Drawing on the latest insights into the importance of social networks, this will be an interactive evening of ideas exchange and discussion with a panel of experts from the Aga Khan Development Network and CIFAR’s program in Social Interactions, Identity and Well-being.

The evening will inspire and inform policy-makers, scholars, practitioners and engaged citizens who are searching for new ways to understand well-being and to build resilience in vulnerable communities worldwide.

Program – June 2, 2014

5:00 pm: Reception as guests gather and network

5:30 pm: Welcome and remarks from Moderator, Helen Branswell

5:50 pm: CIFAR Senior Fellow Alex Haslam will draw on his international research to establish the link between identity, leadership, social groups and health.

6:05 pm: CIFAR Advisor John Berry will speak about how strong identities matter to the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in Asia and around the world.

6:35 pm: Q&A

7:00 pm: Closing and move back to reception

The panel discussion, including an opening/closing reception, will take place at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat at 199 Sussex Dr. in Ottawa from 17:00 – 19:30 on Monday June 2, 2014.

This event is free of charge. We ask you to register as space is limited.