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Canada25 Roundtable on Civic Engagement
Date Saturday November 12
Time 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Stanford Graduate Community Center
Stanford University
750 Escondido Road
Stanford, CA 94305
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorRebecca Murrant
CANADA25 ROUNDTABLE ON CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
*REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED* courtesy of Canadian Consulate General co-sponsorship of this event

THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12th

12pm to 1pm - Keynote Speech by Can Consul Tristan-E. Landry on "Civic Engagement across borders in North America"
1pm to 5pm - Roundtable Discussions
5pm to 6pm - Post-Roundtable Social Gathering

Stanford Graduate Community Center
Stanford University
750 Escondido Road
Stanford, CA 94305

The talk by Mr. Tristan-E. Landry is open to everyone, and the roundtable is open to all interested Canadians.

To best facilitate the event (and provide sufficient refreshments) we are requesting people to RSVP on their attendance. For those who would like to fully participate in the roundtable, we will send you (by email) a pre-registration form we request you fill out (<1min) -- this will allow the organizers to best divide participants into discussion groups that suit their interests.

Event Details:
Civic engagement - politically, socially and culturally - has been in decline across North America for a number of years, particularly among younger generations. Due to the nature of modern trans-national media, business and NGOs, and the continual flow of people between countries, the reengagement of citizens in civil society is an issue that has now developed a prominent trans-national element.

The San Francisco Bay Area 2005 Roundtable aims to bring together young ex-patriot Canadians living in the SF Bay Area and involve them in the policy discourse on the topic of Civic Engagement Across Borders in North America. Roundtable participants will interact in small group discussions to explore issues such as the effects of North American 'Integration' on civil society and civic engagement in Canada and the US, and the challenges for ex-patriot Canadians trying to remain involved in Canadian civil society. These group discussions will each develop ideas on how to encourage greater civic engagement throughout North America.

Mr. Tristan-E. Landry will launch the event with a Keynote Lecture on the topic of Civic Engagement Across Borders in North America. Mr. Landry was recently appointed as Consul at the Canadian Consulate General in San Francisco. As part of his functions, he will oversee the political, cultural, academic outreach activities of the Consulate General in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii . Prior to this assignment, Mr. Landry was a deputy-director in the Canada-U.S. Advocacy Division of Foreign Affairs Canada. His unit was responsible for coordinating Canada's advocacy efforts in the U.S. on a wide range of issues, including border security, softwood lumber, and energy. Before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Landry worked as a communications officer at the Institute for Research on Public Policy in Montreal and as a legislative assistant at the Ontario Legislative Assembly. Mr. Landry has a B.A. in Political Science/History from McGill University and a M.Sc. in Public Policy from the London School of Economics.

This event is one of a series of local Roundtable events being held across Canada, and in select international venues with significant numbers of young Canadians, as part of a National Policy Project being run by Canada25. The thoughts and suggestions of all of Roundtable participants will be documented and compiled into a summary document by the event organizers and willing participants. The perspectives and recommendations presented in this document will then be incorporated into a Policy Document by Canada25, which will be presented to the Government of Canada, as well as provincial and municipal governments, interested NGOs and corporate organizations. (Further information on Canada25 can be found at http://www.canada25.com )

Please contact Event Director Rebecca Murrant ( Canada25.SF@gmail; 650-796-4813) for more information and to RSVP or register.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Nov 8th, 2005 10:40 PM

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