School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

2016/2017 Policy Talks


A Conversation with.... Dr. John Alderdice
Jun. 5, 2017
John Alderdicefmr Baron Alderdice of Knock in the city of Belfast


Becoming the Deep State? The uneasy relationship between government policy and the rule of law
May 15, 2017
Bruce PardyProfessor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University


Public Policy in an Age of Discontinuity
Apr. 6, 2017
Velma McCollManaging Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group, Ottawa



Promoting Peace and Security in the Sinai
Apr. 5, 2017
MGen Denis Thompsonfmr Commander, Multinational Force and Observers in Egypt

Presented in partnership with the Centre for International and Defence Policy


Innovation in Government: Why can it be so difficult?
Mar. 31, 2017
Wayne WoutersStrategic and Policy Advisor, McCarthy/Tetrault; former Clerk of the Privy Council


Whose debt is it anyway? Subnational Debt and the Limits of Market Discipline
Mar. 23, 2017
Kyle HannimanAssistant Professor, Department of Political Studies; Associate Director, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University


Bridging the Healthcare Gaps: Our Journey So Far
Mar. 16, 2017
Christine ElliottPatient Obudsman, Government of Ontario


Managing Risk: Preventing political animals from running the zoo
Mar. 9, 2017
Mike CoatesPresident and CEO, Americas Region, Hill+Knowlton Strategies' Global Council


Health System Integration: Pipe dream or vital public policy?
Mar. 3, 2017
Leslee ThompsonPresident and CEO, Accreditation Canada and Health Standards Organization (HSO)


Climate policy in action: Tackling the threat and creating low-carbon solutions
Feb. 16, 2017
Paul EvansDeputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change


Policy Innovation in the Digital Age
Feb. 10, 2017
Amanda ClarkeAssistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University


Risk and Implementing Policy
Feb. 2, 2017
Lori MacdonaldAssistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and Programs Branch, Public Safety Canada


A Pilot Basic Income Proposal for Ontario
Jan. 20, 2017
Hugh SegalMaster of Massey College, University of Toronto Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs


Public Policy: A new approach to delivering results
Jan. 12, 2017
Matthew MendelsohnDeputy Secretary to the Cabinet for Results and Delivery, Privy Council Office


Clinton v. Trump: the Structure of the 2016 Presidential Vote
Dec. 1, 2016
Elizabeth Goodyear-GrantDirector of the Queen’s Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University


Panel: Sharing the Land, Sharing a Future: Twenty years after RCAP
Nov. 25, 2016
Marlene Brant CastellanoProfessor Emerita,Trent University

Jill ScottVice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Professor, Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures, Queen’s University


Friends, Neighbo(u)rs and Allies - the Canada-US relationship in a (not so) COOL perspective
Nov. 17, 2016
Jamshed Merchantfmr Fmr Canadian Consul General (Minneapolis, MN); Visiting Fellow, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Rounding a Square Peg: The Institutionalization of Gender Mainstreaming within NATO
Nov. 10, 2016
Stéfanie von Hlatkyfmr Director, Centre for International and Defence Policy and Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies, Queen's University


What the Environmentalist and the Economist Talked About at Lunch
Nov. 3, 2016
Don DrummondAdjunct Professor and Stauffer-Dunning Fellow, School of Policy Studies


Taming “the Beast”: Alberta’s Response to the 2016 Wood Buffalo Wildfires
Oct. 21, 2016
Shane SchreiberManaging Director, Alberta Emergency Management Agency, Government of Alberta


The New Global Sustainable Development Goals: Should Canada Care?
Oct. 13, 2016
Margaret BiggsMatthews Fellow in Global Public Policy, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Implementing Full-day Kindergarten in Ontario
Oct. 6, 2016
Kevin CostanteAdjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Confessions of a Policy Wonk
Sept. 29, 2016
Naomi AlboimFellow, Adjunct Professor, and Chair of the Policy Forum,School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Getting to 25K
Sept. 22, 2016
Malcolm BrownDeputy Minister Deputy Minister of Public Safety, Government of Canada


The Fort McMurray Wildfire Implications for our resource sectors
Sept. 16, 2016
Warren MabeeAssociate Professor and Department Head Department of Geography and Planning, Queen's University Canada Research Chair in Renewable Energy Development and Implementation