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Questioning the Policing of Financial Conduct: Suspicion and Denunciation in Canada

November 29, 2017 - 14:30

Anthony Amicelle is Assistant Professor in Criminology at the Université de Montréal. His research examines practices of policing, surveillance and intelligence at the interface of finance and security, especially with respect to counter-terrorism and anti-money laundering. His recent and forthcoming publications include ‘Suspicion-in-the-Making: Surveillance and Denunciation in Financial Policing’ (The British Journal of Criminology, 2017);…

Book Launch – Kevin McMillan, The Constitution of Social Practices

November 30, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network (ITN). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. This book contends that practices are perhaps the most fundamental building-block of social reality.  What then would social scientists’ research look like if they took this insight seriously?  The book…

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Hegemonic Orders and Entangled Modernities: How to Make Sense of Russia’s Difference?

January 30, 2018 - 12:00

CIPS and the International Theory Network present: The concept of hegemony holds significant promise for both theoretical and empirical studies of global inequalities and hierarchies. There is a divide among neo-Gramscian scholars between historical materialist approaches and poststructuralist theories foregrounding the discursive dimension of hegemony. Using Russian national identity debate as an empirical illustration, I…

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Who cast the spell?: Class struggle and resource curse in South America

November 22, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Le français suivra The International Political Economy Network (IPEN) invites you to a lunchtime seminar with Thomas Chiasson-LeBel, 12-1:30pm on Wednesday, November 22nd , 2017 (Room FSS 4006). Thomas Chiasson-LeBel is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow affiliated with the department of Latin American and Latino Studies of the University of California Santa Cruz. His dissertation (2016 – Political Science,…

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The EU Global Strategy; navigating uncertainty

November 21, 2017 - 11:00

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED  CIPS and the Security Studies Network present: Nathalie Tocci is Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Honorary Professor at the University of Tübingen, and Special Adviser to EU HRVP Federica Mogherini, on behalf of whom she wrote the European Global Strategy and is now working on its implementation, notably in the field of security and…

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Should Security (Ever) Trump Rights?

November 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network (ITN) Are the Trump administration’s attempts to restrict entry into the US a response to legitimate security concerns or an abrogation of basic legal protections for individuals and families? To what extent is Brexit driven by concern of Eastern European migrants or Syrian refugees? Do EU designations…

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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…

Welcoming refugees: Changing the Public Conversation

November 16, 2017 - 18:30

Sponsored by CIPS, The Global Centre for Pluralism and Refugee 613 The world is dealing with the largest number of global refugees since the Second World War. Asylum seekers arriving at shorelines and borders – at times in considerable distress – must be dealt with in a way that respects their humanity. This roundtable will…

Making a Difference? Assessing the Legacy of Africa’s First Elected Woman President

November 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

After 12 years and two terms as Liberia’s president, Africa’s first elected female head of state –  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – will leave office in January 2018. President Sirleaf’s election in 2005 was widely heralded as a victory for women’s empowerment and her contributions to women’s rights were given the highest recognition with the award…

Justice for Syria and Universal Jurisdiction

November 10, 2017 - 9:00am

Presented by CIPS, the International Commission of Jurists- Canada and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre The Syrian crisis has claimed the lives of an estimated 475,000 people as of July 2017, and all sides to the conflict have committed serious crimes amid a climate of impunity. International efforts to achieve justice for past…

Stranger Friendships: Solidarity and subterfuge in a Palestinian camp

November 8, 2017 - 1:30pm

Presented by CIPS, the International Theory Network, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre as well the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies. Drawing on ethnographic material from the Shatila camp in Beirut and the informal gathering of Jal el Bahr in Tyre, in southern Lebanon, this talk explores the possibilities suggested by various forms of…

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A Global Education Strategy for Canada

November 8, 2017 - 10:30

A new report, Global Education for Canadians, to be released at this event, sounds an urgent warning that Canada is not preparing its young people to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. International learning provides students with skills and knowledge that are essential for their success and for Canada’s future. Yet Canada is lagging…

Who is the enemy? On the contemporary transformation of military-strategic and political discourses.

November 7, 2017 - 12:30pm

Presented by CIPS This presentation discusses the contemporary transformations of the political and military-strategic discourses. More specifically, it offers an archaeological description of the discourse of the ‘war against terrorism’ by unpacking it, in order to show how this discourse disarticulates the conceptual matrix of modern war by dislocating some of its crucial concepts when…

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…

Trump, Year One: Chaos and Confusion on the Potomac

November 1, 2017 - 12:00

  Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. As Donald Trump’s presidency approaches its first anniversary, join our panel for a review of the past 12 months and a look ahead to what we might expect next. From twitter storm to twitter storm, the Trump presidency has been marked by…

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Nuclear Power Ousted by… Renewables?

November 1, 2017 - 3:00pm

Access the Powerpoint presentation here. Presented by CIPS and Smart Prosperity Institute CIPS and Smart Prosperity Initative invite you to the Canada launch of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017. Nuclear utilities are struggling with low wholesale power prices, high debt loads, a shrinking client base with declining electricity consumption, increasing production costs at aging facilities, and stiff…

CIPS presents: President Juan Manuel Santos

October 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)  In 2010, Juan Manuel Santos was elected President of Colombia for a four-year term and re-elected in 2014 for a second term. Under his administration, Colombia has achieved several milestones. These include: moving a majority of the country’s 48 million people into…

Come and meet the editorial team of Potentia, the Centre for International Policy Studies bilingual student  journal to celebrate the publication of the 2017 edition!

October 30, 2017 - 17:00

Potentia, the interdisciplinary student journal of CIPS invites you to celebrate the publication of its 2017 journal. Potentia publishes academic articles by graduate students with the support of professors and GSPIA. These articles are peer-reviwed and published in both official languages online and in a print on an annual basis. Pizza and refreshments will be served.  …

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…

What’s new in Canada’s approach to peacekeeping and peacebuilding in fragile and conflict-affected states?

October 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network Since taking office in late 2015, the Trudeau government has clearly signaled its intent to reorient Canada’s engagement in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) – by increasing its engagement in UN peace operations especially in Africa, and by taking a feminist approach to diplomacy, development and…

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Justice and Markets – New Challenges to Open Borders

October 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

CIPS and the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy present: Justice and Markets – New Challenges to Open Borders Markets are seen internationally as both a vehicle for the realization of justice goals, as well as a hurdle for such goals. On the one hand, many argued that the best way to realize…

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Understanding Brazilian South-South Cooperation with Haiti

October 11, 2017 - 12:00 pm

The International Political Economy Network (IPEN) invites you to a lunchtime seminar with Megan Pickup, 12-1:30pm on Wednesday, October 11 th , 2017 (Room FSS 5028). Le réseau en économie politique internationale (REPI) vous invite à un séminaire avec Megan Pickup, le mercredi le 11 octobre, 2017 de midi à 13:30 (local FSS 5028). Megan…

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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…

NATO and the New Security Challenges

September 27, 2017 - 12:15

NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, Ambassador Tacan Ildem, will share NATO’s perspective on the current security and policy challenges facing the Euro-Atlantic region in an age of disinformation. Ambassador Ildem will also address the importance of Canada in the transatlantic relationship. Ambassador Tacan Ildem was appointed Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy in…

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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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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…

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…

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…