An annual event, this conference examines the state of the union in Germany as well as the relationship between Germany and Canada. The conference is comprised of expert panels that this year will examine: state collapse in the Middle East, refugee policy in Canada and Germany, and climate-change policy. Panelists are German MP Peer Steinbrück, Canadian MPs Elizabeth May and Hélène Laverdière, Michael Shank of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, E3G's Sabrina Schulz and many more.
Webcasting of the event will be available on March 11, starting at 9am until 3.30pm.
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Venue: Munk School of Global Affairs, The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto
Chair: Randall Hansen, University of Toronto
09:00 – 09:15
Welcome – Stephen J. Toope, Munk School of Global Affairs; Jörn Rosenberg, German Embassy; Michael Meier, Friedrich Ebert Foundation
09:15 – 10:00
Peer Steinbrück, Member of the German Bundestag, "Germany's Role in and with Europe" - Keynote
10:00 – 11:15
Coping with Eternal Conflict: German & Canadian Perspectives on the Middle East
Moderator: Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail
11:30 – 13:00
Making Refugee Policy Work: What Can Germany and Canada Learn from Each Other?
Moderator: Rachel Vincent, Nobel Women’s Initiative
13:45 – 14:00
Michael Shank, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - TED-style Talk Climate Change
14:00 – 15:15
Leading Climate Change Policy Post-COP XXI
Moderator: Michael Shank, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
15:15 – 15:30
Closing Remarks – Randall Hansen, University of Toronto