Halifax Branch

Phone: 902-403-4325

About the Halifax Branch

Since its formation in 1931, as a branch of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, the Halifax branch of today’s Canadian International Council has actively served to connect our local population with issues of the world and with knowledge of Canada’s role in the world community. The Halifax Branch is one of the Canadian International Council’s 18 volunteer-run branches, which, together, hold over 150 events nationally on a wide variety of topics that can range in format from casual Politics at the Pub discussions to expert panels and formal conferences.

With a very knowledgeable and engaged group of academic, business and community members who share an interest in foreign affairs, international business and trade, and Canada’s role in the world, branch activities provide a unique networking opportunity for those who are in Halifax but who have their eyes on issues overseas. The Branch enjoys a partnership with Dalhousie’s Centre for the Study of Security and Development.

We also actively seek to establish relationships with other organizations and institutions in Halifax that share our interest in international affairs. Through these efforts, we have been able to develop stronger programs and extend our reach to include more of the community at large.

The Halifax branch is fortunate to have an enthusiastic group of Executive members who volunteer their time and expertise to organize events and ensure the success of the branch.

We welcome new members, partnership opportunities and ideas to enliven our speakers’ program or to help us to engage the wider public.

Branch Executive Leadership


Kevin Deveaux


Tanya Lush & Gary Logan


Jesslyn MacKinnon

Program Co-Chairs

Scott Burbidge & Gary Logan


Glenn Davidson, Chris Stover, Kenzie MacKinnon, Paul Bennett


Pete Day

Diversity & Membership

Christine Yang


Courtney Heisler

Strategic Planning

Norma MacIsaac

Past President

Valerie Bachynsky


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Past Events

January 21, 2021 12:00 am

Geoff Regan MP – A Discussion with the Chair of Select Committee on Canada-China Relations

November 16, 2020 12:00 am

The Beirut Explosion – Lebanon 3 months on


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