Past Events (Most recent - September 2014)
Join the Consuls General of Germany, France, Greece, and Turkey to discuss what the European refugee crisis holds for the future of Europe and the EU.
Marina Nemat, author of Prisoner of Tehran, will moderate. Reception to follow.
How can new media be harnessed around the world to shape preferences, opinions, and allegiances? What role does our generation play in interacting with states, be they foreign or our own?
Who is the focus of diplomacy? States, non-state actors―the public? Is it possible to win a conflict not just on military might, but also with ideas? As Joseph Nye defines it, “smart power.”
Join Kay Mayfield, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, for a critical discussion on public diplomacy and its relevance today.
The International Relations Society is proud to present a conversation with John Hannaford, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Foreign and Defence Policy) at the Privy Council Office, and Thomas S. Axworthy, Chair of Public Policy at Massey College on Canada's Arctic Policy. They will make their comments to address: What is Canada's role in the Arctic? What should Canada's role be?
Join the University of Toronto Liberals, the University of Toronto International Relations Society, and the Munk School of Global Affairs G7 Research Group as they welcome Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship John McCallum in conversation about the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Featuring Lifeline Syria Co-Founder and former Deputy Minister Naomi Alboim and moderated by Director of the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program Samer Muscati, this event will present a phenomenal opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to engage on an issue of great import.
What are the most pressing global issues today? How are the role and craft of diplomacy changing to meet these challenges?
Three high profile diplomats weigh in. Join the Consuls General of Germany, Israel, and the United States, in Toronto for a engaging discussion and question session aiming to answer these questions.
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.