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Close collaboration between business and government is essential for the development and effective implementation of good public policy. To do so, there must be trust between business and government and between business and the public. For his presentation, Patrick will draw from the discussions that took place on September 15 as part of the 2nd Annual CN-Tellier Forum on Working Together to Rebuild Trust and Manage Uncertainty. Please note - this event is taking place in French. 

Monica Gattinger

Monica Gattinger

Opening Remarks

Director, ISSP and Full Professor at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa

Dr. Gattinger is an award-winning researcher and highly sought-after speaker, adviser and media commentator in the energy and arts/cultural policy sectors. Her innovative research programme convenes business, government, Indigenous, civil society and academic leaders to address complex policy, regulatory and governance challenges. She has published widely in the energy and arts/cultural policy fields, with a focus on strengthening decision-making in the context of fast-past technological change and markets, changing social values, and lower levels of trust in governments, industry, science and expertise.

Patrick Leblond

Patrick Leblond

Keynote Speaker

Associate Professor, School of Public & International Affairs, University of Ottawa; ISSP Faculty Affiliate

Owing to his training and experience in business, economics and international relations, Patrick Leblond's expertise concerns questions relating to global economic governance and international and comparative political economy, more specifically those that deal with international finance, international economic integration as well as business-government relations. His regional expertise focuses on Europe and North America. Before joining the University of Ottawa in 2008, Patrick was assistant professor of international business at HEC Montréal and director of the Réseau économie internationale (REI) at the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales de l'Université de Montréal (CERIUM). He was also visiting scholar at the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP). Before embarking on his academic career, Patrick worked in accounting and auditing for Ernst & Young (he holds the title of Chartered Accountant) as well as in corporate finance and strategy consulting for Arthur Andersen & Co. and SECOR Consulting.

Pascale Massot

Pascale Massot


Assistant Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa; ISSP Faculty Affiliate

Pascale Massot is an assistant professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. 

From February 2020 to February 2021, she was on public service leave from the University to serve as Senior Advisor, Asia-Pacific, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada. From December 2015 to July 2017 she was also on public service leave from the university, serving as Policy Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada and Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of International Trade of Canada. 

Her research interests include the global political economy of China’s rise, China’s impact on global markets, including extractive commodity markets, open markets as the third pillar of the Global Liberal Order, the political economy of the Asia-Pacific region, Canada-China and Canada-Asia relations and Canadian public opinion on Asia.

She has conducted field research in China, including as a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing and a visiting PhD Candidate at Peking University's Center for International Political Economy. Pascale Massot was the 2014-2015 Cadieux-Léger Fellow at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.

Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a monthly luncheon speaker-series by the ISSP, hosting interdisciplinary discussions at the science-society-policy interface. 

Date and time
Dec 8, 2022
All day
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