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World War II: Ethics & Practice of Leadership: General de Gaulle (First in...

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This conference will be delivered in French. Questions are welcome in English, if necessary.

This will be the first in a series of seven conferences on Governance, Ethics and the Practice of Exemplary Leadership. The first four sessions will review the actions of president Franklin D. Roosevelt, prime minister Winston Churchill, generals Charles de Gaulle and Dwight D. Eisenhower, and prime minister William L. Mackenzie King. The 5th conference will focus on other personalities that played a strategic role such as Jean Moulin and Anthony Eden. The sixth conference will be devoted to the Bretton Woods system from its creation to current focus on human capital (health, education), innovation, governance (equity, transparency, anti-corruption, perceived and real systemic risk reduction) and infrastructure upgrading. The seventh conference offers comparative insights into the governance of several countries.

The objective of this conference series is to permit participants to draw lessons of exemplarity (including talent, honour and courage) applicable to the practice of contemporary leadership in a context of uncertainty and complex stakes with far-reaching human, ethical and strategic implications. In this respect, the trajectory of general Charles de Gaulle, between 1939 and 1945, reveals a series of extraordinary and less-known decisions. Building on testimonies, recently-discovered historic documents and archives, the speakers will examine the difficult choices and the relationship between the general and his powerful adversaries within the alliance against the Nazi occupation.

Numerous decisions, recognized as well-founded after the War, have, in their time, been immensely challenging for this leader who was underestimated, and even frequently isolated by his vital allies.

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Martin Laberge (Ph.D. in History, University of Montreal), History Professor in the Social Sciences Dept. at the the University of Quebec; specializing in European history (XIXth and XXst centuries), international-relations history and contemporary France. Professor Laberge is the recipient of the « Christiane-Melançon » Excellence Award in education bestowed to faculty members of the University of Quebec in the Outaouais. He is frequently interviewed in the medias on his fields of expertise, notably by the CBC.

Dominique Marshall (Ph.D, University of Montreal), Professor and the History Department Chair at Carleton University and a specialist in the transnational history of human rights, humanitarian aid, political economy and Canadian society. She was the president of the Canadian Historical Association from 2013 to 2015, and the French Editor of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association for 20 years. Her book, Aux origines sociales de l’État providence (1998) was awarded the FCSHS's Jean-Charles Falardeau Prize.

Alain Paul Martin, 2012 Fellow Advanced Leadership (Harvard), commerce (Concordia), entrepreneurship (OPM, Harvard Business School), President of The Professional Development Institute PDI Inc. and Principal Architect of Harvard University Global System. With the collaboration of the French and American embassies and the British High Commission, he led the organization of conferences on WWII leadership in 2010 and 2011 as the President of Harvard University Club.

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For the first conference, Eventbrite.ca will automatically transfer, to the Richelieu Fondateur Fund, the fees paid by registrants. The Fund will refund Carleton for the refreshment expense and credit the balance to its Excellence Scholarships for Francophone Students in our community.

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1. Regular fees: $15
2. Optional: $100 in the form of a tax-deductible donation to the Excellence Scholarships of the Fonds Richelieu Fondateur.
3. Students with Carleton or UQO id card: $5

No one will be admitted without Eventbrite confirmation. The seats are limited and payable in advance at www.eventbrite.ca. Registrants who cannot attend can delegate a substitute. The fees of $15 and $5 will exclusively cover the reshreshment cost incurred by Carleton University. The balance will be automatically credited to the Excellence Scholarships of the Fonds Richelieu Fondateur. Furthermore, registrants who opted for a $100 donation will, during the week of November 20, obtain an official receipt for tax deduction purposes.

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Dunton Tpwer, Room 2017
Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada

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Leadership, exemplarity, ethics, governance, human capital, risk, strategic decisions, geopolitics, Second World War, WWII, Bretton Woods, General Charles de Gaulle, de Gaulle, Dominique Marshall, Martin Laberge, Alain Paul Martin, Carleton University, University of Québec in the Outaouais, UQO, L'Union des Français de l'étranger, Fonds Richelieu Fondateur, THe Professional development Institute PDI Inc.

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In the above public-domain picture, from left to right: Henri Giraud, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Charles de Gaulle and Winston Churchill at the Casablanca Conference Unknown author, Image 196990 at the « National Archives and Records Administration Artworks », (NARA) in Washington. Accessed Octobre 9, 2017.

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