International Issues Discussion (IID) series talk on the European Union


Dear Friends,

The International Issues Discussion (IID) series at Ryerson University is pleased to present its third talk of the Winter 2017 term, “Europe on the Brink: Populism, Nationalism, and Brexit.”

 Our guests will be:

Jeremy Kinsman, whose 40 year career in the foreign service included appointments as Canadian Ambassador to the Russian Federation (1992-1996), Italy (1996-2000), High Commissioner in the United Kingdom (2000-2002), and ambassador to the European Union (2002-2006). He is one of Canada’s foremost authorities on foreign affairs, appearing regularly on CBC and CTV news, and writing for numerous magazine and papers including Policy Options, Policy, and The New York Times. Since 2009 he has been Resident International Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and since 2010 has served as Visiting Distinguished Diplomat with the Department of History at Ryerson University.

Eric Reguly, European Bureau Chief and columnist for The Globe and Mail

 Jason Langrish, Executive Director of the Canada-Europe Roundtable for Business

and moderating

 Eva Salinas, editor of, former Globe and Mail foreign correspondent, and Ryerson journalism alumna.

Their talk will be Wednesday, February 15th 6:30-9:00 pm, in ENG 103 (George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre: 245 Church Street, at the corner of Gould and Church: see at Ryerson University, Toronto.

All are welcome and admission is free. Please circulate notice of the event as widely as possible. A poster advertising the talk is attached.


Founded in 2005, the IID is a non-partisan, student-led forum designed to engage all members of the Ryerson University community on major events and issues in contemporary global affairs through reasoned, objective, and scholarly discourse. For further details about the IID and our series please see  or contact the IID student leaders at


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