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Then & Now: Decades of public engagement in international development

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

What: As part of International Development Week, Aga Khan Foundation Canada is convening Ted Cogan, Sonya De Laat & Nassisse Solomon, who are leading researchers on Canada’s public engagement efforts over time, from public opinion to documentary photography to crisis response for a discussion hosted by Dr. David Webster, co-editor of the book A Samaritan State Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid.

When: Friday, February 12, 2021 from 1PM to 2PM ET (10AM-11AM PT)

Why: Enhance your historical knowledge and its influence on contemporary and future approaches to public engagement with unique research and lively conversations with professionals from across the sector.

Panelists :

Ted Cogan

University of Guelph

The Growth of Public Engagement with Canadian Foreign Aid Policy, 1950–1980

Sonya De Laat

McMaster University

Pictures in Development: The Canadian International Development Agency’s Photo Library

Nassisse Solomon

Western University

“Tears Are Not Enough”: Canadian Political and Social Mobilization for Famine Relief in Ethiopia, 1984–1988

David Webster

Bishop’s University

Co-editor, A Samaritan State Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid

With financial support from:




Aga Khan Foundation Canada