Throughout the year, The Faculty of Public Affairs holds a variety of lectures and events. These lectures present well-known or accomplished academics and professionals to the campus community and beyond to stimulate discussion and raise the profile of higher learning, Carleton University, and the Faculty of Public Affairs.

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Research Month

February 24 – March 24
A Celebration of Our Research
FPA Research Month is an annual celebration of groundbreaking research that brings together Carleton scholars with academic researchers from across the world.

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Author Meets Readers
Monthly, September through April
Join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs.

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Bagels and Banter
Monthly, September through April
An opportunity to discuss shared research and teaching and learning topics with faculty members in a relaxed setting. Learn about new topics, teaching methods and potential research collaborations.

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The Bell Lecture
Previously: Senator Kim Pate – 
former Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies 
The Dick, Ruth, and Judy Bell Lecture is an annual lecture that honours the contributions of individuals to the political and public life of Canada.


Deborah McGregor headshotThe Graham Lecture
Previously: Deborah McGregor – expert in Indigenous environmental governance and knowledge systems
The Katherine A.H. Graham Lecture on Aboriginal Policy is an annual discussion related to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada.

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FPA Currents
Previously: Greg Ip, How Resurgent Nationalism is Reshaping Economics and the World.

FPA Currents is an annual lecture with a theme that lies at the intersection of politics, policy, journalism and current affairs.

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LinkTank: A Networking Night
Graduate students discover more about career options from alumni.

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Emerging Perspectives: FPA Graduate Conference
Sharing student research from across FPA.

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Event Videos
Watch video recordings of some of our previous events.

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