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Canadian International Council - Saskatoon Branch



The Canadian International Council (CIC) is Canada's longest-running foreign policy forum, established over eighty years ago to inform and to give a voice to people interested in issues of the world and Canada's role in them. It promotes dialogue and research on international affairs issues through a national network that crosses academic disciplines, policy areas and economic sectors. Its 15 branches across the country hold public education events to prompt citizen interest and engagement with international issues. The CIC now features a digital media platform——that aims to bring the best work being done on global affairs into the Canadian conversation.


The Saskatoon branch has been stirring the conversation for well over eighty years. Check out our website:


 Upcoming Events:

Oct 20/16 -  Mastoufa Bayoumi, How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Muslim During the War on Terror, Biology 106, U of S

Nov 17/16 - An Update from DND:  Joint Task Force Iraq (Saskatoon Club)

Dec 1/16 - Combatting Human Trafficking in Vietnam (Saskatoon Club)

Also watch this space for events on:

   The Avro Arrow



Recent Events:

Oct 5/16 - Pulse-a-palooza! A celebration of the International Year of Pulses

Sept 28/16 - Recent Developments in Turkey (Saskatoon Club)

Sept 22/16 - The Brexit, the EU and Trade - Oh. My! a panel discussion

Nov 16/15 - Commodore Santarpia, Counter Terror Operations off the Horn of Africa

Nov 10/15 - Ken Coates,  A New Northern Vision

Sept 24/15  - Reyn Laurer, Global Citizenship: the tensiosn of a privileged humanitarian worker

Mar 19/15 - Maurice Labelle, Not so Nobel: Perceptions of Lester B. Pearson in the Arab World

Feb 26/15 - Patrick Chasse, Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America

Jan 27/15 - Bruce Reeder, The Challenges of Ebola

Nov 25/14 - John Foster, Petroleum and the World's Hot Spots

Oct 27/14 - Alan Trench, The Referendum on Scottish Independence and After

Oct 9/14 - Kjell Anderson, Understanding Mass Atrocities - from Rwanda to ISIS

Sept 30/14 - Bill Kerr, The Changing Landscape of Canadian Trade Relations

Sept 11/14 - Lee Reaney,The Cost of Turning to Europe - From Euromaidan to War with Russia

Geoff Backman, Where to from Here? Marketing Choices of Wheat Farmers in Newly-Opened International Market

May 12/14 - Update from Ukraine: a Conversation with Ambassador Vadym Prystaiko

 April 16/14 - Jeffrey Steeves, Democracy in Kenya in Peril

March 25/14 - Greg Poelzer, Ukraine and Crimea in the Russian Mirror

Tues, March 25, 10-11:20 am, Thorv Room 159, U of S 

March 6/14 - Major Robert Meade, DART Response to Typhoon Haiyan, Phiippines, November 2013



 Consider becoming a member of CIC.

Your membership dollars help support our ongoing programming. By becoming a member, you add to the national discussion on world events and Canadian foreign policy, and you join the team of experts and engaged citizens across the country, keenly interested in the world and Canada's place in it.

Annual membership fees:  

   $20 for students   

   $45 for young professionals (under 35 years of age)

   $75 for all others  

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