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The War on Terror Gone Wrong: Canadians, Canadian Security, and Fundamentalist Extremism Before and After 9/11

October 31, 2018 - 12:00pm

Daniel Livermore will be explaining his new book, Detained: Islamic Fundamentalist Extremism and the War on Terror.  After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Canadian agencies willingly collaborated in the War on Terror launched by the United States to …

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CIPS welcomes Ambassadors John Herbst and Daniel Fried of the Atlantic Council

November 7, 2018 - TBD

Presented by CIPS and the Atlantic Council;

Join us for a conversation with Ambassadors John Herbs and Daniel Fried to discuss the challenges to democratic states posed by disinformation campaigns, cyberattacks, and the manipulation of traditional and new media by

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What do the U.S. midterms mean for Trump (and Canada)?

November 14, 2018 - 11:00

The University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) invite you to join us for a roundtable to discuss the results of the American midterm elections and what new …

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Beyond Carbon Dividends: The Comparative Political Economy of Carbon Pricing

November 15, 2018 - 1:30

Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network:

Despite being favored by economists, carbon pricing policies to reduce carbon pollution have become more politically controversial in the past 15 years, with prominent political failures or reversals globally. These policies

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Rethinking the Power of Silence in Insecure and Gendered Sites

January 14, 2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network

Join us for this talk with Jane Parpart as she previews her upcoming book “Beyond the Binary: Rethinking Silence, Voice and Agency in Contested Gendered Terrains”. The lecture will explore the

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The State of the Study of the Market with Prof. Pascale Massot

October 15, 2018 - 1:30pm

Prof. Pascale Massot argues that the political science literature has not devoted enough energy to the task of defining what markets are. Further, when definitional efforts are made, there is a tendency to adopt an implicit definition of the “market …

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Conservatism and Russian International Relations Theory

October 11, 2018 - 12:00

This paper will examine the influence of conservative thought on Russian international relations theory. It will focus on how Russian conservatives have sought to reconcile an apparent tension between particularist and universalist aspects of their thinking. On the one hand, …

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The United States and the Middle East in the Age of Trump: Tweet and Retreat.

October 9, 2018 - 14:00

President Donald Trump has steered U.S. Middle East policy in conflicting directions. He professes to seek the “ultimate Palestinian-Israeli peace deal” but has so alienated the Palestinians that they no longer talk to the Administration. He has pulled the United

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Nuclear Policy, Politics and Risks in the Trump Administration

October 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

 “We are at a new nuclear inflection point. The progress we made in reducing nuclear threats over the past decades has come to a jarring halt. Unless we take urgent action, the risks of nuclear use will continue to rise,

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Millennials and the Future of American Politics: A Conversation with John Della Volpe

September 28, 2018 - 11:00

Presented by CIPS and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa

John Della Volpe is the Director of Polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics, where he has led the institute’s polling initiatives on understanding American youth since 2000.  The

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Women as Foreign Policy Leaders: Evaluating U.S. National Security and Feminist Politics since 1980

September 27, 2018 - 12:00

What do we know about women’s participation in political executive roles? How useful are theories concerning gender and leadership to research on contemporary foreign policy elites? Which types of methodological approaches seem best suited to the study of national security …

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CIPS welcomes Prof. T. V. Paul

September 25, 2018 - 12:00

Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing from Empires to the Global Era

At the end of the Cold War, the United States emerged as the world’s most powerful state, and then used that power to initiate wars against smaller countries in …

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The War on Poverty: A discussion with Monica Geingos, First Lady of Namibia

September 21, 2018 - 10:00AM

The first lady of the Republic of Namibia, Monica Geingos, spent 15 years as a lawyer and businesswoman in the financial sector, as a private equity and governance expert.

She has served on the Boards of large public and private …

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Lessons from U.S. and Canadian Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan and other States in Fragile Situations

September 19, 2018 - 9:15am

Presented by the CIPS and Fragile States Research Network

As US-led international stabilization and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan move into their sixteenth year, tough questions are being asked about the merits of Western approaches. What key insights are emerging from …

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Politicization and Polarization? The Influence of Mass Media on American Views and Voting Behavior

September 14, 2018 - 13:00

Presented by CIPS and the U.S. Embassy Ottawa

Betsy Fischer Martin, a former producer for Meet the Press, is an Emmy-winning journalist and TV news executive. Currently she is an Executive in Residence at American University’s School of Public …