Academic advisory council to the Munk Election Debate on Canada's Foreign policy

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - The Munk Debates are announcing today the membership of its national academic advisory council for the first ever election debate on Canada's foreign policy.

Chaired by Stephen Toope, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, the council advised the Debates on the topics and themes that will form the basis of tonight's election debate. Made up of leading scholars of international affairs from across Canada and overseas, the council also advised the debate's moderator, Rudyard Griffiths, on the framing of the questions that will be put to leaders at Roy Thomson Hall.

Rudyard Griffiths, Chair of the Munk Debates, comments: "I want to thank council members for their help in determining the topics and themes that will form the basis of tonight's debate. It has been of great assistance to me personally to be able to draw on the council's extensive knowledge of Canada's foreign policy challenges and opportunities."

The membership of the council consists of the following individuals:

Fen Hampson           

Chancellor's Professor & Professor of International Affairs, Carleton University

Frank Harvey           

Professor & Chair, Eric Dennis Memorial Chair of Government and Politics, Dalhousie University

Ronald Huebert        

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary

Brian L. Job               

Associate Director, Institute of Asian Research and Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia

Janice Stein               

Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs & Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, Political Science, University of Toronto

Louise Frechette      

Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Margaret MacMillan 

Warden of St Antony's College & Professor, Oxford University

Stephen Saideman   

Paterson Chair in International Affairs, Carleton University

Stephen Toope         

Professor & Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs


The Munk Election Debate on Canada's foreign policy will take place today at 7:00 PM EDT at Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall.

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