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Tuesday, November 8 • 08:00 - 15:00
2nd National Symposium on “Science Diplomacy,” / 2e Colloque national sur « La diplomatie scientifique »

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Organized by Canadian Science Policy Centre

The second Science Diplomacy symposium is being organized at a time when Canada is undergoing fundamental changes in policy directions surrounding international affairs. This year’s symposium on Science Diplomacy is particularly focused on bringing science diplomacy thinkers and practitioners together to share ideas on the following themes:

  • What steps should Canada take to build capacity in science diplomacy so Canadian scientific excellence can be positively projected in the global arena?  
  • How can Canada best combine its strength in scientific excellence with an already established reputation of nation building/peace-making?
  • What is Canada’s footprint in international collaborative projects in science and technology projects and how can it be improved?
  • What is Canada’s contribution to major international challenges where the solution lies in science and technology and how Canada can boost its engagement?
  • What are the current global trends and international practices in science diplomacy and what can Canada learn from them?



7:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:10 am Welcome & Introduction
Mehrdad Hariri

8:10 am – 8:30 am Opening Keynote
Stephen McGurk

8:30 am - 10:00 am Panel Session 1: Emerging Trends in Science Diplomacy
Daryl Copeland, Nabil Ayad, Paul Dufour, MargaretMccuaig-Johnston

10:00 am -10:15 am Morning Break

10:15 am -11:30 am Panel Session 2: Role of Canada in Global Affairs
Dimple Roy, Livia Bizicova, Joceyln Mackie,Naser Faruqi

11:30 am - 12:45 pmPanel Session 3: Building Capacity for ScienceDiplomacy in Canada - Interactive Session
Moderator: Mehrdad Hariri, All Speakers

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch
** Panel Talks will be followed by the InteractiveQ/A Session

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Nabil Ayad

The Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance, Loughborough University
Professor Nabil Ayad is the Director of The Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance at Loughborough University in London and is the founder and former Director and Rector of the London Academy of Diplomacy of the University of East Anglia’s London campus. He has over 30... Read More →
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Livia Bizikova

Director, IISD
Livia Bizikova is a Director at IISD’s SDGs Knowledge Program with experience in the fields of climate change adaptation, sustainable development, environmental management, environmental governance and mainstreaming, and indicator development and measurement of SD trends. Livia’s... Read More →

Paula Brand

Director of Sustainable Development Policy, Environment Canada
I am a proud Agro from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Soil Science.  After several years of professional experience, I received a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Guelph.   I have spent over 25... Read More →
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Daryl Copeland

Senior Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
Daryl Copeland, Senior Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and Policy Fellow at the University of Montreal’s Centre for International Studies and Research (CERIUM), is an analyst, author, consultant and educator specializing in science and technology, diplomacy, international policy, global issues and public management. From 1981 to 2011 Mr. Copeland served as a Canadian diplomat, with postings in Thailand, Ethiopia, New Zealand and Malaysia... Read More →
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Naser Faruqui

Director of Technology and Innovation, International Development Research Centre
Naser Faruqui is the Director of Technology and Innovation at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). He leads a global team that helps developing countriesuse science, technology, and innovation for sustainable and equitable development. He has moderated many... Read More →
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Mehrdad Hariri

President and CEO, Canadian Science Policy Centre
Mehrdad Hariri is the founder and CEO of the Canadian Science Policy Centre, a not-profit virtual for science and innovation policy in Canada. He founded the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC), a national multidisciplinary forum dedicated to the Canadian Science Technology... Read More →
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Jocelyn Mackie

Vice President Operations & General Counsel, Grand Challenges Canada
Jocelyn Mackie is a member of the management team at Grand Challenges Canada, overseeing the organization’s operations, finance, and government relations efforts. She acts as Secretary to the Board and provides legal and strategic advice to the programs team to enable the many innovators... Read More →
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Margaret McCuaig-Johnston

Senior Fellow, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, and China Institute
Margaret McCuaig-Johnston is Senior Fellow at both the Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa and the China Institute at the University of Alberta where she has publishing and advising on China’s science, technology and innovation. Over a 37 career... Read More →
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Stephen McGurk

Vice-President, Program and Partnership Branch, International Development Research Centre
A trained economist and Sinologist, Stephen McGurk has spent more than three decades studying Asia’s rural development.Prior to being Vice-President, McGurk was the Director of IDRC’s Agriculture and Environment program. This program is dedicated to supporting research that seeks... Read More →
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Denis Robert

Director of the Policy Research, Strategic Engagement and Foresight, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
From August 2012 until August 2016, Mr. Denis Robert was Canada’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. He is presently the Director of the Policy Research, Strategic Engagement and Foresight at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade... Read More →
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Dimple Roy

Director, Water Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Dimple Roy is the Director of the Water Program at the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Ms. Roy provides research leadership, policy analyses, and management functions on water and water related issues in Canada and globally. She has been working on watershed management... Read More →

Tuesday November 8, 2016 08:00 - 15:00 EST
Room 211