Become a Supporter

2011 CIC Globalist of the Year: Naguib Sawiris

By: /
25 July, 2011

FIFTH ANNUAL CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL GALA DINNER 

Jim Balsillie and Geoff Beattie
cordially invite you to attend a Gala Evening

Special presentation of the 2011 Globalist of the Year Award to Naguib Sawiris

Mr. Sawiris stood in support of protestors in Tahrir Square during the revolution and is committed to political liberalization in his country and beyond. He is the Founding Member of the new Egyptian political party Al Masreyeen Al Aharrar and the Founder of Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E.

Following his keynote speech, Mr. Sawiris will participate in a question and answer period moderated by Chrystia Freeland.

Table sponsorships are available at the CIC Senate ($100,000), Platinum ($25,000) and Gold ($10,000) levels.

To purchase an individual ticket, click here >

Please contact info@opencanada.org for more information or to purchase a table.

Before you click away, we’d like to ask you for a favour … 

Journalism in Canada has suffered a devastating decline over the last two decades. Dozens of newspapers and outlets have shuttered. Remaining newsrooms are smaller. Nowhere is this erosion more acute than in the coverage of foreign policy and international news. It’s expensive, and Canadians, oceans away from most international upheavals, pay the outside world comparatively little attention.

At Open Canada, we believe this must change. If anything, the pandemic has taught us we can’t afford to ignore the changing world. What’s more, we believe, most Canadians don’t want to. Many of us, after all, come from somewhere else and have connections that reach around the world.

Our mission is to build a conversation that involves everyone — not just politicians, academics and policy makers. We need your help to do so. Your support helps us find stories and pay writers to tell them. It helps us grow that conversation. It helps us encourage more Canadians to play an active role in shaping our country’s place in the world.

Become a Supporter