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Max Bell School's Master of Public Policy (MPP): A bold and innovative approach to public policy
The Max Bell School of Public Policy offers a full-time and intensive 11-month Master of Public Policy (MPP) program, beginning in September 2019.
Max Bell MPP: Core Policy Courses
The Max Bell School's director, Chris Ragan, provides information on the MPP's Core Policy Courses.
Max Bell MPP: Policy Case Studies
Christopher Ragan provides a closer look at the MPP's Policy Case Studies.
The Digital Democracy Project (DDP)
Announcing the Digital Democracy Project (DDP)
November 27, 2018 | Public Policy Forum President & CEO Edward Greenspon and recently appointed Max Bell School of Public Policy professor Taylor Owen announcing the launch of a multi-year project to analyze and respond to the increasing amounts of disinformation and hate in the digital public sphere.
Which Media Can Be Trusted in the Digital Age?
David Skok talking about the challenges of journalism in the digital age
November 27, 2018 | David Skok, CEO & Editor-in-Chief at The Logic speaking about challenges of journalism at the Which Media Can Be Trusted in the Digital Age event. 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'.
Tony Keller on how trustworthiness impacts journalism in the digital age
November 27, 2018 | Tony Keller, Editorial Page Editor of The Globe and Mail, discussing how the importance of trust has impacted journalism.
Jen Gerson discussing the importance of independent media in the digital age
November 27, 2018 | Journalist Jen Gerson speaking about independent media at the Which Media Can Be Trusted in the Digital Age event.
Max Bell Policy Luncheon with Carolyn A. Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor at the Bank of Canada
Livestream of Speech by Carolyn A. Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada
November 20, 2018 | Major public policy issues around monetary policy frameworks and how those issues have become more complex in the post-global financial crisis world. - Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn A. Wilkins speaks before the Max Bell School of Public Policy. (13:00 (ET) approx.)
Responsible Journalism in the Age of Hyper-Polarization
Livestream from the event
October 30, 2018 | 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 challenges of hyper-polarization.
Policy and Data Science Program (PODS)
Policy and Data Science (PODS) Program 2018
Summer, 2018 | The PODS Summer Program is a cutting-edge program that selected promising arts students and gave them the technical skills to tackle Canada’s biggest policy problems.
A new generation of data-driven policy analysts
August 23, 2018 | Highlights of the closing event for the PODS Summer Program, celebrating the fellows and highlighting the policy issues they tackled this summer.
Bridging Divides: In Search of Sound Public Policies for Energy and Environment in Canada
Opening remarks from Chris Ragan and David Dodge's keynote
June 6, 2018 | Opening remarks by Chris Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy and keynote presentation by David Dodge, Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones and Former Governor of the Bank of Canada at the Bridging Divides event in Calgary.
Summary of public policies that work for the economy and the environment
June 6, 2018 | Highlights from the first panel discussion moderated by Chris Ragan, Chair, Canada's Ecofiscal Commission, Director, Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University featured panelists Jean Charest, Ed Whittingham, Steve Williams, and Jennifer Winter.
Summary of good public policies for Canada
June 6, 2018 | Highlights from the second panel discussion moderated by Pierre-Gerlier Forest, Director and James H. and Barbara A. Palmer Chair in Public Policy, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary featured speakers Stephen Cornish, Carol Anne Hilton, Preston Manning, and Carissima Mathen.
The White House: From Both Sides of The Border
Summary of the panel
April 4, 2018 | Highlights from The White House: From Both Sides of The Border featuring Andrew Cohen, David Shribman, John Farrell, Jackie Calmes and Lyndsay Duncombe. The White House: From Both Sides of The Border took place at the Faculty Club in McGill University. The Max Bell School of Public Policy welcomed a panel of journalism experts to discuss the changing tide of the Presidency and how it has impacted policy and politics in the United States and Canada.
How Trump Compares to Past Presidents
April 4, 2018 | Speakers Andrew Cohen, David Shribman, John Farrell, and Jackie Calmes discuss the current President of the United States while comparing him to his predecessors.
The Rise of Fake News
April 4, 2018 | The panel of expert journalists at the White House event discuss how the rise of fake news has impacted the political sphere in the United States.
Max Bell School of Public Policy Launch
Paul Martin on the policies needed to support young Indigenous families
November 7, 2017 |The Right Honourable Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada; former Minister of Finance, discusses the lack of support provided to Indigenous children.
The Launch of the Max Bell School of Public Policy took place at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. The event featured a keynote delivered by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, PC, NAFTA Council Member and former interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and a panel discussion on Canada's Engagement on Global Issues and another panel on Addressing Canada's Domestic Challenges.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier discussing the impact of bad policies on Indigenous Peoples in Canada
November 7, 2017 | Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Canadian Inuit activist and former Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference talks about the oppressive policies that have left Indigenous people in a constant state of emergency and how public policy schools must address it.
Jennifer Welsh on why Canadians need to care more about conflict
November 7, 2017 | Jennifer Welsh, Chair in International Relations at the European University Institute and former Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, speaks about the importance for Canadian public policy schools to think about conflict.
About the Max Bell School of Public Policy
What makes the Max Bell School of Public Policy special?
In this interview with Christopher Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy, learn more about what sets the Max Bell School apart in the challenging world of policy making
Why McGill for the Max Bell School of Public Policy?
Christopher Ragan on the strengths McGill can contribute to a public policy school.
Why does Canada need another school of public policy?
Christopher Ragan discusses why a public policy school is necessary in today's political climate.