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.

FPA Research Series

Fall and Winter Semesters
The FPA Research Series highlights important conferences, panel discussions and research workshops held throughout the academic year.


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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 March
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
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.


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

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Emerging Perspectives: FPA Graduate Conference

Sharing student research from across FPA.


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

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