National Capital (Ottawa)
Letter from the President
Welcome to the National Capital Branch’s website. Our large and expanding membership includes a wide variety of people with vast experience in one or more aspects of foreign policy including politicians and many public servants from various government departments as well as members from the private sector, young professionals and students from the Norman Paterson School of International affairs at Carleton and the Centre for International Policy at the University of Ottawa. A major thrust over the past year was to reach out to students with a series of events organized as “Politics in the Pub”. In terms of raising our profile, almost every one of our dinner events is now taped by CPAC for future broadcast and there is a link to them on this site. Over the past two years we’ve welcomed over a hundred new members under 35. Our Youth caucus meets regularly to discuss how to engage with young professionals. We’ve held a series of a career-orientation ‘speed date’ evenings at Carleton, in association with Fen Hampson and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and at the University of Ottawa with the support of Roland Paris and the Center for International Policy Studies.
Given our location, the CIC National Capital Branch aims to be a pro-active participant in the foreign affairs community in the National Capital Region and beyond. We support the CIC’s research vocation by fostering greater dialogue among public policy makers, academia and the private sector.
This report is the result of a seminar that took place on February 6, 2013 in Ottawa.
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CPAC recording and Senator Roméo Dallaire’s presentation from February 28 event on the Genocide Prevention Initiative are now available
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