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Queen's University

2007 - 2008 Past Events

Conferences | Distinguished Lectures | IR Speaker Series | Policy Speaker Series


Queen's International Institute on Social Policy 
The New poverty Agenda: Reshaping Policies in the 21st Century

Queen's Policy Forum
Making Progress in Difficult Times

Biennial Indigenous People and Public Policy Conference
Mineral Resources and Aboriginal Lands  


J. Douglas Gibson Lecture
Education Challenges and Opportunities for First Nations and Canada
Phil Fontaine, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations 

Social Inequalities, Population Health and the Dilemma for Governments
Dr. Peter A. Hall, Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University 

Donald Gow Memorial Lecture
Canada, No Longer a Spectator Nation: War- and Peace-making in Afghanistan
Pamela Wallin, O.C., S.O.M. 

Don Wood Visiting Lectureship in Industrial Relations
Strategic Negotiations: Perspectives from a Road Well-travelled
George C.B. Smith, Senior Vice-President HR, CBC/Radio-Canada 

Speaker Series

Industrial Relations Speaker Series

Reg Pearson, Director, Labour Management Services, Ontario Ministry of Labour
The recent deal between Magna and CAW.  Innovative new trend?  Are there any new ideas or approaches to dispute resolution; can collective bargaining solve the challenges facing enterprises today? 

Akivah Starkman, Executive Director, Canadian Industrial Relations Board
Recent Issues in Industrial Relations and Collective Bargaining 

Timothy Hadwen, Portfolio Director, Land and Resources/Prosecutions Portfolio, Ministry of the Attorney General
How Public Servants are Employed and Why: the new Public Service Act of Ontario 

Alec Farquhar, Managing Director, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers
Occupational Disease Prevention: Accomplishments and Challenges for the Future 

David Shier, President, Canadian Nuclear Worker's Council
Labour Relations in Canada's Nuclear Industry from a Union Perspective 

Policy Speaker Series

Sang Yucheng, Professor, Assistant President & Executive Dean, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, China
China's 30 Years of Poitical Reform - Paths and Experience

W. Ulysses Currie, Deputy Minister, Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry
Alberta's Emerging Economic Place in Canada

Herb George, President of the National Center for First Nations
Rebuilding Governance

Avinash Dixit, Princeton University
Governance Institutions and Economic Development

Carolyn Hughes Tuohy, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Senior Fellow, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto
The Scope for Health Policy Change in 'Normal' Times: the case of Britain under Blair

Peter Hall, Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Minda de Gunzburg Centre for European Studies, Harvard University
Social Inequalities, Population Health and the Dilemma for Governments

Anthony Cary, British High Commissioner to Canada
How National is the National Interest? Consider Climate Security...

Judith Maxwell, Fellow at the Canadian Policy Research Networks and a bi-weekly columnist with the Globe and Mail
Reducing poverty: What can communities do?

Ben Peterson, Co-founder and Executive Director, Journalists for Human Rights
Making Human Rights Sexy

Phil Fontaine, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations
First Nations and the Challenge Ahead

Benjamin Gidron, Director, Israeli Center for Third Sector Research (ICTR) and School of Management, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
The Nonprofit Sector in Israel: Major Characteristics and Policy Implications

David Zussman, Jarislowsky Chair in Public Sector Management, School of Public and International Affairs and Telfer School of Management
Public Service Reform in Canada: Where are we now?

Patricia DeGennaro, Adjunct Associate Professor of International Affairs, Center for Global Affairs, New York University
Democratizing Democracy in Afghanistan

Howard Green, Assistant Deputy Minister, Service Canada, Ontario Region
The Vision and Mandate of Service Canada

Satya Brink, Director, National Learning Policy Research Learning Policy Directorate, HRSDC
Lifelong Learning from a Policy Perspective

Arthur Sweetman, Director, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
Canadian Immigrant Economic Integration

Keith Banting, Professor, School of Policy Studies and Department of Political Studies, Queen's University
Beyond Multiculturalism: The Challenges of Multiple Identities

Alan Nymark, Former Deputy Minister of the Federal Department of the Environment
Environment and/or Sustainable Development: Reflections

Canada/China Relations panel discussion, Canada/China Relations
Moderator: Tom Axworthy, Director, Centre for Democracy, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University

  • Hok-Lin Leung, Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen's University
  • David Kilgour, Human Righs Advocate and former Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific
  • Bruce Gilley, Assistant Professor of Political Studies, Queen's University

Hubert Saint-Onge, Principal of SAINTONGE/ALLIANCE and a leading commentator on organizational learning
(sponsored by the Industrial Relations Centre, celebrating its 70th anniversary as a management development and research unit.) 
The Conductive Organization: Leveraging Knowledge to Build Capability

R. L. Narayan, India's High Commissioner to Canada
Open Society and Open Democracy in the Age of Globalization

Senator Peter Strollery, Ontario (Bloor and Yonge/Toronto)
The Senate Africa Report: An Overview

Buzz Hargrove, National President of the Canadian Auto Workers Trade Union and Vice-President on the executive committee of the Canadian Labour Congress
Globalization and the Canadian Labour Market

Robert Wolfe, Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
Meanwhile, in Geneva...Will the WTO Doha round ever end? (and should Canadians care about multilateral trade negotiations?)

Referendum Debate: The Great Referendum Debate: MMP or SMP?

  • Peter McLeod, Architect of Ontario's recent Students Assembly on Electoral Reform
  • Jonathon Rose, Academic Director, Ontario Citizens' Assembly
  • Senator Hugh Segal, Senior Fellow, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
  • Joseph Angolano, Completing his PhD on democratic reform at the London School of Economics, Assisting in the No MMP non-partisan campaign
  • George Thomson, Chair of the Ontario Citizens' Assembly and Former Provincial Court Judge

Munir Sheikh, Federal Deputy Minister of Labour
Work Stoppages Outlook

Vic Pakalnis, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Ontario Ministry of Labour
Occupational Health and Safety

Tom Kent, Fellow, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
Fixing Health Care

Naomi Alboim, Adjunct Professor, Fellow, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University and Former Deputy Minister, Government of Ontario
True Confessions of a Policy Wonk



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