Monday, February 22, 2010

Jeffrey Simpson on Canada and the Global Economy - March 2nd

Dr. Robin Gendron writes:

On Tuesday, March 2nd, the Nipissing Branch of the Canadian International Council and Nipissing University will be hosting a talk by Jeffrey Simpson entitled “Sink or Swim? Keeping Canada Afloat in the New Global Economy.” The talk will discuss the political and economic challenges that Canada faces in prospering within the dynamic global environment of the 21st century.

Jeffrey Simpson is the national affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail and has won all three of Canada's leading literary prizes -- the Governor-General's award for non-fiction book writing, the National Magazine Award for political writing, and the National Newspaper Award for column writing (twice). He has also won the Hyman Solomon Award for excellence in public policy journalism. In January, 2000, he became an Officer of the Order of Canada. He has published eight books, including most recently The Friendly Dictatorship: Reflections on Canadian Democracy (2001) and Hot Air: Meeting Canada’s Climate Change Challenge (2007) with Mark Jaccard and Nic Rivers.

The talk will be held from 7 – 8:30 pm in the Theatre at Nipissing University (room F213). Tickets are $5 at the door, $2 for students, and free for members of the Canadian International Council.

The Canadian International Council is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering the engagement of Canadians in Canadian foreign policy and in international issues generally.

For more information about this event or the CIC, please contact Robin Gendron at 474-3450 ext 4395 or