Major Invited /Keynote Presentations
Delivery of a keynote address, “The Ascendancy of Informalism in Global Governance: Implications for the UN, the Global South, and Middle Powers,” Istanbul Security Conference 2015, “UN at 70 and Global Governance,” Marmara University, December 4, 2015.
Special Public Lecture at 10th Global Governance School on: “Consolidation and Fragmentation in global governance with special attention on the G20 and the BRICS,” the German Development Institute (DIE), Bonn, 27 July 2012.
Keynote opening lecture, “Winners and Losers from the financial crisis: on financial prudence and the re-configuration of generosity, ” the German Development Institute (DIE), Bonn, 26 July 2012.
“The Group of Twenty: Input and Output Legitimacy, Reforms, and Agenda,” Conference on “The Evolving Global Architecture: From a Centralized to a Decentralized System,” Asian Development Bank Institute and S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, March 27-28, 2012.
Participant on opening panel of conference on “Korea’s Global Leadership: Accomplishes and Challenges,” sponsored by the Korea Development Institute, Seoul, May 8, 2012. .
Speaking tour sponsored by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, “The G20 after the Los Cabos Summit,” Berlin and Brussels, June 2012.
“Squeezed or Revitalized? The Middle Power model, the G20, and the evolution of Global Governance,” paper presented to panel on Foreign Policy Strategies and New Global Order at the Madrid 2012, XXll World Congress of Political Science, July 8-12.
“Key Themes in Understanding 21st Century Diplomacy: Top-Down
Processes, Instrumentalism, ‘Brand’ Differentiation, and Submerged Challenges,” IFANS Conference on Global Affairs,“NEW DIPLOMATIC CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES IN THE 21ST CENTURY, ” Seoul, Korea, October 24, 2012.
“From Boom to Bust? the G20 from Washington to Los Cabos,” paper presented at a conference on “The role of China and the EU in new economic governance,” University of the Ruhr, Bochum, November 5 and 6, 2012.
“De-centering the G20 in Global Governance: From a Concert of Power to a Networking Focal Point,’ paper presented at authors’ workshop, “De-centring Regional Power: Global Power Shifts,” International Institutions and Non-State Actors German Institute for Global Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg December 14, 2012.
“Global Governance: Canadian and Chinese perspectives.” Keynote address, Whither Global Governance? Perspectives From Canada and China, 2nd Canadian-Chinese Contemporary Global Governance, School of International Studies, Renmin University, Beijing, China, October 2011.
“Ascending Powers and the International System.” The Matías Romero Institute, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, Keynote address, Mexico City, December, 2010.
“Between Multilateral cooperation and Power Politics: Power Shifts and the Evolution of New Global Orders.” Keynote at conference on ‘Beyond Crisis: The Future of Global Order(s), German United Nations Association-FES-SWP North-South Dialogue, Bonn, Germany, July 2010.
“The G20: An Improvised ‘Crisis Committee’ Or An Embedded ‘Steering Board’ For The World?” Invited talk at the Institut Barcelona (IBEI), Barcelona, April 2010.
“Picking your Club: G8 or G20, BRICS or B(R) ICSAM.” Keynote at annual meeting of Oxfam International, Geneva. July 2009.
“The Effectiveness and Value of Celebrity Diplomacy.” Keynote address, CPD Workshop: Celebrity Diplomacy, USC, Los Angeles, April 2009.
“Celebrity Diplomacy: Unconventional International Politics.” Keynote address at Clingendael Institute, The Hague, Netherlands, October 2008.
“Celebrity Diplomacy: Challenges and Opportunities.” Keynote Presentation, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies, Washington, D.C., September 2007.
“Canada and Germany in the G8: Priorities and Expectations at the Eve of the 2007 Summit Meeting in Heiligendamm,” Keynote Speech, Conference of Gesellschaft fuer Kanada-Studien e.V., Canadian Embassy, Berlin, April 2007.
“Canadian Foreign Policy: Canada’s Role in Afghanistan and its Potential Implications for Germany,” Keynote Speech, Roundtable of German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Berlin, April 2007.
“Multilateralism and the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm from a Canadian perspective.” Keynote Speeches, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Hamburg/Halle, April 2007.
“The Hybridity of Celebrity Diplomacy.” Invited Presentation, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico City, February 2007.
“Where is Mexico in Canada’s Foreign Policy?” Presentation to “Territorio Y Sociedad en América del Norte,” Association mexicaine d’études canadiennes, Mexico City, February 2007.
“Canadian Foreign Policy from Prime Minister Martin to Harper,” Presentation, School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, January 2007.
“Health Governance: The Local to the Global,” Presentation, Seva Mandir, Udaipur, January 2007.
“The Architecture of Global Governance,” School of Planning, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, January 2007.
“The Bono-ization of Diplomacy,” Keynote speech, The Conference on International Governance Innovation (CIGI’06), Waterloo, September 2006.
“Adding 3Ns to the 3Ds: Lessons from the 1996 Zaire Mission for Humanitarian Interventions,” Canada: its role in peace-making and conflict resolution – Conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Institute for Canadian Studies at the University of Augsburg. Augsburg, December 2005.
“Canada and the ‘New’ Multilateralism.” Roundtable discussion on Canada, China and Multilateralism. The China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) and Foreign Affairs Canada, Beijing, March 2005.
“Separation Anxiety: Canadian Foreign Policy after Chrétien.” The Skelton-Menzies Lecture, Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University, January 2005.
“Canadian Foreign Policy after September 11th: A Preliminary Analysis.” Presentation in Distinguished Speakers series. Concordia University, Montréal, November 2002.
“A Case of New Diplomacy? Negotiating the Inter-American Democratic Charter,” Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC, November 2002.
“Multilateralism à la carte: The United States, Canada, and Mexico and the Promotion of Democracy in the Post-NAFTA Era.” Conference on Comparative Studies involving Mexico, the United States and Canada. El Colegio de México, Mexico City, October 2002.
“Canadian Diplomacy and Coalitions of the Willing,” Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India, May 2002.
“Managing Canada-United States Relations after September 11,” Testimony before the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, House of Commons, Ottawa, 27 November 2001.
“The Future of Canadian Diplomacy.” National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan University, March 2001.
“The Quebec City Summit of the Americas.” Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City, March 2001.
“Canadian Diplomacy and Like-minded Countries.”. Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies In German-speaking Countries. Grainau, Germany, February 2000.
“The Evolution of Multilateralism in an Intermediate State: The Re-orientation of Canadian Strategy in the Economic and Security Arenas.” Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC, March 1999.
“International Economic Negotiations,” Diplomatic Training Course. University of Geneva, Geneva, April 1995.
“Locating Niches: The Widening Security Agenda and Canadian Defence Policy,” Presentation to the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons, Canada’s Defence Policy, Toronto, 16 June 1994.
“Canada and the North Pacific Region,” North Pacific Forum. Fletcher-Hokkaido North Pacific Program, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Sapporo, Japan, May 1987.