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In Partnership with the University of Ottawa Centre on Governance

A public policy forum dedicated to exploring
evolving ideas in public policy and public administration

Designed for Public Servants

The Administrators’ Colloquium is a discussion forum where books on public policy and guest experts and speakers have been selected to stimulate thought and generate dialogue to explore evolving ideas in public policy and public administration.  Designed for public servants, and others interested in public policy issues, the Colloquium provides an excellent informal setting to discuss subjects of mutual interest with peers and experts. Some of the policy issues discussed by the Colloquium include:

  • defence procurement
  • health policy
  • immigration issues
  • voting behaviour
  • security and intelligence problems
  • Aboriginal and northern matters
  • international politics

We meet at the Centre on Governance’s excellent facilities at the University of Ottawa – Social Sciences Building (FSS) at 120 University Private in Room 4004 (4th floor). Each session begins at 6:00 p.m. with a reception. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker is introduced at about 7:45 p.m., and by 8:00 p.m. the participants are engaged in an open, lively exchange. The evening usually ends by 9:15 p.m.

2020 – 2021 Session News

Books for the 2020-21 season have been chosen on the basis of a vote by participants at the 2019-20 season. The first two books of the 2020-21 for the season were part of last year’s program, but were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The resource persons have graciously agreed to reschedule them as part of this year’s program.  With the exception of the September 29, 2020 and October 27, 2020 sessions, all dates for the remainder of the books are tentative and subject to change depending on the availability of speakers.

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2019 - 2020 Session

2018 - 2019 Session