2019 Past Events

   

Steven Pinker in Conversation with Jennifer Welsh

May 16, 2019

New York City

Author and Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University Steven Pinker is joined by international relations scholar Jennifer Welsh. Welsh joined McGill in 2019, where she holds a joint appointment between the Department of Political Science and the new Max Bell School of Public Policy, and serves as director of the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies.

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Electoral Integrity and Disinformation | Pre-election Breakfast Series

May 7, 2019

Rideau Club, Toronto

McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy and Policy Options has assembled a panel to discuss social media and its impact on electoral integrity in light of Canada's upcoming election. Join us for a conversation moderated by Jennifer Ditchburn, editor-in-chief of Policy Options magazine.

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The Canada-U.S. Relationship: Past and Future

April 26, 2019

Faculty Club, Montreal

Join the Max Bell School of Public Policy for a half-day conference to examine the past and imagine the future of these two great nations, covering issues from trade to populism and from climate change to immigration.

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Fighting Climate Change and Building New Pipelines: Crazy or Coherent?

April 10, 2019

Centre Mont-Royal, Montreal

The Max Bell School of Public Policy organized a panel discussion — featuring experts with views across the spectrum of this issue — which explored the policy implications and realities of building new pipelines and fighting climate change at the same time.

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Indigenous-Crown Relations | Pre-election Breakfast Series

April 2, 2019

Rideau Club, Ottawa

McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy and Policy Options has assembled a panel to discuss Indigenous-Crown Relations in light of the upcoming election. Join us for a conversation moderated by Jennifer Ditchburn, editor-in-chief of Policy Options magazine.

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What makes societies happy? The dawn of happiness-guided policies

March 21, 2019

Thomson House, Montreal

Join the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Max Bell School of Public Policy in celebrating the International Day of Happiness with this discussion led by Chris Barrington-Leigh.

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What to Expect in the Coming Election? Policy Insights from Political Insiders

March 5, 2019

University Club, Toronto 

McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy has assembled a panel of connected political insiders for a breakdown of what to expect in the next federal election. Join us on March 5, 2019 at the University Club in Toronto for this engaging discussion and insights into the policy issues that will matter in 2019.

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Climate Change Policy | Pre-election Breakfast Series

February 25, 2019

Rideau Club, Ottawa 

McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy and Policy Options has assembled a panel to discuss climate change policy in light of the upcoming federal election. Join us for a conversation moderated by Jennifer Ditchburn, editor-in-chief of Policy Options magazine.

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Does Rising Populism Threaten Good Public Policy?

February 5, 2019

Faculty Club, McGill University

Populism is that rare phenomenon that both defies easy definition and defines movements from the United States to Hungary, from Ontario to the Czech Republic. In an era marked by the ascendancy of Donald J. Trump and autocrats in Eastern Europe, the term ''populist''--which once actually described a formidable 19th century American force and even a political party--has special power. The Max Bell School of Public Policy has assembled a distinguished panel to examine the meaning of both the word and the movement -- and to provide perspective on the politics of the age. 

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Improving Canada's Tax System

January 31, 2019

Rideau Club, Ottawa, ON

The Fall Economic Update contained a handful of tax measures designed to keep Canada’s businesses competitive with those of the United States. But what of the myriad other aspects of our tax system that might also be due for change? Does the system adequately address the changing nature of the economy and Canadian society? How does it measure up to those of other countries? Are there ways to make the system less complex?

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Student Info Session: Max Bell School's MPP

January 15 & 16, 2019

Wendy Patrick Room, Wilson Hall

The Max Bell School of Public Policy hosted an information session over lunch on the new Master of Public Policy Program at McGill University. This session, delivered by Chris Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School, answered students' questions about MPP details, admission requirements, tuition and fees, and living in Montreal.

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