Canada and the Asia Pacific

October 24, 2022

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Richcraft Hall Atrium

Carleton University

About the Conference

This one-day, in person conference will bring together a diversity of voices seeking an independent foreign policy for Canada, one that is inclusive, identifies actual risks and challenges, and considers innovative agendas for peace and justice in Asia Pacific.

The Speakers

Yuen Pau Woo

Senator of Canada

Henry Yu

Professor, University of British Columbia; Principal, St. Johns College

Howard E. Grant

Executive Director, First Nations Summit; Former Executive Director, Musqueam Indian Band

Bianca Mugyenyi

Director, Canadian Foreign Policy Center

Carlo Dade

Director, Trade & Investment Centre

Gregory T. Chin

Associate Professor, York University; Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins University; Mayling Global Scholar, London School of Economics; Co-director, Emerging Global Governance Project

Ke Wu

Professor, Polytechnique Montréal

Lin Cai

Professor, University of Victoria

Margaret Cornish

Professor, University of British Columbia; Former Canadian Foreign Services Officer

Stuart Trew

Senior Researcher, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives

Gar Pardy

Former Diplomat, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs

Moderators and Conference Organizers

John Price

Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria

David Carment

Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs; Senior Fellow, Institute for Peace and Diplomacy

Yanling Wang

Professor & Associate Director (PHD Program), Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Xiaobei Chen

Professor, Carleton University

Conference Program

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration

9:00 AM – 9:25 AM Words of Welcome

Speakers: Yanling Wang, Senator Yeun Pau Woo

9:25 AM – 10:45 AM Panel: China-Canada Relations and Anti-Asian Racism

Speakers: Lin Cai, Ke Wu, Henry Yu
Moderator: Xiaobei Chen

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Refreshment Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Key Note: “China – What it is and What it Might be”

Speaker: Gar Pardy

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:20 PM Round Table: The “Indo-Pacific Strategy”

Speakers: Margaret Cornish, Carlo Dade, Stuart Trew
Moderator: David Carment

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM Refreshment Break

2:40 PM – 4:00 PM Panel: Rethinking Canadian Foreign Policy

Speakers: Howard E. Grant, Bianca Mugyenyi
Moderator: John Price

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Remarks: “Canada and the Asia Pacific or Indo Pacific – Looking Back, Looking Forward”

Speaker: Gregory T. Chin

The Venue

Richcraft Hall Atrium, Carleton University

Address: 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6

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In Attendance

Foreign policy professionals, diplomats, lawmakers and bureaucrats, think-tankers, students and business leaders are expected to attend the 2022 Canada-China Conference.

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