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BGCCIH: The Brexit and its Implications for the EU and Canadian Foreign Policy

September 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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The recently-held British referendum on whether or not the United Kingdom should leave the European Union has generated much discussion worldwide. While the country’s response to Brexit has been confirmed, much remains unknown—including the implications of said Brexit for the greater EU and, more specifically, for Canadian foreign policy. Please join the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and Massey College for a free panel discussion on Brexit on Thursday, September 29 from 12-2PM in the Campbell Conference Facility of the Munk School. Speakers include Mel Cappe, Randall Hansen, and the Honourable Hugh Segal.
This event is co-hosted by Massey College and co-sponsored by the Munk School of Global Affairs; the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History; Massey College; the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School; the Canadian Studies program at University College; and the International Relations Society.
Light refreshments and a pizza lunch will be served. Space is limited, so please register online by clicking on the link below.
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Date and Time
September 29, 2016
12:00pm to 2:00pm
1 Devonshire Place
Campbell Conference Centre, Munk School
Toronto, ON
Mel Cappe: Mel Cappe is Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. He teaches in the Masters Program and is Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in Public Policy. From 2006-2011 he was President of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Prior to that for four years he was High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom. Before that he served as Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service in Ottawa. Earlier in his career he held senior economic and policy positions in the Departments of Finance and Industry. He was Deputy Secretary to the Treasury Board, Deputy Minister of the Environment, Deputy Minister of Human Resources Development, Deputy Minister of Labour and Chairman of the Employment Insurance Commission. He did graduate studies in Economics at the Universities of Western Ontario and Toronto and has honourary doctorates from both. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Randall Hansen: Randall Hansen is Director of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Immigration & Governance in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He works on Immigration and Citizenship, Demography and Population Policy and the Effects of War on Civilians. His published works include Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance after Operation Valkyrie (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), Sterilized by the State: Eugenics, Race and the Population Scare in 20th Century North America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014), Fire and Fury: the Allied Bombing of Germany (Penguin, 2009), and Citizenship and Immigration in Post-War Britain (Oxford University Press, 2000).
Hugh Segal: Hugh Segal is the fifth Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto. While in the Senate of Canada (Conservative, Ontario) he Chaired both the committees on Foreign Affairs and Anti-Terrorism. A graduate in history from the University of Ottawa, he is a former President of the Institute for Research on Public Policy in Montreal and Senior Fellow at both the Queen’s School of Policy Studies and School of Business. He is the Honourary Chair of the Navy League of Canada and a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute in Calgary. An honorary Captain in the Royal Canadian Navy, Master Segal holds honorary doctorates from the Royal Military College and his Alma Mater. He was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2003.


September 29, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT