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Global Reads: The Ministry for the Future

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Aga Khan Foundation Canada is pleased to invite you to join our monthly book club series: Global Reads.

Join us in November for a lively discussion with New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson. In a discussion led by Catherine McKenna, we will discuss his novel, The Ministry for the Future, which uses fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all.

In Global Reads, we explore a recent literary work focused on international affairs, policy, or practice—with an emphasis on innovation, new voices, and diverse perspectives. Notable leaders and thinkers from international affairs, global development, and allied sectors facilitate lively and inclusive discussions, providing a structure for collaborative interpretation, learning, and growth.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session as well as connect with other attendees during the session.

Join Global Reads to:

  • Forge new connections with likeminded, globally focused thinkers
  • Encounter inspiring, challenging, and unconventional ideas
  • Gain a fresh perspective on your work
  • Reignite your professional development goals

Additional Information for attendees

  1. In-person / Virtual Ticket: When you register, please indicate whether you will attend in-person at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat (199 Sussex Drive, Ottawa) or online (Zoom) by selecting the relevant ticket option for each session.
  2. Refreshments: In-person attendees are welcome to arrive before 12 pm ET to network and enjoy light refreshments afterwards.

Questions? Please contact [email protected]


Speakers

Kim Stanley Robinson, Author

Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt, and 2312. In 2008, he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. He lives in Davis, California.

Catherine McKenna, Chair, UN’s Secretary-General’s High-level Expert Group on Net-Zero Commitments

With welcoming remarks from:

Khalil Z. Shariff, Chief Executive Officer, Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Venue

Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
199 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 1K6 Canada

Organizer

Aga Khan Foundation Canada
Website:
akfc.ca