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.

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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.


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


Bagels and Banter
Monthly, September through April
An 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.

The Bell Lecture
Previously: Jean Charest 
former Premier of Quebec and Deputy Prime Minister of Canada


Natan Obed
The Graham Lecture
Previously: Natan Obed – President ITK (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami)
The Katherine A.H. Graham Lecture on Aboriginal Policy is an annual discussion related to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada.

FPA Currents
Previously: Greg Ip, How Resurgent Nationalism is Reshaping Economics and the World.

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

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

Event Videos
Watch video recordings of some of our previous events.

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