26 November 2013 - 9:00am to 27 November 2013 - 5:00pm

Centre Jacques Cartier

Sharing ideas that matter is central to the mission of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. This is why in 2011 the Foundation took the first steps to establish a partnership with the Centre Jacques Cartier, an institution headquartered in Lyon that was founded in 1984 with the mandate to develop scientific and academic exchanges between France and Quebec.

Every year since 1987, the Centre Jacques Cartier has brought together hundreds of researchers from Canada, France, and elsewhere to share knowledge and ideas in yearly conferences – the Entretiens Jacques Cartier – hosted in the Rhône-Alpes region or in Quebec. As the centre has grown over the years, so has its reach, with partnerships now reaching elsewhere in France and into English Canada, and bilingual events taking place more and more frequently with the centre’s support. Today, the conferences of the Centre Jacques Cartier are, with the congress of the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS), Quebec researchers’ most important annual meetings in the world.

The Trudeau Foundation is proud to be one of the Centre Jacques Cartier’s principal partners in Quebec, building bridges between brilliant thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic and exposing members of our community to new currents of thought and debate within the international francophone academic community. 

Chronology of a partnership

October 2011: The first initiative between the Foundation and the Centre Jacques Cartier takes place in Montréal, Canada during the 24th annual Entretiens Jacques Cartier. Organized by 2008 Trudeau Scholar Xavier Gravend-Tirole and 2010 Trudeau Mentor Guy Berthiaume, Media and Religion consists of one day of panels and keynote presentations that examine the ways that new media affects religious and spiritual practices, the « star status » of religious figures such as the Dalai Lama, and the interplay between the media and religion in the wake of September 11.

November 2012: Dying With Dignity runs during the 25th anniversary edition of the Entretiens Jacques Cartier in Lyon, France. Spearheaded by Trudeau mentors Maureen McTeer and Guy Berthiaume, the seminar brings three Trudeau scholars, two Trudeau mentors, one Trudeau fellow, and one member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors to Lyon to exchange with counterparts from the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 and other French, Belgian, and Spanish institutions on the controversial issue of medically assisted dying.

November 2013: A conference on the subject of imprisonment is scheduled for Lyon in November 2013. This conference, which will run over two days, will involve an even greater number of members of the Trudeau Foundation community and their counterparts from France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and elsewhere. To open the event to the greatest possible population from the Trudeau Foundation community, the Centre Jacques Cartier will support simultaneous French-to-English translation.

October 2014: A fourth Trudeau Foundation-Centre Jacques Cartier conference is scheduled for the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières during the 27th edition of the Entretiens Jacques Cartier.

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