Inter-American cooperation issues in the spotlight
Minister Pierre Arcand (centre) with Nicole Lacasse, Laval University’s Assistant Vice-Rector of International Studies and Activities, and Gordon Mace, ISC Director and Professor of Political Science at Laval University.
Only a few weeks after the conclusion of the fifth Summit of the Americas, key inter-American cooperation issues are back in the spotlight at the sixth International Summer School on the Americas, which will be held at Laval University from May 10-16. Pierre Arcand, Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie, spoke at the opening ceremony of the summer school, which is organized by the Inter-American Studies Center (ISC) in affiliation with the Institut québécois des hautes études internationales (HEI).
Mr. Arcand also emphasized the important place occupied by inter-American affairs in Québec’s International Policy. In this regard, the Minister noted that Québec’s Government Office in Washington has appointed a multilateral affairs officer responsible for following and participating in initiatives involving the Organization of American States. In support of these efforts, a desk has been established at the headquarters of the Ministère des Relations internationales (MRI) in Québec City.
The MRI supports the ISC’s research and publication activities under a five-year agreement with Laval University.
International Summer School on the Americas–2009 program (in French)