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UNA-Canada & the Balsillie School of International Affairs Launch an International Issues Speake

OTTAWA, ON 2020 March 9 - The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada), in partnership with the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), is pleased to announce a new Speakers’ Series. With four sessions a year, the first is UN Security Council Membership: Opportunities and Challenges as a Non-Permanent Member of the Council, timed with Canada’s aspiration for a seat on the Council. This High-Level Panel will bring together key stakeholders in industry, academia, government and young scholars.

When: Friday 2020 March 13

Where: The Westin Ottawa, Rm. Governor General #2

RSVP: here

As Canada campaigns for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council UNA-Canada and BSIA are pleased to bring together some leading thinkers on the value and opportunities of a place at the table.

United Nations Association in Canada, President & CEO, Kathryn White: “This partnership with the Balsillie School is one that will bring new insights on pressing international issues to policy makers and takers as well as the next generation of global citizens.” Balsillie School of International Affairs Director Ann Fitz-Gerald: “This inaugural High-Level Panel provides a platform to showcase thinking on opportunities for the Security Council in addressing 21st century challenges”.

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For more information contact:

Joan Broughton

(613) 232-5751 ext 253


The School

The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) is a collaborative partnership between two universities and a public policy think tank. Its mandate is to develop new solutions to humanity’s critical problems and to improve global governance, now and in the future. Situated at the heart of Waterloo’s intellectual square mile, the School provides an unmatched ability to connect today’s experts with tomorrow’s leaders in critical debate and analysis.

The Programs

The BSIA is home to four degree programs offered by our partner institutions: a Master in International Public Policy (MIPP), a Master of Arts in Global Governance (MAGG), a MBA/MIPP double degree, and a PhD in Global Governance.

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