December 12, 2022
On the occasion of a meeting of the Canada-US Commission on China at McGill University, the Wilson Centre’s Canada Institute and the Max Bell School of Public Policy are pleased to host a public event on 12 December.
December 2, 2022
An opportunity for prospective students to see the Max Bell School space and meet McGill Master of Public Policy students, alumni, faculty and staff!
Humour, Hate and Harm: Rethinking dignity, equality and free speech after the SCC’s decision in Ward v Quebec
November 25, 2022
This half-day hybrid conference explored the legal and policy dimensions of these tensions following the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on the interactions among freedom of expression, human dignity, and equality law. The Court’s 2021 decision in Ward v Quebec, which involved allegations of discrimination against Montreal comedian Mike Ward, reset the boundaries among these values, circumscribing the rights of minorities and of peoples with disabilities, among others.
Human Trafficking: What You Need To Know
November 8, 2022
Human trafficking can happen to any person, regardless of age, culture, income, orientation, gender, or neighbourhood. Traffickers find their victims online, at schools, malls, parties, libraries, hotels, and bus stops. Studies have shown that although traffickers recruit from all areas and backgrounds, marginalized, lower-income young people are often more at risk. This workshop was presented by visiting professor Olivia Smith.
A Conversation with Nordic Ambassadors
November 8, 2022
The Ambassadors to Canada from Denmark, Hanne Fugl Eskjær; Finland, Roy Eriksson; Iceland, Hlynur Guðjónsson; Norway, Jon Elvedal Fredriksen; and Sweden, Urban Ahlin, visited McGill to engage with students and academics about policy concerns as climate change and Arctic security.
This invite-only conversation with McGill students, faculty, and Arctic researchers focused on Arctic security and sovereignty, including their connection to such cross-cutting themes as sustainable development and Indigenous rights.
October 25, 2022
Join us in Montreal as we usher in a new academic year, welcome back our MPP alumni to campus, and celebrate our graduates the night before McGill Fall Convocation. A lively policy discussion will be followed by a reunion reception where we can meet new friends and renew relationships.
October 19, 2022
The 2022 Beaverbrook Annual Lecture will consider the US case and address broader questions surrounding free speech and social media regulation. Such questions include: why do we protect free speech? Is free speech still worth protecting? Why is free speech online more complex than free speech offline? What kinds of regulations should we oppose in this space and which should we welcome?
September 13, 2022
This panel - Jennifer Welsh, Vincent Rigby, Ali Dizboni, and Andrew Potter - looked at the future of national security in the world of the n-block war, addressing questions such as: How should we prepare? What should we prioritize? With whom should we ally?
June 9, 2022
Ravi Venkatesan, the founder of the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME),explores the challenges and opportunities facing Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs), mass entrepreneurship, and strategies for enabling conditions.
Shaping Local and Global Policies for Small Business: Insights from Former President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos
March 29, 2022
Former president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, discussed his experiences in creating an enabling environment to drive impact and economic growth through private/public partnerships.
March 3, 2022
Addressing the recent military operation in Ukraine, Timofiy Mylovanov, Kerry Buck, T.V. Paul and Jennifer Welsh discuss what this action tells the world about Russia's goals and military capability, the strength of the Ukrainian resistance, and how international institutions - including NATO and the United Nations - are being tested.
February 25, 2022
As part of Black History Month, speakers Terri Givens and Tshepo Madlingozi unpacked decolonization as a conceptual framework and disrupting mainstream approaches to public policy.
February 16, 2022
This session features two experts from Kenya and Nigeria, Adron Naggayi Nalinya and Toki Mabogunje, who shared their experiences in building the skills of entrepreneurs and supportive infrastructure to shape micro and macro-economic and financial, and sector-specific policies that positively influence their ecosystem.