Dick, Ruth, and Judy 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. Speakers may include individuals who have been active in politics or public service or distinguished scholars in political science. The lectures themselves are generally devoted to discussions of political subjects, either in a present-day or historical context. Scholars and graduate students are encouraged to attend and use the lectures as a basis for further work in Canadian studies.
The Bell Lecture is hosted by the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs.
The event takes place in the Winter term.
|When:||Tuesday, February 27th, 2018|
|Time:||7:00 pm — 9:00 pm|
The 2018 Bell Lecture will be delivered by Jean Charest. Mr. Charest served as the Premier of Quebec, as the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, the leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party, and the leader of the Quebec Liberal Party.
In a speech entitled “Change, Trends and Canada,” Mr. Charest will share his unique perspective on current international trends including international trade agreements, technological change, international politics and other related topics essential for the understanding of national and international relations.
Additionally, Mr. Charest will discuss the future of NAFTA and its impact on the Canadian business landscape. He will also address the topic of Canada’s commitment to strengthening its place in the world and addressing global challenges.
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