2020 Past Events

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Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy Events

Online webinars

November 23 and November 30, 2020

These events will be moderated by Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy Director, Taylor Owen, who is the Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics and Communications and an Associate Professor at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. 

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Fall 2020 Policy Lecture Series

September 17-December 10, 2020

Online webinars

Covering issues such as Civil Society’s digital transition, the politics of pensions in Russia, resilient policies to mitigate the multifaceted consequences of COVID-19, our Fall 2020 Policy Lectures Series offers a comprehensive look into complex policy topics.

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Choosing the Right Target : Real Options for the Bank of Canada’s Mandate Renewal

Choosing the Right Target : Real Options for the Bank of Canada’s Mandate Renewal

September 22-25, 2020

Online conference

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the world, pushing the global economy into recession and forcing countries to take on nearly unprecedented levels of public debt. Discussion and debate over the pathway to economic recovery are already underway. In this context, monetary policy is a crucial policy tool.

The Bank of Canada’s mandate is up for renewal next year, and it is time to start thinking about what monetary policy in the post-pandemic era should look like.

From September 22 to 25, join McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy for a four-day online conference Choosing the Right Target, during which independent economists from across Canada, the United States, and Europe will examine the Bank’s mandate and explore the most credible options for the next phase of Canadian monetary policy.

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Graduation 2020

The first cohort of the Max Bell School MPP program will be graduating in July with an online ceremony.

Meet our accomplished class of 2020 here.


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Public Policy During a Global Pandemic

ONLINE WEBINAR SERIES

This ongoing series of webinars and briefing notes addresses a range of policy issues in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic such as economics, intergovernmental cooperation, the role of international institutions, and misinformation. Recordings of these webinars are available to the public on a rolling basis.

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Winter 2020 Policy Lecture Series

POSTPONED

Max Bell School of Public Policy, 680 Sherbrooke St. W., 6th Floor

Covering issues such as the changing nature of work, cannabis legalisation, climate change, and the opiate epidemic, our Winter 2020 Policy Lectures Series is an opportunity for a deeper dive into key policy issues. These academic talks are intended for the McGill community and the policy interested public.

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International Policy Leaders and Alumni Networking Evening

Feb 25 | 2020

Max Bell School of Public Policy, 688 Sherbrooke St. W., 6th Floor

With the founding of the Max Bell School of Public Policy, there has never been a better time to bring together Montreal’s public policy leader community. On February 25, the Max Bell School of Public Policy teaching faculty, Max Bell MPP students, and alumni from the world’s top MPP programs gathered together for the chance to connect and exchange ideas with other policy professionals.

Participants included alumni from Columbia SIPA, Harvard Kennedy School, Oxford Blavatnik School of Government, LSE School of Public Policy, Cambridge, Yale and other global MPP programmes. The evening was the first of a series of events leading to the creation of a unique local community and powerful international network.

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The Future of Climate Change Policy and Politics in Canada

Feb 11 | 2020

Max Bell School of Public Policy, 688 Sherbrooke St. W., 6th Floor

Professors Chantal Hébert, Sébastien Jodoin, and Christopher Ragan had an in-depth look at the future of climate change policy and politics in Canada, and demystified this complex but important debate. The panel discussion was followed by a question period.

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MPP Speed Mentoring Session

Jan 14 | 2020

Max Bell School of Public Policy, 688 Sherbrooke St. W., 6th Floor

On January 14, 2020, Max Bell MPP students had the opportunity to meet mentors working across a range of fields. The evening was organized by Catherine Stace, the newly appointed Career Services Manager at the Max Bell School.

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