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Announcement: New Long Talk & Podcast Series with Dr. Allan Bonner

The Mackenzie Institute is thrilled to announce an exciting new endeavor that postures our work in the security field in a way that is both engaging and accessible to all of our supporters by producing a new podcast and long talk series. With the help and support of the newest member of our Board of Governors, Dr. Allan Bonner, we are presenting the first of the long talk series with a talk given by Dr. Bonner on the topic of risk crisis and disaster management. In this talk, Dr. Bonner discusses risk communication, quantitative risk analysis and threat analysis that draws on the curriculum from Leicester University in the UK, which was one of the first to offer full graduate studies in risk, crisis and disaster management.

Dr. Bonner, BA, BEAD, MA, MSc, DBA, LLM, MScPI, MPPA(Cand.), is the founder of Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc., which is a communications company that has helped clients on five continents face some of the most contentious issues of our times. For 30 years he has taught regularly at the post-graduate level, as a sessional, contract, and intensive one-day instructor across Canada, and as a guess lecturer around the world. He has worked with the military, including Peacekeepers, the Provost Marshall, the Judge Advocate General (JAG), and the Military Complaints Commissioner. He has helped international diplomats; domestic, central, and offshore banks; 11 oil, gas, and chemical companies; and other blue-chip clients on five continents.  His political work includes helping heads of government, cabinet ministers, G7, G8 and UN delegations, the WTO, NATO, IAEA, and many others. He has worked in Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Beijing, Singapore, Canberra, Budapest, Geneva, Bled, Vienna, Kuwait City, Nairobi, most American States, Mexico, and all Canadian provinces.

Allan was the first North American, and still only Canadian, to be awarded a post-graduate degree in risk, crisis, and disaster management.  He taught on most Canadian military bases, the Canadian Police College, and worked with security and intelligence officials.  At the international level, Allan has worked with several UN and international entities with security responsibilities.

This inaugural long talk is the latest feature of the Mackenzie Institute in our mission to foster education and discussion on safety and security matters. Be sure to stay tuned, as we plan on releasing more long talks as well as our podcast series in the coming weeks!

Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting new endeavor, or are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities please do not hesitate to get in touch at: institute@mackenzieinstitute.com.

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