FPA Currents is an annual lecture. The topic for the lecture will vary, but the theme will always be at the intersection of politics, policy, journalism and current affairs.
The name of the series – FPA Currents – has several overlapping meanings. Firstly, it is held in Richcraft Hall which is adjacent to the Rideau River – hence the “Currents.” As well, it is an event that is squarely focused on current affairs and the Faculty thinks of currents as “moving forward,” which ties in to FPA’s five-year plan called “Moving FPA Forward.”
The event takes place in September.
The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Ip Speaks on the Global Rise of Nationalism
According to Gregory Ip, the recent rise of nationalism didn’t begin with Brexit or the election of Donald Trump, but with the 2010 election of the nationalist Viktor Orban in... More
Feasible and Enough: Thomas Homer-Dixon Makes Case for Climate Change Action
Expert on Global Systems Delivers the 2016 FPA Currents Lecture At one point in his hour-long discussion of climate change, Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon posted a slide of a Venn diagram.... More
BBC Journalist Lyse Doucet Calls for Collaboration on Refugee Crisis
International Correspondent says Universities Can Play a Role in Repairing Broken Societies. Award-winning journalist Lyse Doucet called on politicians, university researchers, and individuals to find more effective ways to heal... More
“Blending language, culture and ethnicity, the new nationalism coincides with and reinforces the declining influence of elite opinion, whether academics, scientists or journalists.”
“Leap to Where: Elements of a Canadian climate policy that could be both feasible and enough”
A Big World Gets Smaller
Crisis, Community and Leadership in Local Government
Nineteen Eighty-Four in 2012: The Assault on Reason