We will explore themes that help us understand Canada’s “Diversity Dividend” and what that means for the future economic and social growth of our nation.
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Where: University of Victoria
When: November 17-19, 2017
Cost: Starting at $445 CDN for students and NGOs
Dr. Bessma Momani is Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs,. She is also a Senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI), Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Doha Centre, and has been Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., a visiting scholar at Georgetown University’s Mortara Center. She is a 2015 Fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and a Fulbright Scholar.
Toronto-based Kamal Al-Solaylee is the author of two national bestsellers. Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes won the Toronto Book Award and was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and Canada Reads. Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and was a finalist for the Governor General Literary Awards. He’s a former editor and theatre critic at the Globe and Mail and has written for The Walrus, Toronto Life, Literary Review of Canada, the Toronto Star and the National Post, among others. He holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Nottingham.