Diplomat Events and Opportunities

Peace in Conflict? – Mr. Abdu Murray, J. D.

Peace in Conflict? – Mr. Abdu Murray, J. D.

April 17, 2024

The impact of global conflicts have given rise to increased uncertainty and fear. Three aspects of human experience arise from conflict: cries of Sorrow arising from loss, demands for Justice, and questions about Love in the face of seeming indifference to our suffering. Abdu Murray explains how ancient wisdom can resolve all three aspects of conflict in a way that brings peace that defies our circumstances.

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40th Christmas Dinner – Hon. Hugh Fraser, O.C.

40th Christmas Dinner – Hon. Hugh Fraser, O.C.

November 28, 2023

“Cultural Change in Sport” with the Honourable Justice Hugh L. Fraser, O.C.
Chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors

Diplomats, parliamentarians, business leaders and their guests are invited to begin celebrating the Christmas season by enjoying a festive meal, live seasonal music and inspirational keynote speaker and Olympian, the Honourable Justice Hugh L. Fraser, O.C.

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Canadian Agriculture: a Force for Food, a Force for Good – Mr. Ian Ross

Canadian Agriculture: a Force for Food, a Force for Good – Mr. Ian Ross

May 17, 2023

Canada’s Role: Feeding the World while Saving the Planet

Due to a myriad of forces and global disruptions, food insecurity has expanded in recent years and currently impacts almost 10% of the world’s population. Feeding the world’s growing population is a significant undertaking and challenge, especially as we embrace the need to be excellent stewards of the environment and align increased production of digestible protein with lower emissions and maximized carbon sequestration.

Already one of the most sustainable producers of meat, milk and eggs globally, Canada must continue to improve its production efficiency resulting in even greater sustainability and increased, cost effective production in order to meet the growing need for food and more specifically, digestible protein around the world.

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Dancing with the Disruptor – Mr. Abdu Murray, J. D.

Dancing with the Disruptor – Mr. Abdu Murray, J. D.

April 20, 2023

Artificially intelligent software is capturing the world’s imagination and promises to improve our lives and make time for greater creativity. Yet even AI experts warn us that we do not have any ability to predict the kinds of disruptions AI will bring to global economies, governments, social structures and even our definitions of what it means to be human. Abdu Murray explores how ancient wisdom can guide us in our courtship with AI, the most powerful change agent of modern times.

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Is Economic Chaos our New Reality? – Mr. Peter Hall

Is Economic Chaos our New Reality? – Mr. Peter Hall

March 29, 2023

Recession seems to be the 2023 watchword, with the only squabbles being around how deep and how long this one is going to be. Recent economic data have sharp-eyed analysts revising forecasts upward. What are we to think about an increasingly chaotic environment?

In this roundtable for diplomats, Mr. Hall shares his high-level thoughts on the world economic and geopolitical situation and on the issues that are of greatest concern. Expect these views to challenge the consensus and to emphasize the particular importance of our role in facilitating solid international relations and trade activity.

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38th Christmas Celebration – Supreme Court of Canada Justice, the Honourable Russell Brown

38th Christmas Celebration – Supreme Court of Canada Justice, the Honourable Russell Brown

November 23, 2021

A Christmas celebration to inspire and connect diplomats, parliamentarians and business leaders from across Canada and the world.

What is the most important judicial virtue? For decades, lawyers, judges and academics have debated this. The leading views focus on competing virtues of sympathy and detachment, but can they be reconciled? And if so, how?

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Election Analysis – Lucas Malinowski and Mike Donison

Election Analysis – Lucas Malinowski and Mike Donison

September 28, 2021

Lucas Malinowski and Mike Donison summarized the election results with an analysis of the outcome and responded to audience questions. They also commented on how their faith shapes their perspectives on the election results. Ambassadors appreciated the mutual respect evident by these panelists of opposing political views.

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Election Analysis – Lucas Malinowski and Mike Donison

Insights on the Canadian Electoral Process – Mike Donison and Deputy Speaker MP Bruce Stanton

September 9, 2021

Mr. Mike Donison summarized the rules governing the calling and the conduct of a Canadian federal general election. Deputy Speaker MP Bruce Stanton gave perspective from his experience as a five time successful candidate and spoke frankly about how his faith in Christ impacts his attitude. They addressed some of the major developments early in the election campaign, followed by Question and Answer.

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Leadership Race Analysis – Conservatives Decide!

Leadership Race Analysis – Conservatives Decide!

August 26, 2020

Her Majesty’s Loyal Official Opposition decides, the Conservative Party of Canada chooses a new Leader! In this zoom meeting, Mike Donison, political analyst, will summarize the Conservative Party’s leadership race and provide an analysis of the outcome. He will also speak about how his faith shapes his professional perspectives.

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2020 Global Leadership Summit: World Class Leadership Training

2020 Global Leadership Summit: World Class Leadership Training

August 6 – 7, 2020

The Global Leadership Summit is your opportunity to gain access to a wealth of leadership insight from a world-class faculty ready to equip and inspire you—no matter where you have influence.

Now more than ever, when you grow in your leadership, you can withstand difficult seasons, re-imagine the future, strengthen your relationships, improve your business, and provide hope to your community through effective charity or church engagement.

Join us this year in a global movement of more than 420,000 people learning together across 124 countries.

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