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Fighting at the Hindu Kush – Germany’s Afghanistan Experience

June 10, 2013 - 12:00 pm

HENRIK HEINDENKAMP, Royal United Services Institute, London, UK. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Germany’s contribution to NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission has fundamentally shaped the German discourse about the use of the military instrument and the general organisation of the national defence effort. The German armed forces’ operational experience…

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Canada at the United Nations

May 10, 2013 - 12:00 pm

GILLES RIVARD, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations. Presented by the Alumni Relations Office, in collaboration with CIPS. Free. In English and French. Registration is required. TO REGISTER Mr. Rivard will discuss the mandate of Canada’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the structure and function of the United Nations…

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Rethinking the Governance Model for a Sustainable Peace Regime in the Korean Peninsula?

May 7, 2013 - 2:00 pm

HONG JE CHO, Korea National Defense University. Presented by the Centre on Governance, in partnership with CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. More than a decade after the historic inter-Korean summit meeting in June 2000, inter-Korean relations are still characterized by mutual distrust, animosity, and conflicting ideologies. The unpredictable security situation on the…

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La Francophonie : pourquoi ? et pour quoi faire ?

May 6, 2013 - 12:30 pm

CLÉMENT DUHAIME, Administrator, International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF). Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Duhaime_20130506.mp3] Video of the event: Clément Duhaime discusses the evolution of the mission and activities of la Francophonie as an international actor and as an organization that supports its member countries in promoting…

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Reconsidering Taiwan: Aborigines, Colonial Rulers and Democratization

April 17, 2013 - 2:00 pm

BRUCE JACOBS, Monash University, Australia. Presented by the Faculty of Social Science Chair for Taiwan Studies, the School of Political Studies, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Taiwan has a contested history. Research demonstrates the historical arguments of Chiang Kai-shek and Chiang Ching-kuo as well as…

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Climate Change, Economic Transformation and the Governing of Subjects

April 10, 2013 - 12:00 pm

MATTHEW PATERSON, University of Ottawa and JOHANNES STRIPPLE, Lund University. Presented by the International Political Economy Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. A light lunch will be offered. Matthew Paterson is Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. Paterson’s work focuses on the intersection of global political economy and…

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Harnessing Global Migrations: Is Canada on Track?

April 9, 2013 - 11:30 am

Panel discussion with: GEOFFREY CAMERON, co-author of Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future; MARK DAVIDSON, Citizenship and Immigration Canada; HOWARD DUNCAN, Metropolis, Carleton University. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. A light lunch will be offered. With the book Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World…

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Mandatory Citizenship for Immigrants

April 8, 2013 - 4:00 pm

LEA YPI, London School of Economics and Political Science. Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Free. In English. Registration is not required. The standard view on citizenship acquisition for immigrants has two features that this presentation seeks to challenge. Firstly, citizenship acquisition is perceived as voluntary on the part of…

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International Relations in Northeast Asia: A Korean Perspective

April 2, 2013 - 3:00 pm

CHO HEE-YONG, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada. Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Free. In English. Registration is not required. While North Korea keeps threatening stability and peace in that region and seeks to undermine the international regime of non-proliferation, players in the region, including the…

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The European Banking Union – Does Centralization Facilitate the Effective Supervision of Transnational Financial Institutions?

March 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

TOBIAS TRÖGER, University of Frankfurt. Presented by the International Political Economy Network at CIPS, the Centre for European Studies, Carleton University, and the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue. Free. In English. Registration is not required. A light lunch will be offered. Tröger’s presentation describes and evaluates how competences in prudential supervision of cross-border banking groups are currently…

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Costly Democracy: Peacebuilding and Democratization After War

March 27, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Book launch and discussion. CHRISTOPH ZUERCHER, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. Moderated by STEPHEN BARANYI, School of International Development and Globalization Studies, University of Ottawa. Presented by the Fragile States Research Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration not required. A light lunch will be offered. This event will mark the…

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Oil and Grand Strategy: the Twentieth-Century Origins of a Twenty-First Century Pseudo-Science

March 25, 2013 - 12:00 pm

ROBERT VITALIS, University of Pennsylvania. Presented by the International Theory Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Robert Vitalis is professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of When Capitalists Collide: Business Conflict and the End of Empire in Egypt (1995), The Organization of American Historians,…

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Taiwan and Cross-Strait Relations

March 20, 2013 - 2:30 pm

CHIH KUNG LIU, Head of Mission, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ottawa. Presented by CIPS, the School of Political Studies, and the Chair of Taiwan Studies . Free. In English. Registration is not required. Mr. Liu will discuss cross-strait relations between Taiwan and mainland China, and on Taiwan’s mainland policy. He will explain the underlying…

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Representative Surveys in Insecure Environments: A Case Study of Mogadishu, Somalia

March 19, 2013 - 12:00 pm

JESSE DRISCOLL, University of California, San Diego. Presented by the Fragile States Research Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Jesse Driscoll is the principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant which conducted the first representative survey of Mogadishu’s population in 25 years.  The presentation will address how the investigation overcame…

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Au-delà de la responsabilité sociale: repenser l’entreprise

March 15, 2013 - 2:30 pm

CORINNE GENDRON, Université du Québec à Montréal. Presented by the International Political Economy Network at CIPS. This event is part of the 2012-2013 IPEN Speakers’Series: Global Economic Governance in Times of Uncertainty. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Gendron_20130315.mp3] Video of the event: Corinne Gendron is professor at the Department of Organization and Human Resource Management at UQAM School of Management…

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Ethics of Immigration and Emigration

March 13, 2013 - 9:00 am

One-day workshop. Sponsored by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). Free. In English. Registration is required. This workshop explores the difficult ethical questions that arise as migrants try, or are forced, to cross borders. We ask: Is there a right to immigration? What obligations do we have when individuals are…

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Unmanned Aeroplanes in Gaza: Drones, Objects and Politics

March 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm

WILLIAM WALTERS, Carleton University. Presented by the International Political Economy Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. A light lunch will be offered. Some IR and IPE scholars have noted that objects and things, i.e. material objects of international life, have been ‘missing’ in the dominant research frameworks. This presentation seeks to…

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Iran, the Middle East and the US: A View from Israel

March 5, 2013 - 12:00 pm

DAVID MENASHRI, Tel Aviv University. Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Free. In English. Registration is not required. A light lunch will be offered. Iran’s strive for nuclear power is viewed as a major threat to Israel and a serious challenge for the Middle East and the United States.…

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Ending Occupation: Can Israelis and Palestinians Live Together?

February 26, 2013 - 1:00 pm

MIKO PELED, author and peace activist, and NADIA ABU-ZAHRA, University of Ottawa. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Peled_Abu-Zahra_20130226.mp3] Video of the event: Miko Peled is a son of a famous Israeli general, and a Jewish-American peace activist who argues in his new book The General’s Son, that “… [f]or the good of both nations, Israeli control over the lives…

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Africa: New Hopes and Old Illusions

February 25, 2013 - 3:00 pm

STEPHEN ELLIS, African Studies Center, University of Leiden. Audio [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Ellis_20130225.mp3] Video of the event: Leading business publications and business analysts have recently become very optimistic about Africa, noting its high growth rates and enthusing about its potential as the world’s last emerging market. This is in notable contrast with so much writing about Africa from the last century,…

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Can Global Economic Governance Be Democratic? Gender and the WTO

February 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm

JUDIT FABIAN, Carleton University. Presented by the International Political Economy Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Judit Fabian is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Carleton University and studies the relationships between gender and trade, nationalism and trade in the European Union and the World Trade Organization. This event is part…

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Pop Culture and World Politics

February 13, 2013 - 2:00 pm

DAVID MUTIMER, York University, and MARK SALTER, University of Ottawa. Presented by the Security Studies Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Mutimer and Salter will lay out a research program for the rigorous study of pop culture and world politics, looking in particular at the way that security, geopolitics, global governance,…

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National Defence and the Canadian Constitution

February 12, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Panel discussion with: PHILIPPE LAGASSÉ, University of Ottawa, and Lt.-Col. ALEXANDER BOLT, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Canadian Forces. Moderated by: CRAIG FORCESE, University of Ottawa. Presented by the Security Studies Network at CIPS. Free. In French and English. Registration is not required. A light lunch will be offered. Philippe Lagassé is assistant professor of…

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What role for Canada and the US in Latin America?

February 12, 2013 - 10:00 am

PETER HAKIM, Inter-American Dialogue. Presented by CIPS and the Centre on Public Management and Policy. Free. In English. Registration is not required. The session will explore the dramatic changes that have taken place in inter-American relations in the past 25 years. It will focus on (1) the initial success of post-Cold War efforts to shape…

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Development in Fragile States? Lessons and Options for Canada

February 8, 2013 - 9:00 am

SYMPOSIUM presented by the Fragile States Research Network at CIPS in partnership with the School of International Development and Globalization Studies. The 2011 New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States recognizes that few fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) are on track to reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. As a result, it calls on…

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Neither Cosmopolitanism nor Multipolarity: AmbigEUities, BRIColageS, and the Political Beyond Global Governmentality

February 4, 2013 - 2:30 pm

HANS-MARTIN JAEGER, Carleton University. Presented by the International Theory Network (ITN) at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Hans-Martin Jaeger is Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University. Prior to joining Carleton he taught at the University of Central Florida. Hans-Martin’s research interests are in international political theory and sociology, global governance…

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Aiding Afghanistan: A History of Soviet Assistance to a Developing Country

January 30, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Book launch and discussion. PAUL ROBINSON & JAY DIXON, University of Ottawa. Presented by CIPS as part of the International Development Week, organized by the Political Science Student Association. Free. In English. Registration not required. This event will mark the publication of Aiding Afghanistan: A History of Soviet Assistance to a Developing County (Columbia/Hurst & Co.). The book investigates the…

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The Cost of War: Cash, Compensation and Contemporary Conflict

January 29, 2013 - 11:30 am

EMILY GILBERT, University of Toronto. Presented by the Security Studies Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Emily Gilbert is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, cross-appointed between the Canadian Studies program  and the Department of Geography. Her current research is focused on two projects. The first is an examination…

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The Return of Liberal Realism: The IR Enlightenment and the Ends of IR Theory

January 23, 2013 - 2:30 pm

MICHAEL C. WILLIAMS, University of Ottawa. Presented by the International Theory Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Michael Williams is Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. His research interests are in International Relations theory, security studies, and political thought. His most recent book…

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Global Assemblages and Transnational Regulatory Responses to Financial Crises

January 22, 2013 - 2:30 pm

TONY PORTER, McMaster University. Presented by the International Political Economy Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Tony Porter conducts research on business regulation and global governance, including especially financial regulation, private and hybrid public/private rulemaking, the organizational effects in governance of technologies, and safety and environmental standards in the automobile industry.…

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North American Energy Policies: Where in the World are we Going?

January 22, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Panel discussion with JOSEPH DUKERT, Center for Strategic and International Studies, JOHN R. DILLON, Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and MONICA GATTINGER, University of Ottawa. Moderated by STEPHEN BLANK, Visiting Fulbright Researcher in Governance and Public Administration, University of Ottawa. Presented by the Center on Governance, the Institute of the Environment and CIPS. Free. In English. Registration…

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The Myth of the Muslim Tide: Do Immigrants Threaten the West?

January 17, 2013 - 4:00 pm

DOUG SAUNDERS, Globe & Mail. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Doug Saunders is a Canadian-British author and journalist. He is the author of the book Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World (2011) and the London-based European bureau chief for The Globe and Mail. He writes a weekly…

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The Political Economy of Water and Sanitation in Bolivia and Venezuela

January 16, 2013 - 12:00 pm

SUSAN SPRONK, University of Ottawa. Presented by the International Political Economy Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Susan Spronk is assistant professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on the experience of development in Latin America, more specifically the impact of…

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Challenging Global Finance – Again

December 5, 2012 - 12:00 pm

ELIZABETH FRIESEN, Carleton University. Presented by the International Political Economy Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Elizabeth Friesen is a lecturer in Political Science at Carleton University. Her research explores the role of social and normative forces in supporting, as well as contesting, the rules and practices which govern international economic relations.…

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Canadian Foreign Policy in the Next Decade: Have We the Right Instruments for the Right Purposes?

December 4, 2012 - 4:30 pm

***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED*** New date to be confirmed. Panel discussion with: PAUL DEWAR,  Member of Parliament, New Democratic Party. JOHN MCKAY, Member of Parliament, Liberal Party of Canada. Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Paul Dewar is the New Democratic…

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Workshop: Germany’s immigration and integration experience – Lessons for Canada

November 30, 2012 - 9:00 am

One-day workshop. Presented by professors CHRISTINE STRAEHLE and PATTI LENARD. Sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service, the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Location has changed – now in room FSS5028.  It is common to describe Germany as an ‘ethnic’ nation,…

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Denmark’s Arctic Strategy

November 30, 2012 - 10:30 am

KLAVS ARNOLDI HOLM, Under-Secretary for Arctic Affairs, Denmark. Presented by CIPS and the Circumpolar Speaker Series at the University of Ottawa. Free. In English. Registration is not required. In August 2011, the Danish Government released its comprehensive “Strategy for the Arctic”, setting out Danish policy in relation to a range of issues facing the Arctic…

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La politique des négociations commerciales entre le Canada et l’Union européenne

November 27, 2012 - 5:30 pm

STÉPHANE PAQUIN, École nationale d’administration publique. Presented by CIPS. Free. In French. Registration is not required. Stéphane Paquin is full professor at l’École nationale d’administration publique where he holds the Canada Research Chair in International and Comparative Political Economy. He was professor at l’Université de Sherbrooke, taught at Northwestern University in Chicago, was a lecturer at…

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Iran’s Nuclear Gamble and Obama’s Second Term

November 23, 2012 - 11:00 am

JOHN MUNDY and PETER JONES, University of Ottawa. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Peter Jones is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, and an expert on security in the Middle East and track-two diplomacy. Prior to joining the University he held various…

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The Security of Money

November 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

PATRICK LEBLOND, University of Ottawa. Presented by the International Political Economy Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Patrick Leblond’s expertise concerns questions relating to global economic governance and international and comparative political economy, more specifically those that deal with international finance, international economic integration as well as business-government relations. His regional…

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Women and the Struggle for Peace and Justice in the Arab World

November 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm

TAWAKKOL KARMAN, co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 2011. Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Video of the event: Tawakkol Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of her nonviolent struggle for peace and women’s rights. Of Karman, the Nobel Committee said: ‘In the most trying…

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The Future of the Western Hemisphere: The Importance of the OAS in an Evolving Political Landscape

November 19, 2012 - 4:00 pm

ALBERT RAMDIN, Assistant Secretary General, Organisation of American States. Presented by the School of International Development and Global Studies and CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is required, please contact EDIM.SIDGS@uottawa.ca. Multilateralism remains the most practical and realistic means of dealing with the economic uncertainty, poverty and unemployment, crime and violence and the rising cost of…

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Symposium: Developing Security and Intelligence Challenges

November 16, 2012 - 9:00 am

Symposium presented by the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies, in association with the Canadian Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, and the Security Studies Network at CIPS. In English. Registration is required. Program and on-line registration details can be found at http://www.casis-acers.ca/en/casis-symposium-held-november-16-2012/. Cost including lunch: $100 for regular admission, $50 for students. Attendance plus CASIS membership: regular $125,…

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Al Qaeda – Quo Vadis?

November 14, 2012 - 10:00 am

YORAM SCHWEITZER, Institute for National Security Studies. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Yoram Schweitzer is a Senior Research Fellow and Director, Programon Terrorism and Low Intensity Conflict at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), in Tel Aviv. Formerly Mr. Schweitzer worked for the Israeli intelligence community; was Head of the Counter International…

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The Communications Security Establishment and its Privacy Watchdog: From Secrets to Mysteries

November 12, 2012 - 12:00 pm

WESLEY WARK, University of Toronto and University of Ottawa. Presented by the Security Studies Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Wesley Wark is a specialist in the history of intelligence services and national security policy. His interests include the popular culture of espionage and the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism. He is…

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US Elections and Their Implications for Canada: Status Quo or Radical Change?

November 7, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Panel discussion with : STEPHEN BLANK, Fulbright Research Chair in Governance and Public Administration at the University of Ottawa and Acting Director of the Portal on North America;  Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute in Ottawa and the Centre for North American Studies at American University in Washington. MICHAEL KERGIN, Senior Fellow in the Graduate…

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Governing Global Risks

November 6, 2012 - 4:30 pm

LOUIS PAULY, University of Toronto. Presented by the International Political Economy Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Louis W. Pauly is Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and has held the Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Governance since 2002. As Director of the Centre…

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Power in Concert and Global Governance

November 5, 2012 - 12:00 pm

JENNIFER MITZEN, Ohio State University. Presented by the International Theory Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Jennifer Mitzen is Associate Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University. Mitzen is the author of Power in Concert:  the 19th Century Origins of Global Governance (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2013), which develops…

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American Intelligence Assessments of the Al Qaida Threat from the Early 1990s to Today

November 1, 2012 - 12:00 pm

MARK STOUT, International Spy Museum. Presented by the Security Studies Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Mark Stout is the International Spy Museum’s Historian. He worked for thirteen years as an intelligence analyst, first with the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research and later with the CIA. He has also…

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Visualizing the Limits of Finance

October 29, 2012 - 12:00 pm

ROB AITKEN, University of Alberta. Presented by the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Rob Aitken is Associate Professor at the  University of Alberta’s Department of Political Science. He has published articles in such journals as Security Dialogue, Competition and Change, and Global Networks: A Journal of…

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Non-military Approaches to Protecting Civilians: the role of unarmed international field presences

October 19, 2012 - 11:00 am

LIAM MAHONY, Fieldview Solutions. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Liam Mahony is the Director of Fieldview Solutions, a consulting firm which helps international institutions do better protection and conflict resolution in conflict areas. He is author of Unarmed Bodyguards: International Accompaniment for the Protection of Human Rights (Kumarian, 1997, co-author…

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Believing in Religious Freedom

October 18, 2012 - 4:00 pm

ELIZABETH HURD, Northwestern University. Presented by the Religion and Diversity Project and CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. A reception will follow. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd is associate professor of political science at Northwestern University.  Hurd is the author of The Politics of Secularism in International Relations (Princeton, 2008), which received the Morken award…

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Why China Cannot Rise Peacefully

October 17, 2012 - 3:00 pm

JOHN MEARSHEIMER, University of Chicago. Presented by the Security Studies Network at CIPS. John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago. Video of the event: Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Mearsheimer_20121017.mp3] Professor Mearsheimer served as an officer in…

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Anti-Semites, Anti-Semitism and Their Enemies in Poland, 1936-2009

October 17, 2012 - 7:00 pm

ADAM MICHNIK, Gazeta Wyborcza. Presented by the Faculty of Arts, the Department of History, the University of Ottawa Holocaust Research Group, and CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Adam Michnik is the editor-in-chief of the first independent Polish daily newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, since its inception in 1989. A life-long activist for human rights, he…

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Small Wars, Big Consequences: The West at War in the Non-European World

October 11, 2012 - 4:00 pm

TARAK BARKAWI, New School for Social Research. Presented by the Security Studies Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Tarak Barkawi is associate professor in the Department of Politics, New School for Social Research. He specialises in the study of war, armed forces and society with a focus on conflict between the…

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Latent Dual-Use Technology and the Future of Nonproliferation

October 9, 2012 - 11:30 am

RONALD LEHMAN, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Dr. Ronald F. Lehman is Director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Chairman of the Governing Board of the International Science and Technology Center, and Vice Chair of…

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Sustainable Growth: The Recent Experience and Future Challenges for the Brazilian Economy

October 4, 2012 - 1:00 pm

RICARDO GAZEL, Fundação Dom Cabral. Presented by CIPS, in partnership with the Canada Visiting Research Chair in Brazilian Studies. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Ricardo Gazel is a former World Bank Senior Economist for Angola and Mozambique, where he worked in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Program. He has also worked in the private…

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Struggling for Effectiveness: CIDA and Canadian Foreign Aid

October 3, 2012 - 11:30 am

Panel discussion and book launch. STEPHEN BARANYI, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa; STEPHEN BROWN, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa; ADAM CHAPNICK, Canadian Forces College; IAN SMILLIE, Independent consultant and scholar. Chaired by CAROLYN MCASKIE, Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa and former CIDA Vice-President…

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Peace, the Power of Difference, and the Ontological Question

October 2, 2012 - 12:00 pm

HARTMUT BEHR, Newcastle University. Presented by the International Theory Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Hartmut Behr is professor of international politics at Newcastle University (UK). His research focuses primarily on theories of international politics and questions of peace and peace formation, epistemology and sociology of knowledge of International Relations, political…

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Unarmed Civilians Protecting Civilians in South Sudan

September 27, 2012 - 11:30 am

TIFFANY EASTHOM, Nonviolent Peace force. Presented by the Fragile States Reasearch Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Tiffany Easthom serves as the Country Director for Nonviolent Peaceforce’s peacekeeping project in South Sudan. Her work in South Sudan has included the return and protection of child soldiers, working with women on protective strategies for…

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Will to Intervene Day: A discussion on preventing mass atrocities

September 24, 2012 - 10:00 am

A panel discussion with Senator ROMEO DALLAIRE, former Ambassador PAUL HEINBECKER and former Member of Parliament DAVID KILGOUR. Moderated by Evan Solomon, CBC News Network. Presented by the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, and CIPS. Free. In English.…

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Intel Wars: The Secret History of the Fight Against Terror

September 21, 2012 - 2:00 pm

MATTHEW AID, National Security Archive, Washington, D.C. Presented by the Security Studies Network at CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Matthew Aid is the author of Intel Wars: The Secret History of the Fight Against Terror (January 2012) and The Secret Sentry, the definitive history of the National Security Agency. He is a…

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Working to End Human Trafficking

September 18, 2012 - 12:00 pm

JOY SMITH, Member of Parliament, Conservative Party. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Member of Parliament Joy Smith has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading anti-trafficking activists. Her Private Member’s Motion M-153 received unanimous support in the House of Commons and called on Parliament to condemn the trafficking of women…

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Resource Development and the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 12, 2012 - 3:00 pm

A panel discussion with: LUIS EVELIS ANDRADE CASAMA, leader  of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia. ANNE MARIE SAM, founder of First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining, Canada. Presented by Amnesty International, the Assembly of First Nations, Canadian Friends Service Committee, and CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Governments in Canada are promoting…

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The Arab Spring: Between Hopes and Challenges

September 12, 2012 - 2:30 pm

JONATHAN FINE, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism and Lauder School of Diplomacy and Strategy. Presented by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, in collaboration with CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Jonathan Fine is a Research Fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism and a lecturer at the Lauder School of Diplomacy…