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NEW DATE: Global Health Pandemics: COVID-19 Forward

June 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


This event is the second in the joint United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) and Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) International Issues Speakers’ Series. “Global Health Pandemics: COVID-19 Forward” is a must-attend look at critical emerging issues; featuring panelists who, together with their global networks, continue to undertake policy relevant research on issues relating to past, present and future global health pandemics.


Dr. Sue Horton, Professor, Health Economics, University of Waterloo/BSIA

Dr. Peter Singer, Special Advisor to the Director-General, World Health Organization

Michael Pearson, Director General, Public Health Agency of Canada

Dr. Alan Whiteside, Professor, Global Health, Wilfrid Laurier University/BSIA

United Nations Association in Canada, President & CEO, Kathryn White: “This partnership with the Balsillie School brings new insights on pressing international issues to policy makers and takers as well as the next generation of global citizens.” Balsillie School of International Affairs Director Ann Fitz-Gerald: “This critically timed session will bring fresh insights to decision makers.”

As Canada stands together while apart, UNA-Canada and BSIA are pleased to bring together global health leaders, policy makers and stakeholders in industry, academia, government and young scholars for this virtual session.

The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is an historic, national charitable organization with 30,000 members, providing a leading policy voice on multilateralism in Canada. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and of the United Nations itself. The founding Chapter begins ‘We the peoples…’ It is a call to action to build a better world for all. UNA-Canada was a founding member of the World Federation of United Nations Association and today holds an elected Vice-Presidency, representing global civil society.

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June 23, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON Canada
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