Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Canadian Global Affairs Institute
The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) is one of Canada’s sources of expertise on global affairs. The work of CGAI researchers, fellows and advisors sparks nation-wide discussions and debates that are designed to help Canadians better understand their role on the world stage. Established in 2001 and based in Calgary and Ottawa, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is a registered charity, which comments repeatedly in the media and publishes extensively on defence, diplomacy, trade, resources, and development. CGAI’s mission is to identify Canadian global interests and promote more active and effective international involvement through rigorous strategic and policy analysis and to help inform Canadians on the connection between international affairs and a secure and prosperous Canada.
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Canadian International Council (CIC)

Canadian International Council
The Canadian International Council (CIC) is a platform for citizens to engage in discussions on international issues. Its mission as an independent, non-partisan and charitable membership organization is to involve Canadians in defining their country’s place in the world. The mission of the CIC is to nurture awareness and understanding of critical international affairs challenges and to advance constructive discourse and debate on how to address them. The CIC owes no allegiance to any government or political party and does not take institutional positions on policy issues. The council provides an open forum where a diversity of viewpoints can be expressed. The CIC believes that efforts to foster greater awareness and understanding of the world in Canada will amplify Canada’s voice and influence on the global stage.
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International Political Science Association

International Political Science Association
The International Political Science Association (IPSA) was founded in Paris in 1949 under the aegis of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and is based in Montreal. The special mandate of IPSA is to support the development of political science in all parts of the world, building academic networks linking East and West, North and South. Its aim is to create an inclusive and global political science community in which all can participate. It seeks to promote collaboration between scholars in emerging and established democracies and to support the academic freedoms needed for the social sciences to flourish. The activities and policies of IPSA reflect its global mission. IPSA has maintained its links with the United Nations and has supported the development of other international and regional political science organizations. By linking scholars from North and South as well as East and West, IPSA seeks to strengthen the networks that underpin a global political science community. Such linkages put political science in a stronger position to contribute to the quality of public deliberation and decision-making as well as to the understanding of an increasingly interconnected political world. Ultimately, IPSA supports the role of political science in empowering men and women to participate more effectively in political life.
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Macdonald-Laurier Institute

Macdonald-Laurier Institute
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) is a think tank that focuses its research on current and emerging public policy issues facing Canada and conducts extensive studies in the areas of defense, security, foreign policy, immigration, economic and fiscal policy. MLI also publishes frequently on topics such as US-Canada relations, regulatory and regional developments, social policy and indigenous peoples' issues. The Institute is named after Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir Wilfrid Laurier, two outstanding and long-serving former Prime Ministers who embody the best of Canada's political tradition. A conservative and a liberal, an English-speaking and a French-speaking statesman, both represented the values that contributed to the founding of Canada and the emergence of one of the world's leading democracies.
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Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) is an independent and nonpartisan policy institute, proudly housed within Ryerson University. They are dedicated to building a prosperous Canada where everyone has the opportunity to thrive in an inclusive and resilient economy. BII+E generates forward-looking insights and stimulates new thinking to advance actionable innovation policy in Canada. Their mission is to transform bold ideas into real-world solutions designed to help Canada navigate the complex forces and astounding possibilities of the innovation economy.
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Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

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The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices brings together experts from diverse disciplines to undertake rigorous research, conduct insightful analysis, and engage a range of stakeholders and rightsholders to bring clarity to the climate challenges and transformative policy choices ahead for Canada. The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices was established following a competitive request for proposals led by Environment and Climate Change Canada. That process resulted in a mandate to create a pan-Canadian expert collaboration that would “provide independent and expert-driven analysis to help Canada move toward clean growth in all sectors and regions of the country.” While our work is supported through a five-year contribution agreement with Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Institute is a wholly independent organization and retains full control over its research, findings, and policy recommendations.
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University of Ottawa- Faculty of Social Sciences

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The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) comprises nine departments, schools and institutes, which offer undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs in both English and French. With its 10,000 students, 260 full-time professors, and wide array of programs and research centres, the FSS plays a key role at the heart of the University of Ottawa. Its graduate students are supervised by excellent researchers and undertake cutting-edge research in the Faculty's masters and Ph.D. programs.
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Europe Canada Network (EUCAnet)

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EUCAnet (Europe Canada Network) is a hub for experts primarily located in Canada that work on European and Canadian current issues from a transatlantic perspective. These experts offer commentary and expertise and are available for media interviews and public talks. We are a public outreach platform – that makes scholarly knowledge available and meaningful to the public in times when the need for evidence based knowledge and public debate is crucial. Our goal is to foster the Canada Europe Transatlantic Dialogue with the aim of supporting the process of informing public policy making.
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University of Victoria- Centre for Global Studies

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Under the leadership of its current Director, Dr. Oliver Schmidtke (Poli and History), the Centre focusses on a mandate to promote collaborative, multidisciplinary, and cross-regional research and engage in connecting research in the field of global studies to local, national, and international communities. As such, CFGS is uniquely positioned to bridge academic research and student mentoring with knowledge mobilization and effective community engagement. The Centre awards fellowship to advanced graduate students, international scholars, and faculty researchers. These fellowships provide office space, a fellowship stipend for graduate students/visiting scholars and course and administrative release for faculty ranging from several weeks to a year in residency.
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ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

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ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.
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