Thursday, February 15, 2018

Carleton to Launch 2018 FPA Research Month

Carleton University’s Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) is set to launch its fourth annual FPA Research Month (#FPAResearch) on Feb. 26, 2018.

  • When: February 26 until March 23, 2018
  • Location: Various
  • Note: Individual events may take place in different locations and require event registration/tickets. Please check the website for full event details.

FPA Research Month celebrates the breadth of research produced in FPA while bringing together graduate and undergraduate students as well as faculty and community members to explore a broad range of societal issues.

The public and the Carleton community are invited to participate in discussions about the great work Carleton researchers are doing.

Featured events this year include:

Bell Lecture: Change, Trends and Canada, with Jean Charest, former Quebec Premier

When: February 27, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Richcraft Hall, Carleton University
Further information and registration:

Charest will share his perspectives on current international trends, including international trade agreements, technological change, international politics and other topics essential for understanding national and international relations.

Charest will discuss the future of NAFTA and its impact on Canadian business. He will also discuss Canada’s commitment to strengthening its place in the world and addressing global challenges.

Visions for Equality: Imagining a world that challenges inequality and celebrates diversity

Inspired by the success of the 2017 conference, Visions for Canada 2042, FPA will explore a new topic in 2018: Visions for Equality.

When: March 8, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Richcraft Hall, Carleton University
Agenda and Registration information:

This one-day conference features interdisciplinary panel discussions on topics such as:

  • Perspectives of Gender and Equality
  • Because it’s 2018: Feminism, Law and Equality in the Trudeau Era
  • It’s Still Cold in Here: Visions for Campus Equality
  • Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Visions of Equality
  • Equality in Our World: Global or International Approaches?
  • Building Equity or Inequality? International Development in Theory, Practice and Education
  • The Shadow Side of Equality

FPA is home to a robust community of researchers who are internationally known and recognized in their fields. Please join us for this free day-long discussion on one of our society’s most pressing issues.

19th Annual Kesterton Lecture presented by Carol Off

When: March 22, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Where: Richcraft Hall, Carleton University
Information and Registration:

The Kesterton Lecture, Carleton Journalism’s signature annual public event, honours Wilfred Kesterton’s pioneering contribution to journalism education in this country. Wilfred Kesterton was a Saskatchewan-born newspaperman and Second World War veteran when he became one of the earliest graduates of Carleton’s new Bachelor of Journalism program in 1949.

The 2017 Kesterton Lecture will be presented by CBC’s Carol Off, co-host of CBC Radio’s flagship evening current affairs program As it Happens.

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