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Max Bell School's Master of Public Policy (MPP): A bold and innovative approach to public policy

The Max Bell School of Public Policy offers a full-time and intensive 11-month Master of Public Policy (MPP) program, beginning in September 2019. 

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Max Bell MPP: Core Policy Courses

The Max Bell School's director, Chris Ragan, provides information on the MPP's Core Policy Courses.

Max Bell MPP: Policy Case Studies

Christopher Ragan provides a closer look at the MPP's Policy Case Studies.  


Max Bell Policy Luncheon with Carolyn A. Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor at the Bank of Canada

 

Livestream of Speech by Carolyn A. Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada

November 20, 2018 | Major public policy issues around monetary policy frameworks and how those issues have become more complex in the post-global financial crisis world. - Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn A. Wilkins speaks before the Max Bell School of Public Policy. (13:00 (ET) approx.)


Responsible Journalism in the Age of Hyper-Polarization

 

Livestream from the event

October 30, 2018 | The Max Bell School of Public Policy welcomed Phil Gohier, Mark Lloyd, and Jennifer Ditchburn for a conversation moderated by Andrew Potter, which explored the demands and responses of responsible journalism in dealing with challenges of hyper-polarization.

 


Policy and Data Science Program (PODS) 

Policy and Data Science (PODS) Program 2018

Summer, 2018 | The PODS Summer Program is a cutting-edge program that selected promising arts students and gave them the technical skills to tackle Canada’s biggest policy problems.

A new generation of data-driven policy analysts

August 23, 2018 | Highlights of the closing event for the PODS Summer Program, celebrating the fellows and highlighting the policy issues they tackled this summer.


Bridging Divides: In Search of Sound Public Policies for Energy and Environment in Canada 

 

Opening remarks from Chris Ragan and David Dodge's keynote

June 6, 2018 | Opening remarks by Chris Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy and keynote presentation by David Dodge, Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones and Former Governor of the Bank of Canada at the Bridging Divides event in Calgary.

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Summary of public policies that work for the economy and the environment

June 6, 2018 | Highlights from the first panel discussion moderated by Chris Ragan, Chair, Canada's Ecofiscal Commission, Director, Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University featured panelists Jean Charest, Ed Whittingham, Steve Williams, and Jennifer Winter.

Summary of good public policies for Canada

June 6, 2018 | Highlights from the second panel discussion moderated by Pierre-Gerlier Forest, Director and James H. and Barbara A. Palmer Chair in Public Policy, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary featured speakers Stephen Cornish, Carol Anne Hilton, Preston Manning, and Carissima Mathen.


The White House: From Both Sides of The Border

 

Summary of the panel

April 4, 2018 | Highlights from The White House: From Both Sides of The Border featuring Andrew Cohen, David Shribman, John Farrell, Jackie Calmes and Lyndsay Duncombe. The White House: From Both Sides of The Border took place at the Faculty Club in McGill University. The Max Bell School of Public Policy welcomed a panel of journalism experts to discuss the changing tide of the Presidency and how it has impacted policy and politics in the United States and Canada.

How Trump Compares to Past Presidents

April 4, 2018 | Speakers Andrew Cohen, David Shribman, John Farrell, and Jackie Calmes discuss the current President of the United States while comparing him to his predecessors.

The Rise of Fake News

April 4, 2018 | The panel of expert journalists at the White House event discuss how the rise of fake news has impacted the political sphere in the United States.

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Max Bell School of Public Policy Launch

 

Paul Martin on the policies needed to support young Indigenous families

November 7, 2017 |The Right Honourable Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada; former Minister of Finance, discusses the lack of support provided to Indigenous children.

The Launch of the Max Bell School of Public Policy took place at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. The event featured a keynote delivered by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, PC, NAFTA Council Member and former interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and a panel discussion on Canada's Engagement on Global Issues and another panel on Addressing Canada's Domestic Challenges.

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Sheila Watt-Cloutier discussing the impact of bad policies on Indigenous Peoples in Canada

November 7, 2017 | Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Canadian Inuit activist and former Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference talks about the oppressive policies that have left Indigenous people in a constant state of emergency and how public policy schools must address it.

Jennifer Welsh on why Canadians need to care more about conflict

November 7, 2017 | Jennifer Welsh, Chair in International Relations at the European University Institute and former Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, speaks about the importance for Canadian public policy schools to think about conflict. 


About the Max Bell School of Public Policy

 

What makes the Max Bell School of Public Policy special?

In this interview with Christopher Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy, learn more about what sets the Max Bell School apart in the challenging world of policy making

Why McGill for the Max Bell School of Public Policy?

Christopher Ragan on the strengths McGill can contribute to a public policy school. 

Why does Canada need another school of public policy?

Christopher Ragan discusses why a public policy school is necessary in today's political climate. 


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