Day 7: Washington DC

HEC Montréal

Thierry Warin (HEC Montréal & Cirano (Montréal))

Description of the day

Today, we will interact with big thinkers and makers in Washington about the future of the world and the impact of technological changes in some important domains of our societies.


10:00 am – 11:30 am Center for strategic and international studies Meeting with Peter Raymond, Senior Associate, Economics Program Address: Center for Strategic and International Studies (1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, 20036 Washington District de Columbia, États-Unis)

Bureau du Québec à DC

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Bureau du Québec à DC Meeting with Jean-François Hould, Director Address: 805 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Washington Post

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Washington Post – Olivier Knox Meeting with Olivier Knox, Washington Post Address: 805 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Our speaker will be Olivier Knox. He is in all likelihood the best journalist right now in the U.S. in terms of American politics in a global context while intersecting with the delivery of the information (news wires, twitter, etc.).

Olivier will discuss the ways journalism has changed over the course of his career – and the ways it has stayed the same. We are all becoming news wires. But we are also now competing with misinformation and disinformation in a way he had not expected when he started out.

Here is Olivier’s webpage:, and here:

Enfinity Global

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Enfinity Global Meeting with: Peter Hennessy, VP of Business Development Address: GWU Business school on 21st and G St NW (entrance is on 21st) Room Duques Hall 353

Enfinity is a leading developer of sustainability services, with large emphasis on renewable energy, that works in the implementation of solutions to achieve a net zero carbon footprint and enable a sustainable transition to a carbon-free economy worldwide.