Canada's Hub for International Affairs

National Capital (Ottawa)


Letter from the President

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the homepage of the National Capital Branch.

With over 350 members many with careers in the international activities of our country we have significant capacity, with eight teams providing vibrant programming:

  • Monthly dinner meetings, frequently covered by CPAC;
  • Our activities with something of a youth focus involve our monthly Politics @ the Pub gatherings, Career Expos, and CIC at the University of Ottawa events;
  • And four study groups – on Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East – each holding meetings with speakers, as often as once a month;
  • Finally, the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) organizes events of learning and discussion for senior civil servants. As well, the FPI organized a major conference on South East Asia in Ottawa in November 2014.

On behalf of the board, we look forward to meeting you, and hope you find some things of interest in our programming for you.

David Dyment PhD
President, CIC National Capital Branch



Please explore this page for materials from two recent conferences, and to learn more about the range of our activities. Our programming generates often as many as three events a week, from September through June.

Perhaps click on the link “Study Groups” if you’re interested in learning more about the four regions of the world for which we have groups.

Please enjoy our programming and associated web content!


Branch Executive

David Dyment

Sara Ghoreishi Nejad

Past President
John Noble

Randolf Harrold

Katherine Burke

Stephen Baranyi
John Burnett
Abbie Dann
Dan Edwards
David Halton
Hugh Henry
Bruce Jutzi
Vicken Koundakjian
Akbar Manoussi
Louise Ouimet
Diane Tisdall
Tolga Yalkin

Wisam Salih

George Jacoby

Ex Officio
Corey Campbell
(Saint Paul University Student)
Olivia Dorey (uOttawa student)
Joseph Landry
(Carleton student)


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