The Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union, Economics Student Association, the International Relations Society, and the European Studies Student Association are hosting a Pub Night at Shoeless Joe’s.
Looking to gain some experience in international relations outside of UofT? Come and join us before our social to hear about the experiences of upper-year students in finding IR-related internships! Our student panel will speak about their paid and unpaid internships working in a variety of fields, including diplomacy, policy think tanks, financial institutions and more! Learn about the range of opportunities available to you, where to find them, and how to apply.
With the ice melting rapidly, the Arctic is becoming more accessible to tourists, corporations, and politicians who wish to take advantage of the North for its changing environment. What does this mean for the Arctic peoples and states? How will the future of Arctic governance look like? Please join the former premier of Yukon, Tony Penikett, as he delivers his remarks on this topic and discusses his upcoming book. All are welcome to attend.
This event is being co-hosted with the International Relations Society and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International Relations
You are cordially invited to our roundtable discussion on "Canadian Foreign Policy & Mainstreaming Responsibility to Protect."
In the post-election climate, we hope to bring together key thinkers and practitioners of Canadian foreign policy to generate a discussion on how we can turn the R2P from promise to practice, as we witness on-going crises in Syria, Yemen, South Sudan and North Korea. Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. Jennifer Welsh (UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on R2P), Ambassador Marius Grinius, Master Hugh Segal of Massey College and Dr. Stephen Toope. Following presentations, there will be an opportunity for Q&A with the audience.
Co-sponsored by the Munk School of Global Affairs & Canadian Studies Program at University College.
With Efraim Inbar, Professor of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and the Director of Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies.
The IRSociety, in partnership with the Mackenzie Institute and the NATO Association of Canada, will be organizing a one day conference to inform you on national and global security matters while providing a forum to discuss the sociological consequences of security measures on individual Canadians.
Interested in getting involved with the IRSociety? We will be hosting elections for first year representatives for the executive and junior editor positions for the Attache Journal of International Affairs on Friday, September 25 from 3-5PM at the Rigby Room! All first year students in the Faculty of Arts and Science, St. George Campus, with an interest in pursuing international relations as a Subject POSt are eligible to run in this election.
Want to get more involved with the IRS? Here's your chance! On Friday March 20th from 3-4pm we will be hosting our annual general meeting and spring elections. The event will take place in the Rigby Room at St. Hilda's.
Interested in being a foreign diplomat? Would you like to learn more about how foreign offices are run? Do you have an interest in the cross-strait relations between China and Taiwan? Then please join us for a visit to the Taiwan Economic & Cultural Office.
Whether to intervene militarily in the Middle East has been a defining question for governments across North America and Europe in the past 15 years. As yet another international crisis rears its head in Iraq and Syria, the question remains: what should be Canada's role?
Come to the Junior Common Room at Trinity College to hear Professor and former Intelligence Officer Paul Robinson's firm take on the controversial topic of military intervention. Hosted in partnership with the Institute for Liberal Studies.
January and February are the busiest times of the year for figuring out summer opportunities! On February 5th at 2pm, a representative from the UofT Career Centre will be coming in to provide advice on resumes, cover letters, and job opportunities available to students in social science and the humanities. Feel free to bring in a copy of your resume to receive advice on structure, formatting, and content! At 4pm, we will be heading to a nearby restaurant for our first Mentorship Social of the year! Drinks and snacks will be provided! If you can’t make the preceding event, definitely join us at our social. More details to follow.
We are pleased to announce that the theme for IRSociety's 2015 Conference is Global Health. We encourage you to come out for a fruitful day of discussion with Canada's foremost scholars in the field, including Peter A. Singer, Professor Joy Fitzgibbon, Dr. James Orbinski, Dr. Ophira Ginsburg, Professor Jillian Kohler, Professor Leslie Davidson and Professor Madana Vahabi. Please note that registration is required for this event- you can sign up for free here: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/event/17682
Come learn about how to secure an IR Internship with a student panel on Thursday, November 6 at 4PM at the JCR, Trinity College!
A Conversation with Michael Doucet
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 6PM | Junior Common Room, Trinity College
Please join the IRSociety as we welcome Michael Doucet, the Executive Director of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC)! His experience includes almost 20 years with the Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC) in a number of senior portfolios, including Senior Canadian Liaison to the United States National Security Agency (NSA). We look forward to seeing you there!
Join us on September 25th from 12-2PM at the Rigby Room and Melinda Seaman Hall at St. Hilda's College to kick off the launch of the International Relations and Program for the 2014-15 Academic year. We welcome all new, prospective, and returning IR students to come and learn about opportunities available to them this year, meet their peers and hear from the IR society and IR program. First Year Elections will also be held during this time- please select the event for more details. Two first year representatives for the IRSociety and two junior editors for the Attache Journal of International Affairs will be elected.
Just began university and trying to decide what to study? Look no further- the IRSociety is hosting a panel discussion, "What can you do with a degree in international relations?" with Professor Mairi MacDonald, Kathleen DeBoer, and Alexandra Sewell which aims to shed more light onto the field of study. Afterwards, we will be hosting a social at The Reagle Beagle (335 Bloor Street West) for you to meet fellow students and the executive! We look forward to seeing you there.
Meeting with the Taiwan Youth Ambassadors
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | 2:30PM - 4:00PM | Munk 108N
Join us for our first event of the year! The IRSociety will be co-sponsoring an seminar with the 2014 Taiwan Youth Ambassadors student delegation, led by Representative David Lee from the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of China. This seminar will promise to provide an excellent cultural exchange between UofT Students and the Taiwanese Delegates. All students are invited to attend after completion of this short application.