IRPP Event

IRPP Fall lecture

It is with pleasure that the IRPP announces its 2023 Fall Lecture in Ottawa on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at the National Arts Centre.

The evening will feature a keynote lecture by University of Toronto professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, co-author of the 2023 book Waiting to Inhale: Cannabis Legalization and the Fight for Racial Justice. The lecture will be followed by a lively networking reception, offering the chance to mix and mingle with Canada’s dynamic policy community. We will also take the opportunity to officially launch a call for applications for our new IRPP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Support of Indigenous, Black, and Other Racialized Scholars.

While there is no charge to attend this event, guests are encouraged to donate to the fellowship, which will help support early-career policy leaders who identify as Black, Indigenous or as a racialized person.

For information, contact Judy Manny at

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Date and time
November  8, 2023
4:30 - 7:00 p.m. ET
National Arts Centre, Ottawa
Event Type
Registration is closed