Celebrity Diplomacy Seminar Series
Marie Bernard-Meunier Canadian Co-Chair of Atlantik-Brücke Former Canadian Ambassador to Germany
CIGI and The Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto will be hosting a post-election roundtable as part of the Munk Centre's ongoing forum series, Debating the Headlines. The roundtable will be chaired by Professor Robert Bothwell, the Director of Trinity College/U of T's International Relations Program. Panelists will include Dr. Andrew F. Cooper, CIGI's Associate Director and Distinguished Fellow, Dr. Joseph T. Jockel, Professor and Director of Canadian Studies at St. Lawrence University, NY and Daniel Drache, Associate Director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and Professor of Political Science, York University .
Food aid has resurfaced as a hot political issue in recent years. This talk will address the new politics of food aid, looking in particular at current proposals for food aid reform, as well as the various forces that are working both for and against food aid reform.
Symposium on Financial Liberalization and Financial Structure in China in Context of China's WTO Commitments
China's WTO commitments in banking and insurance imply major changes if fully implemented by 2007 (end of WTO accession process). The Symposium aimed to better understand the Chinese banking and insurance systems, and discuss both the changes that China's WTO commitments imply as well as the implementability of the changes. The Symposium also focused on financial structure and growth performance in China.
Seventeen Ambassadors and Senior Diplomats representing their countries in Canada will be visiting Waterloo Region, the area known as Canada’s Technology Triangle. Under the auspices of Foreign Affairs Canada, the visiting delegation represents many of the countries that are members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).