Youth Perspectives on Development in Afghanistan

August 27, 2008 - 5:00 pm

A panel discussion organized by the Centre for Afghanistan Progres.

Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Panelists include Wafi Gran, Youth Policy and Strategy Advisor to the United Nations, Taher Qaderi, journalist and foreign relations officer, …

A Regional Compact for Afghanistan – Public lecture by KARL INDERFURTH, John O. Rankin Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at George Washington University, and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs

May 28, 2008 - 3:30 pm

Mr. Inderfurth has called for a multilateral accord that addresses both Afghanistan and Pakistan’s political, economic and security concerns.


MARIE-JOËLLE ZAHAR Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Montreal speaking on “Peacebuilding Theory and Practice: Lessons from and for Afghanistan”

May 7, 2008 - 3:00 pm


STEPHEN SAIDEMAN Canada Research Chair in International Security and Ethnic Conflict Associate Professor of Political Science, McGill University speaking on “The Challenges of National Caveats in NATO’s First Counter-Insurgency Campaign”

April 30, 2008 - 1:00 pm


Canada’s Next Commander in Kandahar DENIS THOMPSON, Brigadier-General, Canadian Forces and Commander, Joint Task Force-Afghanistan speaking on “Present Thinking on Kandahar Province”

April 23, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Brigadier-General Thompson will shortly leave Canada to assume command in Kandahar. His presentation will be in English, and the question period will be in French and English.


“Canada-United States Continental Defence Relations: A View from NORAD/NORTHCOM Headquarters” MICHAEL PERINI, Director of Public Affairs, NORAD

April 8, 2008 - 10:30 am

This event will take place in English. It is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.…

“The Life and Human Dignity of the Combatant: a Plea for Major Change” ASA KASHER, Kahanoff Professor, University of Calgary and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Tel-Aviv University

April 7, 2008 - 11:30 am

Professor Kasher is also Academic Advisor at the IDF College of National Defense, Vice-Chair of the Jerusalem Centre for Ethics, and Editor of the journal Philosophia. He is a past winner of the Prize of Israel for literature.

This …

NICHOLAS SCHMIDLE, Journalist and Fellow, Institute of Current World Affairs “The Pakistani Taliban: Taking Territory, Changing Tactics, and Threatening Stability”

March 25, 2008 - 7:00 pm

Nicholas Schmidle’s article “Next-Gen Taliban” appeared in the New York Times Magazine on January 6, 2008.  Two days later he was deported from Pakistan.

This event will take place in English.  It is free and open to the …

SEYED KAZEM SAJIADPOUR, Associate Professor, School of International Relations, Tehran, and former Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations in Geneva “Iran’s Foreign Policy”

March 7, 2008 - 2:30 pm

This event will take place in English.  It is free and open to the public, and registration is not required.…

JOCELYN COULON, Director, Francophone Research Network on Peace Operations “Afghanistan: Which War for Canada?”

March 6, 2008 - 1:30 pm

Jocelyn Coulon has authored several books including Les Casques bleus (1994).  He also directs the annual publication of the Guide du maintien de la paix.

This event will take place in French.  It is free and open to the public, …

James A. Larocco, Director General, Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) “The MFO in the Middle East: A Model for Peacekeeping in the 21st Century?”

March 6, 2008 - 6:00 pm

James A. Larocco, who was previously U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait, was appointed Director General of the MFO in 2004.  He will discuss the role of the MFO and the broader international politics of the Middle East, including Iraq and Iran.…

“Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect” MICHAEL IGNATIEFF, DON HUBERT and PACIFIQUE MANIRAKIZA

March 4, 2008 - 4:00 pm

The panel will explore issues regarding when, if ever, it is appropriate for states to take coercive action against another state for the purpose of protecting people at risk in that other state. Does the “responsibility to protect” have a …

RICHARD GWYN, Columnist and Author “The World’s First Anti-Americans: Canada as the Canary in the Coal Mine”

February 28, 2008 - 5:00 pm

In this presentation, derived from his recently published biography of John A. Macdonald, The Man Who Made Us, Richard Gwyn will argue that Canada has functioned as a role model for most other countries in their relations with the …

Michael Kergin, Jeffrey Simpson and Melissa Haussman “The Race for the US Presidency”

February 7, 2008 - 11:30 am

Michael Kergin (Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawa’s GSPIA and Canada’s former Ambassador to the US), Jeffrey Simpson (Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawa’s GSPIA and Globe and Mail columnist) and Melissa Haussman (Associate Professor of Political Science, …

Walter Kälin, Representative of the UN Secretary General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons “When Displacement Ends – How to Achieve Durable Solutions

February 4, 2008 - 5:30 pm

Walter Kälin will present the findings of a new publication from the Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement titled “When Displacement Ends: A Framework for Durable Solutions.”

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is …

CIPS LAUNCH CONFERENCE Peacebuilding in Afghanistan

December 10, 2007

On December 10-11, 2007, several of the world’s leading analysts of Afghanistan and peacebuilding gathered in Ottawa to evaluate the progress of the international mission in that country.  How should ‘progress’ be measured?  What are the key trends in the …