Positioning Canada in the Shifting International Order

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Tuesday, 8 May 2018
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

Rideau Club
99 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1H4


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Synopsis

The 21st century is not progressing as expected. Conventional wisdom at the turn of the century was that the world would grow more peaceful and orderly. Globalization would advance democratization. Instead, the post-war rules-based international system that saw us through Cold War and its aftermath is now under strain. Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping prefer spheres of influence. Donald Trump puts America First.

Positioning Canada in the shifting world order will be the focus of a day-long conference hosted by the CGAI. Drawing together parliamentarians, senior civil servants, diplomats, business, students and civil society, it will look at these themes

  • Managing Canada’s International Interests
  • Managing America First
  • The China Challenge
  • G7 Overview
  • What do we want out of Charlevoix?
  • What G7 partners want out Charlevoix?
  • An Energy Superpower? Or Hamstrung by Social License and Provincial Bickering?

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Program Information

8:30 - 9:00am: Registration & Welcome

9:00 - 9:50am: Panel 1: Managing America First & Trump Effect: Hon. Jean Charest, Hon. Rona Ambrose, Peter Donolo moderated by Colin Robertson

10:20 - 10:35am: Managing Canada’s International Interests Overview: Ian Shugart, DM Global Affairs

10:40 - 11:30am: Panel 2: An Energy Superpower? Or Hamstrung by Social License and Provincial Bickering?

Mike Cleland (University of Ottawa), Monica Gattinger (University of Ottawa), Ian Brodie (University of Calgary) moderated by Kelly Ogle (CGAI)

12:30pm: Luncheon Address from Hon. Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources

1:00 - 1:10pm: G7 Overview: Peter Boehm, G7 Sherpa

1:10 - 2:00pm: Panel 3: What do we want out of Charlevoix? Janice MacKinnon, Thomas d’Aquino, Dan Hays moderated by Chris Waddell (Carleton University)

2:00 - 2:10pm: Selling Canada Abroad Overview: Dr. Ailish Campbell, Chief Trade Commissioner

2:10 - 2:55pm: Panel 4: The China Challenge? Rob Wright, Bruce Donaldson, Amy Karam, Deanna Horton (Munk School of Global Affairs) moderated by Sarah Goldfeder (Earnscliffe)

3:10 - 4:00pm: Panel 5: What G7 Partners want out of Charlevoix? H.E. Kareen Rispal (France), H.E. Sabine Sparwasser (Germany), H.E. Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque (United Kingdom), H.E. Peteris Ustubs (European Union), H.E. Kimihiro Ishikane (Japan), H.E Claudio Taffuri (Italy) moderated by Kathleen Monk (Earnsclffe)

4:15 - 4:55pm: Panel 6: Conversation with Hon. Andrew Leslie (Parliamentary Secretary of Foreign Affairs), Hon. Erin O’Toole (Foreign Affairs Critic, Conservative Party), Tracey Ramsey (International Trade Deputy Critic, NDP) moderated by Jeffrey Simpson

Reception to Follow

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