About the Event

Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q&A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

*Valid student ID required for admission to the seminar

When

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Where

Centre Mont-Royal
2200 Mansfield St.
Montreal, QC H3A 3R8
Contact Name: 
Ryan Hill
Contact Phone: 
416-363-6575 ext. 233

Bus Information

Complimentary return bus service for Ottawa based students. If you wish to register for the bus, please indicate so on the registration form.

Departure
7:15 AM – Board bus in Ottawa, Ottawa University (Lamoureux Hall)
7:30 AM – Depart Ottawa University 
9:45 AM – Arrive at Centre Mont-Royal

Return
4:15 PM – Depart from Centre Mont-Royal
6:15 PM – Arrive at Ottawa University, Ottawa (Lamoureux Hall)

Event Pricing

FREE – no costs to attend or register
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About the Event

Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q&A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

*Valid student ID required for admission to the seminar

Speakers & Instructors

Associate Professor of Geography, University of Toronto
Population Bomb, Greenhouse Gasses and Climate Change: A Dud?A growing number of environmental... more

Population Bomb, Greenhouse Gasses and Climate Change: A Dud?

A growing number of environmental activists have linked economic and population growth with climate change. Their solution to this alleged problem is simple: Reduce the volume of emissions by reducing the number of CO2 emitters. Are things truly this simple though? Professors Desrochers will question this narrative by discussing a few inconvenient truths.

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Professor of Economics, McGill University
The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of PovertyDr. Watson will look at common... more

The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of Poverty

Dr. Watson will look at common misconceptions about inequality and about the policies proposed for reducing it. He will emphasize that we need policies that attack privilege, especially legislated privilege, and make markets as free and competitive as possible.

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Visiting professor, Bates College
Did We Need to Nationalize Electricity in Quebec?In the 1960s, Quebec completed the program of... more

Did We Need to Nationalize Electricity in Quebec?

In the 1960s, Quebec completed the program of nationalizing its electricity system. One frequently reiterated claim is that prior to nationalization, firms were charging high prices and were gouging consumers. This, it is argued, was the motivation for nationalization. Closer evaluation shows that this argument is incorrect, which leads us to see the failures of nationalization since the 1960s in a different light.

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Professor, Wake Forest University
Why Adam Smith MattersAdam Smith is considered the founder of the discipline of economics, and some... more

Why Adam Smith Matters

Adam Smith is considered the founder of the discipline of economics, and some consider him the founder of capitalism as well. But why should we care about what someone wrote over two centuries ago? Does Smith have anything valuable for us today, especially when there are so many reasons to be suspicious of capitalism? We will take a critical look at a few of Smith's central claims and see if there is any reason to think that Adam Smith matters today.

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Event Testimonials

  • Seminars like this one are a more approachable format to learning more about topics in public policy that otherwise may seem daunting, especially for a student.
    - Saskatoon
  • A thought-provoking experience that will challenge your assumptions and broaden your perspectives.
    - Ottawa
  • Amazing way to spend my Saturday. Very relevant and academic conversations inspiring students to professionally pursue these topics.
    - Calgary

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