campbell
Director, Corporate Communications, Kinross Gold Corporation and author of Why Mexicans Don’t Drink Molson
Topic: Innovation and global competitiveness

John McArthur
Senior Fellow, UN Foundation and Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution
Topic: International development

Emily Paddon
Rose Research Fellow in International Relations, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University
Topic: Human rights and civilian protection (co-author with Jennifer Welsh)

Jonathan Paquin
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Peace and Security Program, Université Laval
Topic: International security

Mark Raymond
Research Fellow, Internet Governance Project, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Topic: Digital networks and cyber-challenges

Yves Tiberghien
Director of Institute of Asian Research and Associate Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia
Topic: International institutions and cooperation

Jennifer Welsh
Professor, European University Institute and United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect
Topic: Human rights and civilian protection (co-author with Emily Paddon)


Tim Barber
Founding Partner, Canada 2020

Margaret Biggs
Skelton-Clark Fellow in the School of Policy Studies of Queen’s University

Mark Cameron
Senior Vice President and Deputy Energy Practice Leader, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Ailish Campbell
Vice President, Canadian Council of Chief Executives

Joe Clark
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Madelaine Drohan
Correspondent, The Economist

Farah Faisal-Thaler
Associate Director, International Institutions and Global Governance, Council on Foreign Relations

Louise Fréchette
Chair, Board of Directors, CARE Canada and former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Anne Golden
Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Ryerson University and Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Cente

Bill Graham
Chancellor, Trinity College, University of Toronto

Robert Greenhill
Managing Director, World Economic Forum

Paul Heinbecker
Director of the Laurier Centre for Global Relations and Distinguished Fellow in International Relations at the Centre for International Governance Innovation

Kyle Matthews
Senior Deputy Director, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

Robert McRae
Former Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Intelligence Assessment Secretariat, Privy Council Office

David Petrasek
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Vincent Rigby
Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

Nicholas Rivers
Canada Research Chair in Climate and Energy Policy and Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Allan Rock
President, University of Ottawa

Morris Rosenberg
Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

George Roter
Co-Founder, Engineers Without Borders

Stephen Saideman
Paterson Chair in International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Hugh Segal

Jill Sinclair
Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy), Department of National Defence

Peter Singer
Chief Executive Officer, Grand Challenges Canada

Rob Wright
Former Deputy Minister of International Trade and former Canadian Ambassador to China and Japan