Global Leaders Dinner Series

When: Friday, April 8, 2011 - Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Where: Various locations (See bellow for details)

Global dialogue on major policy themes is needed now more than ever

Financial sector regulation, sustainable energy, immigration reform – today’s policy challenges do not confine themselves to national borders.

As we seek Canadian answers and solutions to many of the complex challenges that we are facing, we are also reminded that there is a need for continued engagement with the international community. This year, the Public Policy Forum embarked on a new program of activities, focusing on the connections between Canadian and international policy-makers and leaders.

As part of our Global Engagement Series, we convened a number of focused events exploring the international relationships that are of importance to our country. In 2011, the Forum partnered with a select number of Embassies and High Commissions to host a series of private luncheon and dinner dialogues. Our goal was to bring together small groups of thought leaders from the public, private, academic, and non-profit sectors to discuss select issues of mutual importance.

Sessions held to date include:

The Swiss Global Leaders Luncheon
On April 8, 2011 the Public Policy Forum and the Embassy of Switzerland in Canada convened a small group of senior leaders from the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss the role of electronic tools in the delivery of government and democratic services.

 e-Government and e-Democracy in Switzerland and Canada