Letter from the President
The Hamilton Branch is the premier forum for discussing Canadian foreign policy and global politics in Hamilton, Ontario. We regularly meet at McMaster University and have enjoyed a long and rewarding relationship with their Department of Political Science. Our membership is an eclectic group of individuals from the various spheres of academia, social activism, education, public service, the business community, and aware and engaged citizens from Hamilton and the surrounding area.
We invite all interested people to get in touch with us and to come out and participate in the discussion on not just Canada’s place in the world, but of your own as well. We hope to see and hear from you soon.
President, CIC-Hamilton Branch
The Hamilton Branch of CIC is the former Hamilton Branch of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, founded in Hamilton in 1933, five years after a national charter was granted to this new, Ottawa-based organization by the then Prime Minister, Sir Robert Borden.
If Canada’s foreign ministers of today share a belief in the three D’s of Western foreign policy: Diplomacy, Development, Defence, it is because groups of interested and concerned people from the spheres of diplomacy, politics, academia, corporations and social activism, have come together over the years to discuss and debate Canada’s position on the urgent issues of the day.
CIC Hamilton has had a long and rewarding relationship with McMaster University in this intellectual and community-oriented effort. In the last few months, with the aid of the Department of Political Science, a new student entity, the Canadian International Council McMaster Club, (CICMC), has been created. The newly elected Executive is planning its own on-campus events to attract more student members while offering full access to all CIC Hamilton Branch events.
Mark S. Williams
Director of Program
Brooke P. Townsend
Director of Advertising
Director of Membership
Honorary Branch Advisors
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