Event Date: October 28, 2010 - 5:30 pm Location: Social Science Building, 120 University pvt, Room 4004
For: Rob Huebert, University of Calgary
Against: Michael Byers, University of British Columbia
Presented by CIPS and the Canadian International Council (National Capital Branch).
This free event will be in English. Registration is not required.
The Government of Canada plans to buy F-35 strike-fighter planes to replace its fleet of CF-18s, which are projected to reach the end of their operational lifespan in 2020. Is this the right purchase for Canada?
Rob Huebert is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary and Associate Director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. Dr. Huebert has taught at Memorial University, Dalhousie University, and the University of Manitoba. His research interests include international relations, strategic studies, the Law of the Sea, maritime affairs, Canadian foreign and defence policy, and circumpolar relations. He is the co-editor of A Nation’s Navy: In Quest of Canadian Naval Identity (1996) and has authored articles in The International Journal; Canadian Foreign Policy; Marine Policy; and Issues in the North.
Michael Byers holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia. His work focuses on issues of climate change, Arctic sovereignty, the use of military force, and Canada-US relations. Dr. Byers has been a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University (1996-1999) and a Professor of Law at Duke University (1999-2004). He has also taught as a visiting professor at the universities of Cape Town and Tel Aviv. He is the author of Custom, Power and the Power of Rules (1999), War Law (2005), and the national bestseller Intent for a Nation (2007). His most recent book, Who Owns the Arctic?, was published in October 2009.