Open Dialogue events offer opportunities to collaborate, challenge and otherwise engage in meaningful and thoughtful discussion. From mentorship panels to open forums covering current issues and historical events, the offerings are as unique and varied as the subject matter.
Browse this section for videos, news stories and media coverage of past events in the Open Dialogue series.
Shaar Shalom Lecture with Michaëlle Jean
MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance
Against the backdrop of an oft-distressing global political climate, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean (former Governor General of Canada) brought a message of hope to Dal’s annual Shaar Shalom Lecture, drawing on humanity’s common bonds to inspire a new generation of leaders and change makers.
Resilience or reluctance: what is driving the policy behind how Atlantic Canada is preparing to adapt to climate change? That’s what a panel of experts considered on campus last week, hosted by the MacEachen Institute.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden earned international infamy when he leaked secret documents that revealed the extent of global surveillance culture. Speaking via livestream to a packed house as part of Dal Alumni Days, Snowden discussed what a “digital arms race” means for our future.
Dal Alumni Days featured Open Dialogue events that engaged alumni and other guests in thought-provoking discussions around the pressing issues of immigration and health care — and some of the boundary-breaking ways Dal researchers and community partners are helping address them.