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Throughout the year, The Faculty of Public Affairs holds a variety of lectures and events. These lectures present well-known or accomplished academics and professionals to the campus community and beyond to stimulate discussion and raise the profile of higher learning, Carleton University, and the Faculty of Public Affairs.

All Upcoming Events 

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Visions for Canada 2042
March 2-4, 2017
Imagining a Future Canada:
An Interdisciplinary Conference

In celebration of Carleton’s 75th Anniversary, the Faculty of Public Affairs will look ahead to when Carleton turns 100.

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Research Month

February and March
A Celebration of Our Research
FPA Research Month is an annual celebration of FPA’s groundbreaking research that brings together Carleton scholars with academic researchers from across Canada to discuss the significant achievements of the past year.

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FPA Connects
Fall and Winter Term
Previously: Undergraduate Showcase and 180HRE
FPA Connects is about building connections between FPA students and their university, local, national, and international communities.

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FPA Currents
September 
Previously: Thomas Homer-Dixon – Leap to Where? Elements of a Canadian climate policy that could be both feasible and enough. 

FPA Currents is an annual lecture with a theme that lies at the intersection of politics, policy, journalism and current affairs.


The Bell Lecture
March 
Previously: Rosemary Barton – Why Journalism Matters (now more than ever before)
The Dick, Ruth, and Judy Bell Lecture is an annual lecture that honours the contributions of individuals to the political and public life of Canada.


The Graham Lecture
June 7, 2017
Ry Moran – Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
The Katherine A.H. Graham Lecture on Aboriginal Policy is an annual discussion related to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada.

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Monthly, September through April
Join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs.

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Bagels and Banter

Monthly, September through March
A monthly opportunity to discuss shared research and teaching and learning topics with faculty members in a relaxed setting. Learn about new topics, teaching methods and potential research collaborations.