MEDIA ADVISORY: Canada in Global Affairs Conference

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The University of Ottawa, in collaboration with The Hague Institute for Global Justice, invites the media to an international conference focusing on the role Canada can play on global issues.  

With increasing insecurity and uncertainty and borders challenged by everything from health issues to terrorism, our increasingly interdependent world demands effective governance. This two-day conference brings together leading experts in security and state fragility, global community and just society, and reform of global institutions for a discussion on challenges, and possible solutions, for Canada.

WHAT: Canada in Global Affairs
WHEN: Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
WHERE: Social Sciences Building (FSS), Room 4007 (120 University | map)
RSVP: Members of the media are asked to confirm their attendance by email to

Speakers include:

  • The Right Honourable Paul Martin, former prime minister of Canada
  • The Honourable Louise Arbour, CC, GOQ, counsel, Borden, Ladner Gervais LLP and chair, President’s International Advisory Board of the University of Ottawa
  • The Honourable Stéphane Dion, PC, MP, minister of foreign affairs
  • Lloyd Axworthy, former minister of foreign affairs and current chancellor, St. Paul’s University College, former president of the University of Winnipeg
  • Irina Bokova, director-general, UNESCO
  • Adama Dieng, United Nations under-secretary-general and special adviser to the secretary-general on the prevention of genocide
  • The Honourable Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia
  • James Steinberg, dean of the Maxwell School of Public Policy, former U.S. deputy secretary of state and member of the President’s International Advisory Board 
  • Abi Williams, president, The Hague Institute for Global Justice

See the full conference program.

Media inquiries

Néomie Duval
Manager, Media Relations
Cell: 613-240-0275

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