Pluralist societies are products of decision and public investment characterized by good governance, strong civic institutions, and sound public policy choices. Pluralist societies foster the equal participation of all citizens in the political, economic and socio-cultural life of the nation – enabling individuals and groups to express their cultural, linguistic and religious identities within a framework of shared citizenship. Through these means, the ethic and practices of pluralism can foster a more equitable and peaceful human development.
Launched in April 2012, the PLURALISM FORUM is a new series of moderated Q & A discussions with leading international authorities on the policies and practices that support these outcomes.
April 1, 2015
Prospects for Pluralism Post-Arab Spring: Does Tunisia suggest a Way Forward?
Featuring Mehdi Jomaa (former Prime Minister of Tunisia) and Dr. Marwan Muasher (Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) in conversation with Dr. Bessma Momani (Associate Professor, University of Waterloo).
April 1, 2015
Rethinking Crisis and Risk: 'Early Warning' Through a Pluralism Lens
Featuring Stefan Wolff (Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, University of Birmingham) and Patrick Travers (Office of the UN Special Advisor on Genocide Prevention) in conversation with the Centre’s Secretary-General John McNee.
October 3, 2013
Featuring Sujit Choudhry (New York University Center for Constitutional Transitions) in conversation with Rupak Chattopadhyay (Forum of Federations).
December 6, 2012
Featuring Vasu Gounden (African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, ACCORD), in conversation with Rita Abrahamsen and David Petrasek (University of Ottawa)
April 4, 2012
Featuring panellists Will Kymlicka and Keith Banting (Queen's University) and Tariq Modood (University of Bristol) and moderator Susan Harada (Carleton University)