The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy organizes an annual Featured Lecture Series exploring themed policy areas. Presenters are invited to bring a unique and interesting look to the topic, especially any new theoretical or applied developments. 

2014-15 Five Trends Changing Our World: Are we ready for them?

JSGS Featured Lecture Series - Five Trends Changing Our World: Are we ready for them?

The world is in the midst of profound change, driven by the intersecting trends of globalization, information technology, energy, demographics, and education. What do these mean for continued success and prosperity in mid-sized western countries like Canada? What are the implications for governing in a hyperconnected global economy? These are not issues easily solved, but from a governing perspective, they must be publicly discussed and debated if we are to manage these forces of change well.

The 2014-15 Fall Feature Lecture Series included:

  • The Honourable Kevin Lynch, Vice Chairman, BMO Financial Group (keynote) Download presentation
  • Louise Greenberg, PhD., Deputy Minister, Ministry of Advanced Education, Government of Saskatchewan
  • Harold MacKay, Counsel, MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP
  • Ron Styles, President and CEO, SaskTel