Victoria has had a long history and interest in international affairs. Victoria became a branch of the forerunner Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA) in 1936.
Today, the Branch has over 200 active members, including academics, students, former public servants both from Foreign Affairs and the military, and interested public. Events of the Victoria Branch include a monthly luncheon speakers’ series, held at the Union Club of BC. In addition, the Branch hosts a series, Politics in the Pub, an informal evening of panel discussions on various topics drawing on local expertise; has organized events on campuses of both the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University and last October held an international conference in Victoria on “Pacific Northwest Gateway to Asia: Trade, Energy and Managing the Environmental Challenge”.
New members are welcome and should contact the Branch President at firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Chairman (Ex officio)
Members at Large
On March 2, the Victoria Branch hosted John Foster and Charles Kang for a discussion of the influence of energy issues on international relations. Below are photos fro…
Pacific Northwest Gateway to Asia: Trade, Energy and Managing the Environmental Challenge
Victoria Branch, Canadian International Council
Victoria, BC, October …
As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations grind slowly forward, China and Taiwan are engage…