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9 May 2016


the Speakers



Adam Taylor​

Director at ENsight Canada and previously was the Senior Advisor to former Trade Minister, Ed Fast

Bessma Momani

Bessma Momani is a CIGI Senior Fellow. She has a Ph.D. in political science with a focus on international political economy and is an associate professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the University of Waterloo. She has been a visiting scholar at Georgetown University’s Mortara Center and at the Amman Institute, a research centre to improve local governance in the Middle East.



Monia Mazigh

Dr. Monia Mazigh was born and raised in Tunisia and immigrated to Canada in 1991. She speaks Arabic, French, and English fluently and holds a Ph.D. in finance from McGill University. Dr. Mazigh was catapulted onto the public stage in 2002 when her husband Maher Arar, was deported to Syria where he was tortured and held without charge for over a year. She is currently the National Coordinator of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group in Ottawa.



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