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Twentieth-century Eastern European socialist economies promised comprehensive welfare benefits “from the cradle to the grave,” including generous state pensions, and had some of the lowest pension ages in the world; however, the expense of this agenda is often pointed to as a long-term cause of the collapse of these economies and its legacy as a drain on post-communist successors states’ budgets. Focusing on the Soviet example, this talk will look at the pitfalls of pension financing in the postwar period.

Classified as: faculty, max bell school, max bell school of public policy, staff, students, Fall 2020 Policy Lecture Series
19Oct202012:00
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This is the age of the pandemic. And that is truly terrifying. But it is also the age of the “infodemic,” and that too has some chilling features. We are relentlessly bombarded by a tsunami of information, the reliability of which is often questionable, especially when the source is social media. When it comes to controversial issues, be it in the area of medicine, nutrition, or environmental concerns, bloggers and politicians with sketchy relevant backgrounds are as likely to throw their hat into the ring as scientific experts.

Classified as: Office for Science and Society, OSS, Joe Schwarcz, hs-communications, Friends of the Library, alumni, mcgill alumni
26Oct202012:00
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This is the age of the pandemic. And that is truly terrifying. But it is also the age of the “infodemic,” and that too has some chilling features. We are relentlessly bombarded by a tsunami of information, the reliability of which is often questionable, especially when the source is social media. When it comes to controversial issues, be it in the area of medicine, nutrition, or environmental concerns, bloggers and politicians with sketchy relevant backgrounds are as likely to throw their hat into the ring as scientific experts.

Classified as: Office for Science and Society, OSS, Joe Schwarcz, hs-communications, Friends of the Library, alumni, mcgill alumni
29Oct202015:00
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Details regarding the webinar to follow. 

This webinar is for Max Bell School MPP students only. See our Fall 2020 Policy Lecture Series for other webinars that are open to the public.

Classified as: faculty, max bell school, max bell school of public policy, staff, students, Fall 2020 Policy Lecture Series
12Nov202015:00
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Details regarding the webinar to follow. 

About Howard Balloch

Howard Balloch was Canada’s ambassador to China from 1996 to 2001. Since then, he has remained in China as a merchant banker. The firm he founded in 2001 was acquired in 2011 by global investment bank Canaccord Genuity. Today, Howard Balloch is Chairman of Canaccord Genuity Asia, and oversees the firm’s expansions there.

Classified as: faculty, max bell school, max bell school of public policy, staff, students, Fall 2020 Policy Lecture Series
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