Distinguished Québec Address

The Institute on Quebec Studies is grateful for the sponsorship of The Development Corporation of Clinton County for making this event possible. 

The Distinguished Québec Address recognizes and features individuals who have made a discernibly positive contribution to Québec public life. The Address is the keynote Institute sponsored campus event of the year. Showcased in Krinovitz Hall, the Address explores timely and significant issues of concern to Québec, Canada, the United States and the international community.

 


 2017 Featured Speaker

Mr. Geoffrey Kelley, Minister for Native Affairs, Government of Quebec, will deliver the Distinguished Quebec Address, "The Importance of 'Vivre Ensemble' (Living Together): Challenges for Quebec and its Neighbors," on Monday, April 10, 2017 beginning at 5:30 pm at the Valcour Inn and Boathouse, SUNY Plattsburgh.  Seating is limited, and registration one week in advance is required.  


Previous Distinguished Speakers have included:

  • Ms. Christine St-Pierre, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie (2015)

  • Mr. André Picard, Health Columnist for The Globe and Mail (2014)

  • Mr. Michael Goldbloom, Principal, Bishop's University (2013)

  • Mr. John Parisella, Delegate General of the Quebec Government Office in New York (2010)

  • Mr. Pierre Arcand, Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Government of Québec (2009)

  • Ms. Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Government of Québec (2007)

  • Mr. Larry Smith, President and CEO of the Montreal Alouettes professional football team (2005)

  • Mr. Philippe Couillard, Minister of Health and Social Services, Government of Québec (2004)

 

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the Institute on Québec Studies at Plattsburgh State, please contact:

Christopher Kirkey, Ph.D.
Director, Institute on Québec Studies
Phone: (518) 564-2086
Fax: (518) 564-2112
E-mail: quebec@plattsburgh.edu