Ottawa Forum 2016: Building a Foreign Policy for Canada’s Future

Canada 2020 and the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa are partnering to host this year’s Ottawa Forum 2016.

The Ottawa Forum has quickly become Canada’s preeminent foreign affairs and policy platform talking about the future of Canada’s international relations, trade, and more.

Headlining this year’s Forum is Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s flagship foreign affairs program Fareed Zakaria GPS.

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The Ottawa Forum is hosted in partnership by Canada 2020 and the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. CIPS is a focal point for scholarship and debate on international affairs in Canada, with two focal points: global governance, and international security.

Canada is re-engaging with the international community. As such, this year’s forum will feature panels, keynotes and breakout sessions focused on migration, rising Pacific players, the North American relationship and international institutions amidst the changing nature of global power.

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Featured Participants

  • António Guterres
    Former UN High Commissioner of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Bio
  • David Petrasek
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa Bio
  • Fareed Zakaria
    Host, CNN's 'Fareed Zakaria GPS' Bio
  • Fen Olser Hampson
    Chancellor’s professor at Carleton University Bio
  • Hon. Anne McLellan
    Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones Bio
  • Hon. Harjit Singh Sajjan
    Minister of National Defence Bio
  • Hon. Kevin G. Lynch
    Vice Chair, BMO Financial Group Bio
  • Hon. Sandra Pupatello
    Strategic Advisor: Industry, Global Markets & Public Sector, PwC Bio
  • Hon. Stephane Dion
    Minister of Foreign Affairs Bio
  • Jennifer Bond
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa Bio
  • Rohinton P. Medhora
    President, CIGI Bio
  • Roland Paris
    Senior Advisor, Foreign Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister Bio
  • Ruma Bose
    President, Chobani Ventures / Global Entrepreneur’s Council, United Nations Foundation Bio
  • Stewart Beck
    President & CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation Bio
  • Taylor Owen
    Assistant Professor, Digital Media and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia Bio

VenueChateau Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7 CA