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Tricia Geddes, deputy director, policy and strategic partnerships at CSIS, will give a free public talk on Nov. 18.

The Global Cafe: Security of Research in Canadian Universities

This discussion will focus on efforts by CSIS to work with medical and scientific researchers across the country to sensitize them to threats of foreign interference and espionage

Event

Date: November 18, 2020
Time: 5 pm - 7 pm CST (Saskatchewan time)
Location: Zoom (online)

The discussion will be held from 5 pm - 6:30 pm, followed by a recruitment presentation from 6:30 pm - 7 pm. Please note that you do not have to attend both portions of the event. This event is free and open to the public.

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About this event
The Department of Political Studies in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is partnering with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) on a public talk titled Security of Research in Canadian Universities. This discussion, part of the Certificate of Global Studies Global Cafe series, will focus on CSIS’s efforts during the past few months to work with medical and scientific researchers across the country to sensitize them to threats of foreign interference and espionage targeting their research, data and other intellectual property.

Speaker’s bio
Tricia Geddes was appointed to deputy director, policy and strategic partnerships (DDP) at CSIS in April 2020. The DDP is responsible for key partnerships in the areas of strategic policy development, foreign relations, external review and compliance, communications, academic outreach and stakeholder engagement, as well as litigation and disclosure.

In this capacity, the DDP supports the director and, by proxy, the minister of public safety and emergency preparedness in their accountability for the overall operational activities of CSIS. The DDP also ensures CSIS is accountable, transparent and attuned to the strategic interests of the Government of Canada.

Ms. Geddes joined CSIS in 2014 as the director general of policy and foreign relations. Previously, she held positions with the Canadian Armed Forces as associate director of staff for the strategic joint staff, as well as with the Privy Council Office as the chief of staff to the National Security Advisor, and the director of strategic policy and planning in the Security & Intelligence Secretariat.

Ms. Geddes graduated from the University of Toronto (Trinity College) with a combined degree in political science and peace and conflict studies.

Event moderators

• Dr. Martin Gaal (PhD), Lecturer, Department of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan

• Caid Brossart, President, Political Studies Students’ Association (PSSA), University of Saskatchewan



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