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CIPS Welcomes Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on the Occupied Palestinian Territories

September 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

Mr. Michael Lynk is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Western University, in London, Ontario. He joined the Faculty in 1999, and has taught courses in labour, human rights, disability, constitutional and administrative law. He served as Associate Dean of the Faculty between 2008-11. Professor Lynk has also taught labour law courses at the University…

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Germany after the election: Analysis and outlook

September 25, 2017 - 12:30pm

The event is co-sponsored by the Jean Monnet Chair “Democracy in the European Union” in the Centre for European Studies (CES) at Carleton University, the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) at the University of Ottawa, and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany will hold federal elections on September 24, 2017. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian…

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Blue Future – why oceans are key to global developments. A view from Norway

October 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS The oceans offer huge potential for human development. According to the UN, the world’s population is set to reach 9.7 billion in 2050. All these people will need food and energy, and population growth will drive an expansion of trade and maritime transport. However, there is growing concern about the state of…

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Canadian and American Defence Policy: Challenges and Opportunities

October 19, 2017 - 14:30

The establishment of new Administrations in both Canada and the United States in the past two years has led to a substantial amount of overhaul of both countries’ defence strategy frameworks.  In Canada, this culminated in June with the release of the Defence Policy Review.  Before release, the DPR was significantly delayed, due in part…

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Protecting Academic Freedom at Home and Abroad

November 2, 2017 - 17:30

CIPS is pleased to partner with The Human Rights Research and Education Centre and the  Scholars at Risk (SAR) Network to present a debate on academic freedom in Canada and abroad. Speakers: Jan GRABOWSKI | Full Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa Joyce PISARELLO | Senior Program Officer for Membership and University Relations at Scholars at…

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Contemporary Security Politics and the Paradox of Territorial Integrity

November 16, 2017 - 14:30

Sebastian Schmidt, Johns Hopkins University For much of the history of the modern state system, the presence of a military force in a given territory was tightly linked with authority over that territory. That is, the territory on which a state’s military was stationed was either an integral part of that state or a subjugated…

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Image, Violence, Power: Public Spectacles and the War against Islamic State

September 18, 2017 - 1:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the Security Studies Network Islamic State has become notorious for its public displays of violence. Through slick, high-definition videos showing beheadings, immolations, and other executions, Islamic State has repeatedly captured the imagination of a global public, triggering intense emotional reactions. Simone Molin Friis examines the spectacle of violence created by Islamic…

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Book Launch — Running on Empty: Revisiting Refugee Resettlement in Canada and Around the World

September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Running on Empty is the first full description of Canada’s resettlement of 70,000 refugees displaced by war, tyranny, and genocide in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos between 1975 and 1980. It describes the decisions of Canadian politicians and public servants who crafted the policies and…