Past Events


Which Media Can Be Trusted in the Digital Age?

November 27, 2018

The Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, Ontario

The Max Bell School of Public Policy co-hosted a panel discussion with the McGill Alumni Association of Toronto, on the future of credibility for journalists and news organizations in the era of so-called 'fake news'.

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Webinar: Max Bell School's MPP

November 22, 2018

Online: 2:30pm

A webinar on new the Master of Public Policy Program at McGill University's Max Bell School of Public Policy delivered by Chris Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School. This webinar answered questions about MPP details, admission requirements, tuition and fees, and living in Montreal.

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Max Bell Policy Luncheon with Carolyn A. Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor at the Bank of Canada

November 20, 2018

Faculty Club, McGill University

The Max Bell School of Public Policy welcomed Carolyn A. Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor at the Bank of Canada, for a luncheon at the Faculty Club at McGill University. Ms. Wilkins shed light on the major public policy issues surrounding monetary policy frameworks and how those issues have increased in complexity in the post-crisis world.

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Webinar: Max Bell School's MPP

November 9, 2018

Online: 9:30am

A webinar on new the Master of Public Policy Program at McGill University's Max Bell School of Public Policy delivered by Chris Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School. This webinar answered questions about MPP details, admission requirements, tuition and fees, and living in Montreal.


Responsible journalism in the age of hyper-polarization

October 30, 2018

Faculty Club, McGill University

For many observers, the American media’s commitment to “balance” contributed to President Trump’s victory by normalizing his views and behaviour and fueling the public’s belief that “both sides are corrupt”. This problem is only amplified when it comes to reporting on far-right nationalist groups, where the mere act of covering them can arguably provide them with undeserved legitimacy.

The Max Bell School of Public Policy welcomed Phil Gohier, Mark Lloyd, and Jennifer Ditchburn for a conversation moderated by Andrew Potter, which explored the demands and responses of responsible journalism in dealing with these challenges.

Youtube livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSjuUA_zLFI&feature=youtu.be

Facebook livestream: https://www.facebook.com/MaxBellPublicPolicy/videos/346534215919037/


Webinar: Max Bell School's MPP

October 30, 2018

Online: 2:30pm

A webinar on new the Master of Public Policy Program at McGill University's Max Bell School of Public Policy delivered by Chris Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School. This webinar answered questions about MPP details, admission requirements, tuition and fees, and living in Montreal.


 

Max Bell School's London Launch

October 2, 2018

Canada House, London, UK

McGill University and the Max Bell School of Public Policy presented a provocative panel discussion about pressing social and economic issues, the inherent challenges facing the community of nations, and the role that universities might play in helping us forge a path through these trying times. The event featured panelists Daniel Costello, Suzanne Fortier and Prof. Stephen Toope, and was moderated by Christopher Ragan. 

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Facebook’s Fight Against Misinformation and Protection of Election Integrity

September 25, 2018

Faculty Club, McGill University

In the wake of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, Facebook received significant criticism regarding the potential impact of its platform on election integrity. What has the company been doing since then to better secure its platform from bad actors and prevent abuse? What can be done to stop the spread of misinformation online? Is there a role for government intervention, and what might that look like?

The Max Bell School of Public Policy welcomed Kevin Chan, Facebook Canada’s Global Director and Head of Public Policy, for a discussion of how fake news impacts politics and elections, and on Facebook’s strategies to fight the spread of misinformation.


Bridging Divides


Bridging Divides: In Search of Sound Public Policies for Energy and Environment in Canada

June 6, 2018

Fairmont Palliser Hotel, 133 9th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 2M3, CA

The Max Bell School of Public Policy, University of Calgary's School of Public Policy, and Canada's Ecofiscal Commission came together for a pan-Canadian conversation focusing on good policy, solid economics, and concrete evidence featuring a keynote address by David Dodge, followed by two panel discussions. The first panel focused on public policies that work for the economy and the environment, and the second addressed good public policies for Canada as a whole.    

View the livestream here.

Check out highlights here.

Read more about the event here. 



The White House: From Both Sides of The Border


The White House: From Both Sides of The Border

April 4, 2018

Faculty Club, McGill University

The policies and the politics of the U.S. Presidency reach far beyond America's shores. Given our historical relationship, integrated economies and many shared objectives, it is no surprise that Canadians watch the White House with special interest. On April 4, 2018, the Max Bell School welcomed a panel of experts to discuss the changing tide of the Presidency and how it has impacted policy and politics in the United States and Canada. The panel included journalists Jackie Calmes, Andrew Cohen, Lindsay Duncombe and John Farrell. It was moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Shribman.

The livestream of the panel is available here.


The Launch of the Max Bell School of Public Policy

November 7, 2017

Faculty Club, McGill University

The Max Bell School of Public Policy launched on November 7, 2017. The launch included a series of panel discussions which featured the Honorable Rona Ambrose, Mel Cappe, Graham Fox, Paul Martin, Roland Paris, Michael Sabia, Brian Topp, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, and Jennifer Welsh. Many of the discussions highlighted the complex nature of these policy problems and the need for innovative approaches in order to develop solutions. 

View the livestream here.

Check out highlights here. 

Read more about the event here.