Global Affairs

Canadian International Council

The Canadian International Council is an independent member-based council established to strengthen Canada’s role in global affairs. 15-nationwide branches hold over 100 events a year to engage the public with international issues. The Canadian International Council is generously supported by a network of Canadian business leaders from all economic sectors. Corporate sponsors recognize that the Council’s mission to advance Canadian global engagement and to generate innovative policy ideas that aligns with their agendas for strategic and sustainable growth. The Canadian International Council is supported by a large constituency of Canadians who believe that Canada’s foreign policy directly impacts the lives and prosperity of its citizens. The Council’s digital media platform, OpenCanada.org, is Canada’s hub for international affairs, connecting our community in Canada and beyond.
Canadian International Council

Open Canada

OpenCanada is a digital publication producing multimedia content at the intersection of public policy, scholarship and journalism to explain, analyze and tell stories about the increasingly complex and rapidly shifting world of foreign policy and international affairs. Open Canada partners with national and international media and co-produces series on major international issues including Arctic Deeply a series with News Deeply and the University of British Columbia Lind Initiative.

Founded in June 2011, Open Canada has published thousands of articles on international affairs and Canadian foreign policy and served as a hub for communities in Canada and beyond seeking thoughtful analysis on world events. OpenCanada is a partnership of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, and Open Canada’s founder, the Canadian International Council.
Open Canada

The Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies

The Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies is an annual dialogue series hosted by the Liu Institute for Global Issues and made possible by a generous gift from Philip Lind. The Liu Institute for Global Issues is an interdisciplinary research hub at the University of British Columbia which strives to catalyze innovative thinking and positive change around emerging global issues and bridge the gap between academics and practitioners to transform research into actions.

The Lind Initiative invites prominent American scholars, writers and intellectuals to the University of British Columbia each year to conduct research and share ideas with students, faculty and the wider community to address one of the most urgent issues of our time.

Arctic Deeply