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Meet with the Vice Chancellor, Stephen Toope: The Global University in an Age of Anxiety

2 April, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00


Tue 2nd April 19:00 – Meet with the Vice Chancellor, Stephen Toope

Professor Stephen Toope, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, is coming to Paris and we have set up an opportunity for our members to meet him and get first hand information on how he sees the future of the University and what is being done to mitigate against the potential impact of Brexit.

Members and guests will be welcomed in the presitigious Dining Rooms of the HSBC Headquarters on the Champs-Elysées. Professor Toope will give a  talk on “The Global University in an Age of Anxiety”, including a Q&A session, before we mix informally for you to be able to chat with the Vice-Chancellor over a cocktail.

Professor Stephen Toope

Professor Stephen J Toope joined Cambridge after a distinguished career as a scholar and academic leader. He was Director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs (2015-2017), and before that President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia (2006-2014). He served as President of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation (2002-2006), and as Dean of Law at McGill University (1994-1999). On 2 October 2017 Professor Toope became the 346th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

Born in Montreal, Canada (1958), Stephen Toope studied History and Literature at Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude (1979), before earning degrees in common law and civil law at McGill University (1983). He is an alumnus of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he completed a PhD under the supervision of Sir Derek Bowett (1987).

Professor Toope’s academic interests are in international law, human rights, international legal theory and international development. 

He has been Chair of the Board of Universities Canada, and President of Canada’s Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. He is a past Director of the Public Policy Forum, of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and of the Royal Conservatory of Music – from which he received an Honorary Fellowship.

Among the distinctions he has received are the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (2012), the United Way of Canada President’s Award of Distinction (2014), various honorary degrees, and the John Read Medal of the Canadian Council of International Law (2015).  In recognition of his service and accomplishments, in 2015 he was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada – one of Canada’s highest honours. 

Stephen Toope is married to speech therapist and musical theatre composer Paula Rosen. They live in Cambridge and have three adult children.


2 April, 2019
19:00 - 21:00
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HSBC Building
109 Champs Elysées
Paris, 75008 France
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Cambridge Society of Paris


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