Meet the participants

Meet the extraordinary 150+ people who are part of our network

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Thorsten Benner

Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)

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Dr. Olaf Wientzek


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Dr. Peter Singer


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Dr. Ailish Campbell

kanadischen Botschafterin in der Europäischen Union

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Delphine Sallard

Delegation der Europäischen Union in Kanada

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Senator Ratna Omidvar

Senate of Canada

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Annette Ranko

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

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Mel Cappe

Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

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Kyle Matthews

Concordia University

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Dr. Jennifer M. Welsh

McGill University

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Sue Gardner

former Executive Director of the WikiMedia Foundation

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Dr. Sanjay Ruparelia

Ryerson University

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Dr. Ulrike Klinger

European New School of Digital Studies

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Arif Lalani

Global Affairs Canada

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Tankred Schipanski

Christian Democratic Union

What We Do

To build a new group of likeminded democracies, the CIC, KAS Canada and our partners:

  • Convene policymakers, civil society leaders, and experts to scope out shared challenges to participating countries.
  • Commission policy recommendations to coordinate responses.
  • Host meetings for political representatives to advance the agenda.

What’s Next?

Check out the videos and papers from our conference on democratic backsliding at McGill University, from September 29-30th.

Learn More

Joint Effort by

The Canadian International Council

The Canadian International Council (CIC) is a platform for citizens to engage in discussions on international issues. Our mission as an independent, non-partisan and charitable membership organization is to involve Canadians in defining our country’s place in the world.

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Canada

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a German political foundation that is politically associated with but legally and financially independent of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Germany Nationally and internationally. KAS promotes freedom and liberty. peace. and justice through civic education in more than 120 countries. In Canada. we seek to intensify political cooperation between Germany and Canada to strengthen transatlantic relations and to address common challenges of global nature.