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The Revolution in Syria

June 18, 2012 - 2:00 pm

CATHERINE AL-TALLI, Syrian lawyer and human rights activist. Presented by CIPS and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Catherine al-Talli is a Syrian lawyer and human rights activist with the Syrian Human Rights Organization (SAWASIAH). She has been active from the start of the Syrian uprising documenting human…

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Pathways to Peace: New Directions for a Comprehensive Peace in Afghanistan

June 7, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Report launch and panel discussion: LISA SCHIRCH, Eastern Mennonite University and 3P Human Security NILOFAR SAKHI, Women Activities and Social Services Association (WASSA) HUSSAIN RAMOZ, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Center (AIHRC) PETER JONES, University of Ottawa Keynote speech: “Afghanistan: What Happens Next?” SCOTT TAYLOR, Esprit de Corps Magazine Watch live at http://www.distance.uottawa.ca/direct1.htm.   Presented by CARE…

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Free to Worship, to Trade and to Be Secure: Why Canada and the Netherlands Must Promote Our Shared Values

May 18, 2012 - 12:30 pm

*** Please note that the time has changed *** URI ROSENTHAL, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. Presented by CIPS and the Netherlands Embassy in Canada. Free. In English. Registration is required; please contact [email protected] A light lunch will be offered at 12:30 p.m. and Minister Rosenthal will deliver his lecture at 1:00 p.m.…

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India’s Unique Identity Scheme: Pro-poor or a corporate adventure that extends state surveillance?

May 16, 2012 - 1:00 pm

USHA RAMANATHAN, Honorary Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. For the past two years the Government of India has been pursuing a plan, reliant on sophisticated new technology, to record the unique biometric identity (UID) of all of its 1.2 billion citizens. The…

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Haiti: What kind of governance and reconstruction?

May 10, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Panel discussion with: DANIEL HOLLY, Université du Québec à Montréal STEPHEN BARANYI, University of Ottawa PIERRE BEAUDET, University of Ottawa Presented by the Fragile States Research Network at CIPS. Free. In French. To register, please contact [email protected] A light lunch will be offered. What opportunities does the crisis in Haiti offer to foster endogenous, equitable…

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Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence

May 4, 2012 - 12:00 pm

JOSHUA ROVNER, U.S. Naval War College. Presented by the Security Studies Networks at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Joshua Rovner is Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College, adjunct professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and reviews editor of The Journal…

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The Triumphs and Tragedies of Revolution: Protecting Human Rights across North Africa and the Middle East

April 30, 2012 - 4:30 pm

MOHAMED LOTFY, Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Amnesty International, International Secretariat, London. Presented by CIPS and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, in collaboration with Amnesty International Canada. Free. In English with a biligual question period. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. To reserve your seat, please contact [email protected] Mohamed…

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Death From Above: Targeted Killing and the Drone Debate

April 12, 2012 - 10:00 am

STEPHANIE CARVIN, Royal Holloway, University of London. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Stephanie Carvin is a Lecturer in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and is the author of Prisoners of America’s Wars: From the…

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Towards a Global Migration Management Regime

April 3, 2012 - 11:30 am

FRANÇOIS CRÉPEAU, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants. Presented by the Human Rights Research and Education Centre and CIPS. Free. Bilingual presentation. Registration is not required. François Crépeau is United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants. He holds the Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law and…

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Canada’s Torture Memos?

April 2, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Panel discussion with: CRAIG FORCESE, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa WESLEY WARK, GSPIA, University of Ottawa and ALEX NEVE, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada. Presented by the Graduate School of International Affairs (GSPIA) and the Security Studies Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. This panel discussion will explore the…

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The ‘Decline of the West’ Revisited: Future World Order and a Dialogue of Civilizations

March 28, 2012 - 2:30 pm

ROBERT COX, York University. Presented by the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) at CIPS. Free. Registration not required. In English. A reception will follow the talk by Prof. Cox. Robert W. Cox, is professor emeritus of political science at York University. On graduating from McGill University in 1947, he joined the staff of the International…

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Instituting Failure: Why Deviance Explains Peacebuilding Success

March 28, 2012 - 12:00 pm

SUSANNA CAMPBELL, Centre on Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding, IHEID Geneva. Presented by the School of International Development and Globalization Studies and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, in association with the Fragile States Research Network at CIPS. Free. Registration is not required. In English with a biligual question period. Susanna Campbell is a Research…

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Coping with Change in Global Affairs: 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference

March 22, 2012 - 5:00 pm

This annual conference is organized by graduate students with the support of the Centre for International Policy Studies. THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012 Location: Desmarais Hall, Room 12110 5:00 – 5:30               Registration 5:30 – 6:30               Panel 1: Migrants, Borders and Human Rights ERICA VAN WYNGAARDEN, M.A. student in Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa “Citizens or…

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Keynote Speech—CIPS Graduate Student Conference: Coping with Change in Global Affairs

March 22, 2012 - 7:00 pm

PAUL HEINBECKER, Laurier Centre for Global Relations and CIGI. Presented by CIPS as part of the 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Paul Heinbecker is one of Canada’s most experienced commentators on foreign policy and international governance, with a distinguished career in Canadian diplomacy — including posts as ambassador to…

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The Moral and Strategic Failures of Humanitarian Interventions

March 21, 2012 - 3:00 pm

JOSHUA FOUST, American Security Project. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Joshua Foust is a fellow at the American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net. He is also a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for PBS Need to Know. He is currently researching the role of market-oriented development…

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Une diplomatie à la traine des États-Unis? La gestion canadienne du “printemps arabe”

March 15, 2012 - 11:30 am

JONATHAN PAQUIN, Université Laval. Presented by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and CIPS. Free. In French. Registration is not required. Jonathan Paquin is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Université Laval in Québec City. His research interests include Canadian foreign and security policy as well as U.S. foreign policy. Professor Paquin is the…

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La mobilité des personnes et la nouvelle transnationalisation de l’économie mondiale

March 14, 2012 - 12:00

HÉLÈNE PELLERIN, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa Presented by the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) at CIPS. Free. In French. Registration is not required. Hélène Pellerin is Associate Professor at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa. Her research interests include international migrations, territory, borders and spaces of global governance, international political economy…

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The Race for the U.S. Presidency: State of Play and Implications for Canada

March 13, 2012 - 4:30 pm

MICHAEL KERGIN, former Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. LUIZA SAVAGE, Washington bureau chief for Maclean’s. JEFFREY SIMPSON, Globe and Mail national affairs columnist. Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Free. In English. Registration is not required, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. This panel brings…

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Did We Exaggerate the al-Qa’ida Threat?

March 12, 2012 - 11:00 am

GLENN CARLE, former U.S. intelligence officer. Presented by the Security Studies Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration not required. Glenn Carle served as an operations officer in the CIA for 23 years, retiring from the Agency in March 2007. In his last assignment he served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats on…

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Les hybrides de la mondialisation

March 8, 2012 - 2:30 pm

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE GRAZ, University of Lausanne. Presented by the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) at CIPS. Free. In French. Registration is not required. Jean-Christophe Graz is Professor of political science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques et Internationales of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and co-founder of the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur l’international (Crii). He teaches and…

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Bearing Witness: Documenting China’s Rise

March 7, 2012 - 5:00 pm

RYAN PYLE, documentary photographer. Presented by CIPS, in association with the University of Toronto’s Asian Institute and the Asia Pacific Foundation. Free. In English. Registration is not required, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. China, in the last thirty years, has industrialized faster than any other nation in our history. …

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State Building and the Kurdish Issue in Postwar Iraq and Beyond

March 7, 2012 - 12:00 pm

***Please note the new room for this event : DMS 12110 (12th floor)*** MEHMET GURSES, Florida Atlantic University. Presented by the Fragile State Research Network at CIPS. Free. In English. No registration required. A light lunch will be served. Mehmet Gurses has travelled to Iraqi Kurdistan twice in the last two years and conducted interviews with influential…

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The Social and Political Context of the (American) Science of International Relations

March 5, 2012 - 12:00 pm

IDO OREN, Department of Political Science, University of Florida. Presented by the International Theory Network (ITN) at CIPS. Free. In English. No registration required. Ido Oren is Associate Professor at the University of Florida. His intellectual and research interests range from IR theory, international security affairs, and U.S. foreign policy, through the history and politics of…

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Inaugural IPEN Graduate Student Workshop: Democracy and Governance in an Age of Austerity

March 2, 2012 - 9:00 am

University of Ottawa International Political Economy Network Inaugural Graduate Student Workshop Democracy and Governance in an Age of Austerity March 2, 2012, Ottawa, ON Neoliberalism and Global Economic Restructuring 9:00 – 10:45 Chair: Randall Germain Discussant: Jacqueline Best Matthew Morgan, York University Closure or Renewal? The Intensification of Austerity and the Disciplining of Resistance in America Véronique…

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The Kimberley Process at Twelve: Analyzing the First Dozen Years of Global Governance Efforts to End the Trade of Conflict Diamonds

March 1, 2012 - 11:30 am

ANDREW GRANT, Queen’s University. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Andrew Grant is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. His recent publications focus on conflict diamonds and the Kimberley Process, non-state armed groups and regional security, post-conflict reconstruction, transitional justice, and governance issues relating to…

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International Criminal Law: Only for the Winners?

February 29, 2012 - 5:00 pm

WILLIAM SCHABAS, Middlesex University. Presented by the Human Rights Research and Education Center and CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. William A. Schabas is professor of international law at Middlesex University in London. He also has appointments at the National University of…

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Reducing Genocide to Law: Definition, Meaning, and the Ultimate Crime

February 28, 2012 - 11:30 am

PAYAM AKHAVAN, McGill University. Presented by CIPS and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre. Free. In English. Registration is not required, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Payam Akhavan is Professor of International Law at McGill University. He was the first Legal Advisor to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal…

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The U.S. Exit Strategy in Afghanistan

February 27, 2012 - 1:00 pm

STEVE COLL, New America Foundation. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Steve Coll is president of New America Foundation and a contributor at The New Yorker magazine. Previously he spent 20 years as a foreign correspondent and senior editor at…

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South Africa in the New World Order

February 15, 2012 - 12:00 pm

ELIZABETH COBBETT, Department of Political Science, Carleton University. Presented by the International Political Economy Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Elizabeth Cobbett is completing a PhD thesis which explores the different ways in which global finance seeks profitable opportunities within localized social structures. This approach amplifies the significance of cultural and…

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A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran

February 14, 2012 - 1:00 pm

TRITA PARSI, National Iranian American Council. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Trita Parsi is the author of Treacherous Alliance – The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States (Yale University Press, 2007), recipient of the Council on Foreign Relation’s 2008 Arthur Ross Silver Medallion and the 2010 Grawemeyer…

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Women’s Rights and Political Changes in the Arab World: A Spring to Celebrate?

February 14, 2012 - 11:30 am

Videoconference featuring: SOPHIE BESSIS, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). Presented by the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) and the World Legal Systems Research Group, in collaboration with CIPS. Free. This event will be bilingual. Registration is not required. In the political changes that are shaking the Arab world, there are certainly reasons for defenders of human rights to…

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Libya: The Difficult Transition to Democracy

February 13, 2012 - 1:00 pm

AZZA KAMEL MAGHUR, Member of Libyan Council for Human Rights. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Azza Kamel Maghur is a Libyan lawyer and member of the newly-established Libyan Council for Human Rights. She has worked on several cases involving political prisoners.  She is active in current debates in Libya on…

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Spaces of Debtfare and Dispossession in Uneven Development

February 8, 2012 - 2:30 pm

SUSANNE SOEDERBERG, Queen’s University. Presented by the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) at CIPS. Free. In English with a biligual question period. Registration is not required. Susanne Soederberg is Professor and Canada Research Chair at Queen’s University. She is author of several single-authored books: The Politics of the New International Financial Architecture:  Reimposing Neoliberal Domination…

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Les populations vulnérables ou les organisations humanitaires internationales : qui doit survivre?

February 7, 2012 - 11:30 am

FRANÇOIS AUDET, Canadian Research Institute on Humanitarian Crisis and Aid. Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Free. In French. Registration is not required. François Audet is Executive Director of the Canadian Research Institute on Humanitarian Crisis and Aid, University of Montréal. He was previously Head of the Regional Delegation of East…

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Elections in Dangerous Places

February 6, 2012 - 10:00 am

Panel discussion featuring: EUGENIA ZORBAS, Canadian International Development Agency. STEPHEN BROWN, University of Ottawa. DAVID GILLIES, Canadian International Development Agency. Moderated by JOE INGRAM, North-South Institute. Presented by the Fragile States Research Network at CIPS, in association with the North-South Institute. Free. Presentation in English with a bilingual question period. Registration is required. To register,…

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Beyond the West: Civilizations in World Politics

February 2, 2012 - 12:00 pm

PETER KATZENSTEIN, Cornell University. Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Free. In English. Peter J. Katzenstein is the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. He served as President of the American Political Science Association (2008-09). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and…

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U.N. Integration and Humanitarian Space

January 31, 2012 - 2:30 pm

SARA PANTULIANO, Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Sara Pantuliano is a political scientist with extensive experience in conflict and post-conflict contexts. Prior to joining the Overseas Development Institute in 2006, she led UNDP Sudan’s Peace Building Unit, managed a high-profile post-conflict response…

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The Van Doos in Afghanistan: Film Screening and Discussion

January 30, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Film screening, followed by a discussion with Lieutenant-Colonel FRANÇOIS DUFAULT, Canadian Army Command and Staff College. Presented by CIPS. Free. In French with English subtitles. Bilingual discussion period following the screening. Registration not required. Shot in March 2011, The Van Doos in Afghanistan is a National Film Board documentary that captures the experiences of the soldiers of the Royal 22e Régiment…

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Can ‘Culture’ Help Explain Middle East Conflicts?

January 26, 2012 - 5:00 pm

PHILIP SALZMAN, McGill University. Presented by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Philip Salzman is an anthropology professor at McGill University. His ethnographic research has been carried out primarily among nomadic and pastoral peoples in Baluchistan (Iran), Rajasthan (India), and most recently in Sardinia (Italy). He is especially interested in…

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Explorations in Political Economy: E.H. Carr, Susan Strange and the ‘British School’ of IPE

January 26, 2012 - 2:30 pm

RANDALL GERMAIN, Carleton University. Presented by the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) at CIPS. Free. In English with a bilingual question period. Registration is not required. Randall Germain is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department at Carleton University. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science and History from the University of Victoria (Canada)…

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International Relations and the First Great Debate

January 25, 2012 - 12:00 pm

BRIAN SCHMIDT, Carleton University. Presented by the International Theory Network (ITN) at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Brian C. Schmidt is Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University. His research and teaching interests are in international relations theory, American foreign policy, and disciplinary history. His book The Political Discourse of Anarchy…

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Financial Sector Policy and Development in the Wake of the Global Crisis

January 19, 2012 - 10:30 am

ROY CULPEPER, former President and CEO, The North-South Institute, and Senior Fellow, School of International Development and Global Studies. Presented by the School of International Development and Global Studies, and CIPS. Free. In English with a bilingual question period. From 1995 to 2010 Roy Culpeper was President and Chief Executive Officer of The North-South Institute, Ottawa. Prior to being…

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The Arab Spring, One Year Later

January 18, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Panel discussion featuring: BARAK BARFI, New America Foundation, Washington, D.C. PETER JONES, University of Ottawa OMAR ASHOUR, Exeter University, U.K., and Brookings Doha Centre. Moderated by ROLAND PARIS, University of Ottawa Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Map of event location (90 University) One year after the beginning of what was then called the Arab Spring,…

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Taiwan’s 2012 Elections: Perspectives from Political Science and Sociology

January 17, 2012 - 5:30 pm

ANDRÉ LALIBERTÉ, University of Ottawa, JEREMY PALTIEL, Carleton University and SCOTT SIMON, University of Ottawa. Presented by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the School of Political Studies, the Chair in Taiwan Studies and CIPS. Free. In English and French. Registration is not required. On January 14, 2012, the Republic of China (Taiwan) will hold a combined presidential and legislative election.…

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Autorité, logiques et pratiques dans la commercialisation de la microfinance : le cas du Pérou et des agences de notation

January 12, 2012 - 12:00 pm

MARIE LANGEVIN, School of Political Studies. Presented by the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) at CIPS. Free. In French. Registration is not required. Marie Langevin is a PhD candidate in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests are in peripheral financialization with a focus on the ways that private…

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Explaining the Iraq War: Counterfactual Theory, Logic and Evidence

January 10, 2012 - 11:30 am

FRANK HARVEY, Dalhousie University. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Frank Harvey is Professor of International Relations at Dalhousie University. He has published numerous articles in various outlets and is the author of The Homeland Security Dilemma: Fear, Failure and the Future of American Insecurity (Routledge, 2008), Smoke and Mirrors: Globalized…

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Governance Ecosystems: CSR in the Latin American Mining Sector

December 7, 2011 - 10:00 am

Book launch and panel discussion featuring: TIM SHAW, Carleton, Dalhousie, Royal Roads and Saint Mary’s Universities; JULIA SAGEBIEN, Dalhousie University and University of Puerto Rico; JAN BOON, Natural Resources Canada and Carleton University; BONNIE CAMPBELL, ETIENNE ROY-GRÉGOIRE, and MYRIAM LAFORCE, Groupe de Recherche sur les Activités Minières en Afrique (GRAMA), Université du Québec à Montréal; CATHERINE COUMANS, Asia-Pacific…

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Mining, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Conflict: The Evidence from Latin America

December 6, 2011 - 12:00 pm

PAUL HASLAM, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa. Presented by the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) at CIPS. Free. In English with a bilingual question period. Registration is not required. Paul Haslam obtained a Ph.D. in political studies from Queen’s University. His teaching and research interests span both international development and…

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Workshop: Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada

December 2, 2011 - 9:00 am

Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Free. In English. Observers welcome; registration not required. For more information, please contact [email protected] In 2008, for the first time in the history of Canadian immigration, the number of temporary migrant workers admitted in Canada was higher than the number of admitted permanent…

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Norwegian Perspectives on Strategic Challenges: From the High North to Terrorism

November 25, 2011 - 9:30 am

ROGER INGEBRIGTSEN, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Defence. Presented by CIPS, in association with the Royal Norwegian Embassy. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Coffee and morning snacks will be offered. Roger Ingebrigtsen has been State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Defence since 2010. He has also been State Secretary for Health from 2009…

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Anvil Mining and Human Rights Abuses in the Congo: Seeking Justice through Canadian Courts

November 24, 2011 - 12:30 pm

PATRICIA FEENY, Rights and Accountability in Development, and ANDIE LAMB, Global Witness. Presented by CIPS and the Human Rights Research and Education Center. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Anvil Mining, a company with headquarters in Canada, has been accused of being complicit in human rights abuses in the DRC, including an attack on…

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Youth Mobilization and the Problem of the Radical

November 21, 2011 - 9:00 am

Panelists: STEFFEN JENSEN, MORTEN KOCH ANDERSEN, DAN HIRSLUND, and JACOB RASMUSSEN, Rehabilitation and Research Center for Torture Victims, Denmark Presented by CIPS Free. In English. Registration is required: Please contact [email protected] This seminar will contribute to rethinking the concept of radicalization from the perspective of youth mobilization. Drawing on ethnographic material from the Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal…

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Hunger in the Balance: The New Politics of International Food Aid

November 21, 2011 - 2:30 pm

JENNIFER CLAPP, University of Waterloo and CIGI. Presented by the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Jennifer Clapp is a CIGI chair in Global Environmental Governance and professor in both the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. Her…

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The Campaign Against Hate

November 16, 2011 - 12:00 pm

FARAH PANDITH, U.S. Special Representative to Muslim Communities. Presented by CIPS, in association with the Embassy of the United States of America. Free. In English. Farah Pandith was appointed Special Representative to Muslim Communities in June 2009. Her office is responsible for executing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s vision for engagement with Muslims around the…

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“Prosecutor”: Movie Screening and Discussion

November 15, 2011 - 1:00 pm

LUIS MORENO-OCAMPO, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, together with Film Director BARRY STEVENS, Author ERNA PARIS and Professor ERROL MENDES, will participate in a panel discussion following the screening of “Prosecutor.” Presented by the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa, in association with the Canadian Centre for International Justice and CIPS. Free. In English.…

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Historical Lessons in Governing Afghanistan, 1500-2014

November 14, 2011 - 12:00 pm

THOMAS BARFIELD, Boston University. Presented by CIPS and the Department of History. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Thomas Barfield is professor of anthropology at Boston University. His research examines problems of reconstruction and political development in contemporary Afghanistan, particularly on questions of customary law and its role in conflict resolution. Barfield conducted extensive ethnographic…

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Sécurité et droits humains : quelles zones de compatibilité?

November 10, 2011 - 5:00 pm

MARCO SASSÒLI, University of Geneva. Presented by the Human Rights Research and Education Center and CIPS. Free. In French with a biligual question period. Registration is not required. Marco Sassòli is professor and director of the Department of international law and international organisation of the University of Geneva. From 2001 to 2003, Marco Sassòli was…

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How Successful Are Social Transfer Programs at Reaching Materially Deprived Households with Children? Cross-National Comparison

November 8, 2011 - 12:00 pm

GERANDA NOTTEN, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. Presented by the International Political Economy Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is required: please contact [email protected] This seminar is part of IPEN’s series of informal lunchtime talks, providing opportunities for IPEN members and advanced students to present and discuss work in progress. A light meal…

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Post-Conflict Sri Lanka: Reconciliation Still to Come

November 8, 2011

BRUCE LEVY, Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Open to students, faculty and staff of the University of Ottawa only. Pre-registration is required. Please [email protected] This event will take place under the Chatham House Rule. Bruce Levy is a career officer in the Canadian Foreign Service and has been…

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The Responsibility to Protect 10 Years On: Reflections on Its Past, Present and Future

November 4, 2011 - 1:30 pm

KOFI ANNAN, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, LLOYD AXWORTHY, former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and CHRIS ALEXANDER, MP and Parliamentary Secretary to Canada’s Minister of Defence. Moderated by LYSE DOUCET, presenter and foreign correspondent for BBC World Service Radio and BBC World TV. Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International…

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Norwegian Energy Policy: Looking Northwards

November 2, 2011 - 10:00 am

OLA BORTEN MOE, Energy Minister of Norway. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is required; please [email protected] Mr. Borten Moe is Minister of Petroleum and Energy and vice chair of the Centre Party. In 1995 he became member of the Trondheim city council, and served here for three consecutive periods. In 2001 he became a…

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What Are the Prospects for Iran’s Reformists?

November 1, 2011 - 12:00 pm

WALTER POSCH, German Institute for Foreign and Security Policy. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration not required. Dr. Walter Posch is Researcher at the German Institute for Foreign and Security Policy (SWP), Middle East and Africa division. He was previously Senior Research Fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris,…

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Linking Mediation to Long-term Peacebuilding: Tensions and Opportunities

October 18, 2011 - 1:00 pm

KATIA PAPAGIANNI, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Katia Papagianni heads the Mediation Support Programme at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre), a Geneva-based conflict mediation organization. Her work focuses on the facilitation of political dialogue in pre- and post-peace agreement contexts as well as in countries  undergoing political…

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New Directions in Track Two Diplomacy

October 15, 2011 - 9:00 am

Workshop sponsored by CIPS. By invitation only. Closed to observers. This workshop will bring together leading scholars and practitioners in various aspects of the field for an investigation of the current state of knowledge about Track Two diplomacy, and new potential areas, such as human rights, environmentalism and the question of whether Track Two can…

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Pierre Bourdieu and International Relations: Power of Practices, Practices of Power

October 14, 2011 - 2:00 pm

DIDIER BIGO, King’s College London and Sciences-Po Paris. Presented by the School of Political Studies in collaboration with CIPS. Free. In English with bilingual question period. Registration not required. Didier Bigo is Professor at King’s College London Department of War studies and MCU Research Professor at Sciences-Po Paris. He is co-editor with Rob Walker of International…

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Peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Contradictions and Gaps

October 12, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Panelists: MODESTE MBA TALLA, JOHN NKOKO LIPAMBALA, ARLETTE MAYALA NKOSI, University of Ottawa. Chaired by STEPHEN BROWN, School of Political Studies, and STEPHEN BARANYI, School of International Development and Global Studies Presented by the Fragile States Research Network at CIPS, in association with the African Study and Research Laboratory. Free. In French, followed by a…

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The Rise of Provisional Governance? Expertise, Authority & the Transformation of Global Development Finance

October 12, 2011 - 12:00 pm

JACQUELINE BEST, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa. Lunchtime seminar, presented by the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. This event is the first of a new IPEN series of informal lunchtime seminars, which aims to provide opportunities for IPEN members and advanced students to present…

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Human Rights, Universality and Sovereignty: The Irrelevance and Relevance of Sharia

October 3, 2011 - 5:00 pm

ABDULLAHI A. AN-NA’IM, Emory University. Presented by the Human Rights Research and Education Center and CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, originally from Sudan, is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory Law School. An internationally recognized scholar of Islam and human rights, and human rights in cross-cultural perspectives,…

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Women’s Human Rights: The Unfinished Agenda

September 29, 2011 - 3:00 pm

IRENE KHAN, Former Secretary General of Amnesty International. Presented by CIPS and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre. Free. Registration is not required. Irene Khan is an international expert on human rights and humanitarian issues. From 2001 to 2009 she was Secretary General of Amnesty International. Prior to joining Amnesty International, Ms. Khan worked for the UN High Commissioner…

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How Might We Think about Development?

September 28, 2011 - 1:00 pm

DAVID MALONE, President, International Development Research Center Presented by CIPS Free. In English. Registration is not required. David Malone was appointed as president of IDRC in July 2008.  Prior to that, Mr. Malone served as Canada’s High Commissioner to India and non-resident Ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal. Other positions he has held include: Assistant Deputy…

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Ensuring Access to Counsel for the Poor in Post-Conflict Settings

September 15, 2011 - 11:30 am

NATALIE REA, International Legal Foundation Presented by CIPS Free. In English with a bilingual question period. Registration is not required. Natalie Rea is the founder and executive director of the International Legal Foundation (ILF), an international NGO that assists post-conflict and transitional countries in establishing public defender systems that provide effective, quality criminal defense services…

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The United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects

September 15, 2011 - 5:30 pm

JOHN RUGGIE, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights (2005 -2011). Presented by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and CIPS. Free. In English. Seating is limited. Registration is required. John Ruggie is the Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School…

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Free Trade Today: The Need for a Reset Button

September 14, 2011 - 4:30 pm

JAGDISH BHAGWATI, Columbia University and Council on Foreign Relations. Presented by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and CIPS. Free. In English. Seating is limited. Registration is required. 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…

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The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward

September 7, 2011 - 10:00 am

CLARE SHORT, Chair, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Presented by the Human Rights Research and Education Center, in partnership with Publish What You Pay and CIPS Free. In English with a bilingual question period. Clare Short was elected Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in 2011. She was MP (Labour) for Birmingham Ladywood, United…