20-28 October 2008

Russian Government Officials Study Tour – Carleton University,

The Centre organized a week-long study tour for a dozen senior officials from the Russian Duma who were visiting Canada to learn about the management of parliamentary institutions. The Centre worked with the Parliamentary Centre (based in Ottawa) to assemble an outstanding program of speakers and visits to the legislatures in Ottawa and Toronto. The Centre worked with the Russian Academy of Public Administration to organize a variety of study tours over the next two years.

October 9-13, 2008

World Public Forum, Rhodes, Greece,

Profs. Dutkiewicz and Pal attended the 6th Annual World Public Forum’s Dialogue of Civilizations conference in Rhodes, Greece, October 9-13, 2008. Prof. Dutkiewicz chaired one of theme panels over two days on governance, which heard from over 30 presenters around the world. He was one of the rapporteurs to the closing plenary meetings. Prof. Pal gave a presentation on recent trends in governance and in public management.

World Public Forum, Rhodes, Greece, October 9-13, 2009

World Public Forum, Rhodes, Greece, October 9-13, 2009
More information about the World Public Forum may be found at

2-24 September 2008


Prof. Leslie Pal was a keynote speaker at a conference entitled “Power: Forms, Dynamics, Consequences” (http://www.uta.fi/Power2008/). He presented his paper entitled “Panopticons of Power: Global Organizations and the Influence of Standards on Governance”, and then gave two lectures on policy-making at Comenius University, Bratislava. The first lecture presented the study of public policy and recent developments in the field, and the second explored practical policy-making in government, through the lens of several projects Prof. Pal has worked on in Canada and internationally.

The full program of the conference may be found at: http://www.uta.fi/Power2008/

18-19 April 2008

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “Energy Policy Debates – East and West”

Organized jointly with Trento University, Italy
Sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States
Publication will follow. Please see www.soc.unitn.it/energy for details

The aim of this conference is to explore whether Europe and North America are diverging in the way they see energy security. Rather than take a narrow and conventional view of both security and energy, the conference wants to bring together a number of different strands of the current debate about energy and examine them within a broader debate about the meaning of security. Discussion will focus on the following five themes:

  1. Energy security and power politics
  2. Energy security and democratization
  3. Energy security, competitiveness and the environment
  4. Energy security and regional integration
  5. Energy security and economic liberalization

April-May 2008

SEMINAR on Good Governance in Russia (to be confirmed)
Organized jointly with the Canadian Institute of International Affairs and CERBA in Toronto and Ottawa

May 2008

VISITING SCHOLAR Prof. G. Gorzelak on EU Policies Revised (to be confirmed)

June 2008

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “Managing Multicultural Education” (to be confirmed)
Organized jointly with the Dialogue of Civilizations Foundation (Russia)

30 November – 12 December 2007

STUDY TOUR by delegates from the Russian Academy of Public Administration (RAPA)
Please see Projects section for details

01 November 2007

LECTURE by Prof. Dr. Anton Bebler on “The Problem of Kosovo”
Organized jointly with the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University