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The Ethical Globalization Initiative
Climate Justice: Human Rights and Climate Change

June 10, 2011 - 3:00 pm

A talk by Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. Part of the International Human Rights Lecture Series, co-sponsored by CIPS, HRREC and GSPIA. Free. In English. Please register online. After a most distinguished career as the first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997), former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights…

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Security, Freedom and the Complex Terrorist Threat: Positive Steps Ahead

June 7, 2011 - 10:00 am

A talk by Senator Hugh Segal, Chair of the Special Senate Committee on Anti-Terrorism. Presented by CIPS as part of the National Security Research Project . Free. In English. RSVP to [email protected] Coffee and snacks will be offered. Hugh Segal (Conservative, Kingston-Frontenac-Leeds), was appointed to the Senate in August, 2005 on the recommendation of Prime…

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World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development

June 1, 2011 - 9:15 am

A roundtable discussion with Nigel Roberts (World Bank) and Joe Ingram (North-South Institute), Pamela Scholey (CIDA), Yiagadeesen Samy (Carleton University), Christoph Zuercher(University of Ottawa), and other experts from IDRC, Carleton, University of Ottawa and NGOs. Presented by CIPS and the International Development Research Centre. Free. In English and French. Coffee and refreshments will be offered.…

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Informing History: Informers and their Continuing Relevancy for Domestic Security Agencies from the Cold War to the War Against Terrorism

May 27, 2011 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Steve Hewitt, University of Birmingham. Presented by CIPS as part of the National Security Research Project. Free. In English. RSVP to [email protected] A light lunch will be offered. Steve Hewitt is Senior Lecturer in American and Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He is the author of…

The Security Development Nexus

May 1, 2011

A Workshop Co-organized by CIPS and the Freie Universität Berlin Two-day event: By invitation only. For information, please contact [email protected] Workshop website…

Change in the Arab World

April 28, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Panel of experts featuring Carrie Wickham (Emory University), Nathan Brown (Carnegie Endowment), Crystal Ennis (University of Waterloo), Franck Salameh (Boston University), Peter Jones (University of Ottawa) and Costanza Musu (University of Ottawa). Presented by CIPS Free. Registration not required. In English. Events in the Middle East are moving rapidly and the region is undergoing profound…

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MI6 and British Intelligence Culture

April 19, 2011 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Keith Jeffery, Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland. Presented by CIPS and the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS). Free. In English. RSVP to [email protected] Keith Jeffery is Professor of British History at Queen’s University, Belfast and a member of the Royal Irish Academy.  He is the author of fourteen books, including…

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Taking Stock of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

April 12, 2011 - 1:15 pm

Half-day conference and experts panels. Presented by CIPS Free. Registration not required. In English. On the eve of the 7th round of negotiations for Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, CIPS is organizing a half-day conference on the economics, business and politics of CETA as well as the reporting…

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Urban violence in the Americas: Spaces and dilemmas for civil society

April 11, 2011 - 4:00 pm

A discussion with Rubém Cesar Fernandes, Director of Viva Rio, Brazil. Presented by Carleton University’s Program of Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and the University of Ottawa’s School of International Development & Global Studies and CIPS. Free. In English. Limited seating, RSVP at [email protected] Rubem Cesar Fernandes is…

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Enjeux de l’État de droit et de la démocratie en RDC

April 7, 2011 - 4:30 pm

A panel with Auguste Mampuya, International Court of Justice in The Hague, and Martin Fayulu, Member of Parliament in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Presented by CIPS and the Réseau d’actions Nord Sud. Free. Registration not required. In French. Auguste Mampuya is ad hoc Judge on the International Court of Justice in The Hague…

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Is the United States in Decline, and Should We Care?

April 5, 2011 - 11:30 am

A talk by Christopher Preble, Cato Institute. Presented by CIPS Free. Registration not required. In English. Christopher A. Preble is the director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. He is the author of three books including The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous and Less Free (Cornell…

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La crise du monde arabe : enjeux et perspectives

April 4, 2011 - 11:00 am

A talk by Pierre Razoux, NATO Defense College. Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs . Free. Registration not required. In French. Pierre Razoux directs the “North Africa and Middle East” research program at NATO Defense College in Rome, and was in charge of missions for Srategic Affairs Delegation of…

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Liberty’s Trial: War and the Health of Democracy

April 4, 2011 - 2:00 pm

A talk by Ron Krebs, University of Minnesota. Presented by CIPS Free. Registration not required. In English. Ronald R. Krebs is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the origins and consequences of international conflict and military service and on linguistic practices and politics. Prof.…

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The Response of Middle Powers to China’s Rise

April 1, 2011 - 1:00 pm

A talk by Andrew O’Neil, Griffith University, Australia, and James Manicom, Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada. Presented by CIPS Free. Registration not required. In English. Before joining Griffith University in January 2010, Andrew was Associate Professor and Director of the Flinders International Asia Pacific Institute at Flinders University. Prior to taking up…

The Challenges of National Security Accountability

March 29, 2011 - 10:30 am

A panel discussion featuring Arthur Porter, Susan Pollak, Pamela Wallin, Mel Cappe, Paul Kennedy, Reg Whitaker, Jeremy Littlewood and Wesley Wark. Presented by the National Security Research Project at CIPS. (Panel 2 – DMS 12110) Free. Observers are welcome but must pre-register. To register, please contact [email protected] In English. The National Security Research Project, in…

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Après la crise : penser la trajectoire du capitalisme

March 29, 2011 - 4:00 pm

A talk by Éric Pineault, UQÀM. International Political Economy Network Speakers Series, presented by CIPS. Free. Registration not required. In French. Eric Pineault is Professor of sociology at the University of Quebec in Montreal and Director of research at the Canada Research Chair on Globalization, Citizenship and Democracy. He is also a member of the…

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Inter-institutional Cooperation: On Compatibility between global and regional multilateralisms in crisis management

March 25, 2011 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Thierry Tardy, Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Presented by CIPS Free. Registration not required. Thierry Tardy has been a Faculty Member since 2001, and was Course Director of the European Training Course in Security Policy (ETC) between 2005 and 2009. In addition, he serves as the Research Coordinator of the Centre. He…

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Legitimating the Security Council

March 22, 2011 - 1:00 pm

A talk by Jennifer Welsh, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. Presented by CIPS Free. Registration not required. In English. Jennifer M. Welsh is Professor in International Relations at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Somerville College. She is a former Jean Monnet Fellow of the European University Institute in Florence,…

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Human rights, the United Nations and the response to the Libya crisis

March 21, 2011 - 2:00 pm

A talk by Peggy Hicks, Global Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch, New York. International Human Rights Lecture Series, presented by CIPS, HRREC and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs . Free. Registration not required. In English. Peggy Hicks, global advocacy director at Human Rights Watch, has expertise on the United Nations, particularly UN…

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The Fourth Stage of the Arab-Israel Conflict

March 21, 2011 - 5:30 pm

A talk by Alan Dowty, Notre Dame University. Presented by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and CIPS. Free. Registration not required. In English. Alan Dowty is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, and Senior Associate for Middle East Studies of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, at the University of…

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The Millennium Development Goals: A Feminist Critique

March 16, 2011 - 3:00 pm

A talk by Meredith Turshen, Rutgers University. International Human Rights Lecture Series, co-sponsored by CIPS and HRREC. Free. Registration not required. In English. Meredith Turshen is a Professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Her research interests include international health and she specializes in public health policy. She…

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Everyday Politics and Intergenerational Competition in the World Economy

March 14, 2011 - 4:00 pm

A talk by Leonard Seabrooke, Copenhagen Business School. International Political Economy Network Speakers Series, presented by CIPS. Free. Registration not required. In English. Leonard Seabrooke is Professor in the International Center for Business and Politics (CBP) at the Copenhagen Business School and also Professor in International Political Economy and former Director of the Centre for…

Justice in Migration

March 11, 2011 - 9:30 am

A workshop featuring Phillip Cole, Jorge Valadez, David Robichaud, Megan Bradley, Peter Showler, David Petrasek, Harald Bauer, Christina Gabriel, Laura Macdonald and Patti Tamara Lenard. Part of the Ethics of Migration project at the University of Ottawa, sponsored by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Free, but registration required by March…

Canada’s Foreign Intelligence Needs

March 10, 2011 - 10:00 am

A panel discussion featuring Greg Fyffe, Paul Robinson, Barry Cooper and Wesley Wark. Presented by the National Security Research Project at CIPS, in association with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Free. Observers are welcome but must pre-register by March 7th. In English. The National Security Research Project will organise and host a series…

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Translating Knowledge into Action: Improving the Health of the Bottom Two Billion

March 1, 2011 - 10:00 am

A talk by Keith Martin, Member of Parliament for Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca. Presented by CIPS Free. Registration not required. In English. Dr. Keith Martin has served as an MP since 1993, holding many posts including Parliamentary Secretary for National Defence and shadow ministerial portfolios in foreign affairs, international development, and health. He has also worked…

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Illegal Peace? Power-Sharing with Human Rights Violators in Africa

February 25, 2011 - 1:00 pm

A talk by Jeremy Levitt, Distinguished Professor of International Law at Florida A&M University College of Law. International Human Rights Lecture Series, co-sponsored by CIPS and HRREC. Free. Registration not required. In English. Jeremy I. Levitt is Associate Dean for International Programs and Distinguished Professor of International Law at Florida A&M University College of Law. …

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Peace and Justice at the International Criminal Court, A Court of Last Resort

February 22, 2011 - 4:00 pm

A talk and book launch by Errol Mendes, University of Ottawa. Presented by CIPS Free. Registration not required. In English with a bilingual question period. Prior to the launch of the book with the same title, Professor Errol P. Mendes of the Faculty of Law will address the thesis of the book which focuses on…

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Is Humanitarian Intervention Legal? The Rule of Law in an Incoherent World

February 18, 2011 - 11:00 am

A talk by Ian Hurd, Northwestern University. Presented by CIPS Free. Registration not required. In English. Ian Hurd is Associate Professor of political science at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  His teaching and research is on the interaction between governments and international institutions, and he has published widely on international organizations, international theory, and world…

Women, Canada and the World: Is Canada Failing?

February 18, 2011 - 1:00 pm

A panel discussion featuring Rieky Stuart (McLeod Group), Sandeep Prasad (Action Canada for Population & Development), Leilani Farha (Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation) and Ian Smillie (McLeod Group); chaired by Huguette Labelle (Chancellor, University of Ottawa). Organized by the McCleod Group; hosted by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, in association with…

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Democracy, Economy, Environment: The Ecology of Crisis and the Crisis of Ecology

February 15, 2011 - 4:00 pm

A talk by Ronnie Lipschutz, University of California-Santa Cruz. International Political Economy Network Speakers Series, presented by CIPS. Free. Registration not required. In English with a bilingual question period. Ronnie D. Lipschutz is Professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His most recent books are Political Economy, Capitalism and Popular Culture (Rowman…

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The Longest War: A Journalist’s Front-Line Assessment of America’s Entanglement in Afghanistan

February 8, 2011 - 5:30 pm

A talk by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, senior correspondent and associate editor, Washington Post. Presented by CIPS, the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, and the Canadian International Council, National Capital Branch. Free. Registration not required. In English. Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a senior correspondent and associate editor of the Washington Post. His reporting focuses on the war in…

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The Global Economic Crisis and the Crisis for the IMF

February 1, 2011 - 4:00 pm

A talk by Thomas Bernes, Centre for International Governance Innovation. International Political Economy Network Speakers Series, presented by CIPS. Free. Registration not required. In English with a bilingual question period. Prior to joining CIGI, Thomas A. Bernes was director of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office. Before that he was executive secretary of the joint IMF-World…

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2011: Turning Point or Tipping Point in Canadian Foreign Policy?

January 20, 2011 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Kim Richard Nossal, Director of the Centre for International Relations at Queen’s University. Presented by CIPS Free. Registration not required. In English. Prof. Nossal will explore the implications for Canadian foreign policy of the failure to secure election to the Security Council, the decision to extend the military commitment to Afghanistan, and…

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Canadian Leadership: Beyond the Military Mission in Afghanistan

January 14, 2011 - 12:00 pm

JACK LAYTON, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada. Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Free. Registration not required. In English and French. Jack Layton has devoted over two decades of public service to Canada, as a six-time Toronto City Councillor, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities,…

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The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty’s 2010 Review Conference: Outcome and Outlook

January 11, 2011 - 2:00 pm

A talk by Paul Meyer, former Ambassador of Canada for Disarmament. Presented by CIPS Free. Registration not required. In English. In May 2010 the NPT’s Review Conference in New York concluded with the adoption of a substantive Final Document, the first time in a decade that the principal meeting of the NPT members had achieved…

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International Development Assistance: Time for a Rethink

December 15, 2010

A talk by Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University and Council on Foreign Relations. Jagdish Bhagwati is University Professor, Economics and Law, at Columbia University and Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has uniquely combined seminal scientific contributions to the postwar theory of commercial policy, strengthening greatly the…

Police Reform as a Development Challenge in Lower-Profile Fragile States

December 1, 2010

Roundtable discussion, Fragile States Research Network, University of Ottawa. Presenter: Stephen Baranyi, School of International Development & Global Studies (SIDGS) Discussant: Rita Abrahamsen, SIDGS and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) Chair: Roland Paris, GSPIA and CIPS ** By invitation only ** For more information, please contact [email protected] This event marks the inaugural…

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The European Union Common Foreign and Security Policy in the Making: a Practitioner’s View

November 30, 2010 - 6:00 pm

A talk by Andrea Meloni, Ambassador of Italy to Canada. Presented by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and CIPS. This free event will take place in English with a bilingual question period. Registration is not required. Andrea Meloni is Ambassador of Italy to Canada. Before his appointment to Canada, Mr. Meloni was…

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Exporting Democracy: The Risks and Rewards of Pursuing a Good Idea

November 28, 2010

Book launch for Bob Rae, Member of Parliament for Toronto-Centre. **By invitation only** This reception will mark the publication of Bob Rae’s new book on international affairs, Exporting Democracy: The Risks and Rewards of Pursuing a Good Idea. From the publisher: “The way most Western politicians talk, democracy is the pinnacle of civilization, the best…

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Understanding the Global Financial Meltdown: What Have We Learned?

November 24, 2010 - 4:00 pm

A talk by Eric Helleiner, University of Waterloo. Presented by the International Political Economy Network and CIPS. This free event will be in English. Registration is not required. Eric Helleiner is Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and CIGI Chair in International Political Economy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. His…

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The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding

November 17, 2010 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Séverine Autesserre, School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University. Presented by CIPS and the Conflict and Human Rights Program . This free event will be in English and French. Registration is not required. Séverine Autesserre is Assistant Professor of Political Science, specializing in international relations and African studies, at Barnard College,…

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Observing the Trial of Omar Khadr at Guantanamo

November 16, 2010 - 2:00 pm

A talk by Alex Neve, Secretary-General of Amnesty International, Canada. Presented by the University of Ottawa’s International Human Rights Speaker Series, co-sponsored by CIPS and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre. Free event. Presentation in English; bilingual question period. Registration is not required. Alex Neve recently returned from the US military base in Guantanamo…

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Iran and Egypt: Impressions of Strength, Intimations of Weakness

November 9, 2010 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Philip MacKinnon, former Canadian ambassador to Iran and Egypt. Presented by CIPS This free event will be in English and French. Registration is not required. Philip MacKinnon joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1974 and has been posted to Tunis, Seoul, Geneva and Vienna. In Ottawa, he undertook assignments in a…

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La sécurisation des migrations : mécanismes sociaux

November 8, 2010 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Philippe Bourbeau, CIPS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa. Presented by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and CIPS. This free event will be in French. Registration is not required. Philippe Bourbeau is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa. His has expertise in…

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Bridge too Far? Efforts at Synthesis in Contemporary International Theory

November 4, 2010 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Jeffrey Checkel, Simon Fraser University. Presented by CIPS This free event will be in English. Registration is not required. Jeffrey T. Checkel is Professor of International Studies and Simons Chair in International Law and Human Security at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. His reviews and articles have appeared in numerous leading European…

US Midterm Elections: How Will They Change the Political Landscape?

November 4, 2010 - 2:00 pm

US Midterm Elections: How Will They Change the Political Landscape? Panel discussion featuring Michael Kergin, Jeffrey Simpson and Jordan Stancil. Presented by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and CIPS. This free event will be in English and French. Registration is not required. Michael Kergin is senior fellow in the Graduate School of…

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Debate – Should Canada Buy F-35 Fighter Jets?

October 28, 2010 - 5:30 pm

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…

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Canada in the International Criminal Court: The Case for Renewed Engagement

October 27, 2010 - 3:30 pm

A talk by Prosper Bernard, CIPS-Fulbright Chair on Governance and Public Administration. This free event will be in English. Registration required. Prosper Bernard Jr. is CIPS Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Governance and Public Administration and Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He has expertise in the areas of comparative…

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Canadian Foreign Policy: Where Do We Go From Here?

October 20, 2010 - 4:30 pm

A talk by David Bercuson, University of Calgary. Presented by CIPS This free event will be in English. Registration is not required. Since January 1997, David Bercuson has been the Director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary and is also the Director of Programs of the Canadian Defence…

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India and China: Two Pathways to the Market

October 18, 2010 - 2:00 pm

A talk by Richard French, CN–Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. Presented by CIPS and the CN–Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy. This free event will be in English and French. Registration is not required. China and India are…

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What is the “Middle East”?

October 14, 2010 - 3:30 pm

A talk by John Bell, Toledo International Centre for Peace, Madrid. Presented by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and CIPS. This free event will be in English. Registration is not required. Is there such a thing as the Middle East as a region? Where has it come from historically and what are…

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Canada and the UN Security Council: Now What?

October 13, 2010 - 2:30 pm

A panel discussion featuring Yves Fortier, Louise Fréchette, Paul Heinbecker and Allan Rock. Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. This free event will be in English and French. Registration is not required. On October 12, the day before this panel, the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to vote…

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Reflections on the 2009 and 2010 Elections in Afghanistan

October 12, 2010 - 11:30 am

A talk by Grant Kippen, Centre for the Study of Democracy, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University. Presented by CIPS and the School of International Development and Global Studies.This free event will be in English. Registration is not required. Grant Kippen was Chair of the Electoral Complaints Commission in Afghanistan for the 2009 Presidential and…

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Taiwan-China Relations and Stability in East Asia

October 12, 2010 - 2:00 pm

A talk by Yu Shyi-kun, former Premier of the Republic of China. Presented by CIPS and the Department of Sociology andAnthropology.This free event will be in English. Registration is not required. Yu Shyi-kun is a former chairman and one of the founding members of the Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan. He has held several senior…