North American Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission

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Montreal, QC,

(13th Meeting of the North American Group)

At the Sofitel Luxury Hotel

Conference Chairman: Joseph S. Nye, Jr., North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission; University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge

Friday, November 7

12:00 PM Lunch 
SESSION 1:  GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS: A Conversation
Interlocutor: Jeffrey Simpson, National Affairs columnist, The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Panel:
Joseph S. Nye, Jr. University Distinguished Service Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge 

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
SESSION 2:  A NORTH MAERICAN POLITICAL UPDATE 
Moderator: André Desmarais, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Power Corporation of Canada, Montréal
Panel: 
André Pratte, Editor-in-Chief, La Presse, Québec
David Gergen, Professor of Public Service, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge
Veronica Ortiz Ortega, Legal Advisor and Political Analyst, Mexico City

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  
SESSION 3:  OUTREACH TO THE AMERICAS
Moderator: Raymond Chrétien, Partner and Strategic Advisor, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Montréal
Panel:
Peter Boehm, Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa
Thomas F. McLarty, III, Chairman, McLarty Asssociates, Washington 
Andrés Rozental, President, Rozental and Associates, Mexico City

6:30 PM
RECEPTION AND DINNER - CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: A CONVERSATION
Speakers:  Karen Elliott House, Journalist, Princeton; Author of On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - and Future
Michael Bell, Senior Fellow,  Norman Patterson School of International Relations, Carleton University, Ottawa; former Canadian Ambassador to Jordan, Egypt, Cyprus and Israel

Saturday, November 8

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  
SESSION 4:  DEMOGRAPHICS IN NORTH AMERICA: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES 
Interlocutor: Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Desjardins Group, Montréal
Speakers: 
Eric Noël, Senior Vice President North America, Oxford Analytica, and Initiator, Canada Towards 2030 Project, Québec 
Carlos Heredia, Chair and Professor, Department of International Studies, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City
Pierre Fortin, Professor of Economics, University of Québec, Montréal; Fellow, Royal Society of Canada

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM  
SESSION 5:  CHALLENGES TO EDUCATION AND INNOVATION IN NORTH AMERICA
Moderator: Heather Munroe-Blum, Chair, Canada Pension Investment Fund; Principal  Emerita, McGill University; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal
Panelists:
Art DeFehr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Palliser Furniture, Ltd., Winnipeg
Linda Lorimer, Vice President for Global and Strategic Initiatives, Yale University, New Haven
Claudio X. Gonzalez, President, Mexicanos Primero, Mexico City

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
SESSION 6: FUTURE DEMANDS ON HEALTH CARE DELIVERY FROM A NORTH AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE
Moderator: Julio Frenk, Dean, School of Public Health, Harvard University, Cambridge
Panelist: 
Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey and Company, London
John A. Quelch, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Professor in Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, Harvard University, Cambridge
Eduardo Gonzalez, Undersecretary of Health, Mexico City

12:30 PM Lunch
Introduction: John Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), Ottawa
Speaker: Jason Kenney, Minister for Employment and Social Development; Minister of Multiculturalism, Ottawa

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
SESSION 7: THE ARTIC: SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES 
Moderator: Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International
Affairs, John F.Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge
Panelists:
Michael Byers, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Scott Borgerson, Chief Executive Officer, CargoMetrics, Boston; Co-Founder and Senior Advisor,The Arctic Circle 
José Sarukhán, Professor Emeritus, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  
SESSION 8:  ENERGY AND THE ENVIORNMENT 
Moderator: John Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Council of
Chief Executives (CCCE), Ottawa
Panelists: 
Jean Charest, Former Premier of Québec; former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Montréal
John M. Deutch, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge 
Marco Cota, Director General of Exploration and Extraction, Ministry of Energy, Mexico City

The next Trilateral Commission Meeting will be held in Seoul, Korea, Friday, April 24, to Sunday, April 26, 2015
 
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