Cross-Strait Relations

June 25, 2009 - 1:30 pm

A speech by Annette Lu, Former Vice President of Taiwan..

Co-Sponsor: Canadian Asian Studies Association, Concordia University.

Registration is required; please contact [email protected]. This event will be in English.

Mrs Annette Lu was elected to the Legislative Yuan in …

Burying the Gun: Policy Alternatives for Armed Violence Reduction in Northeastern Uganda

April 8, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Christina Yeung, Policy Analyst, Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and CIPS Research Associate.

Co-Sponsor: African Study and Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa.

Registration is not required. This event will be …

Can Hearts and Minds Be Bought? The Economics of Counterinsurgency in Iraq

April 7, 2009 - 4:00 pm

A talk by Eli Berman, Associate Professor of Economics, University of California-San Diego, and Research Director of International Security Studies, University of California Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation.

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

Professor

European Perspectives on Afghanistan

April 2, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Michael Daxner, Professor of Sociology and President-Emeritus, University of Oldenburg, Germany.

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

Michael Daxner is professor of sociology and president emeritus of the University of Oldenburg, …

Plumbing Without Borders: International Dimensions of 21st Century Sewage

March 31, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Jamie Benedickson, Professor and Vice-Dean of Research, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa.

Registration is not required.

This presentation assembles several streams of research emerging as a follow-up to The Culture of Flushing: A …

Bigger Demands, Fewer Resources? Obama and American Internationalism

March 27, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Jeffrey Legro, Compton Professor of World Politics and Chair of the Department of Politics, University of Virginia.

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

Professor Legro has written extensively on American foreign policy, international …

A Critical Assessment of Turkey’s ‘New’ Foreign Policy

March 25, 2009 - 11:30 pm

A talk by Kemal Kirisci, Professor of International Relations, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.

Co-Sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

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

Professor Kirisci is based in the Department of Political Science …

The European Union and the Challenges of International Governance in the 21st Century

March 23, 2009 - 5:00 pm

A talk Giovanni Di Girolamo, Head of Political Section and Chargé d’Affaires, Delegation of the European Commission to Canada.

Co-Sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

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

Giovanni Di Girolamo …

The Struggle for Kandahar

March 18, 2009 - 3:30 pm

A talk by Brigadier-General Denis Thompson, former commander of Canadian and NATO forces in Kandahar.

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

B.Gen. Denis Thompson was commander of Canadian and NATO Forces in Kandahar …

Does the Elephant Dance? Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy

March 17, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by David Malone, President, International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

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

India is emerging as a great power on the global stage, to a degree outgrowing its earlier …

International Governance and the Management of Conduct in the Concert of Europe

March 12, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Kevin McMillan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa.

Co-Sponsor: School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa.

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

International governance has typically been conceived in systemic and …

African Perspectives on Universal Jurisdiction

March 4, 2009 - 12:30 pm

A talk by Pacifique Manirakiza, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa.

Co-Sponsor: African Study and Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa.

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

Professor Manirakiza joined the …

Is Afghanistan Canada’s Last War?

February 25, 2009 - 2:00 pm

A talk by Douglas Bland, Chair in Defence Management Studies, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University.

Co-Sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

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

Douglas Bland is Professor and holds …

The Reinvention of Migration Policies: Between Markets and Social Networks

February 25, 2009 - 2:00 pm

A talk by Hélène Pellerin, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa.

Co-Sponsor: School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa.

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

Professor Pellerin‘s research focuses on the governance of …

Does Canada Need a Foreign Intelligence Agency?

February 24, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Daniel Livermore, Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa.

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

This talk is based on Dr. Livermore’s CIPS Policy Brief.

Daniel Livermore …

The Role of Mediation (and SRSGs) in Peacebuilding Efforts

February 18, 2009

Academic and policy practitioners’ workshop.

Pre-registration is required; for information, please contact [email protected]. This event will be in English.

Analysts and policy practitioners will examine the role of mediation — and the specific function of Special Representatives of the …

Global Governance and the Future of the G20

February 11, 2009 - 5:30 pm

A talk by the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada.

Co-Sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

This free event will be in English and French.

Paul Martin was Prime Minister from 2003 to 2006. He …

After the Taliban: Nation Building in Afghanistan

February 10, 2009 - 1:00 pm

A talk by James Dobbins, Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND National Security Research Division, Washington, D.C.

Co-Sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

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

Mr. Dobbins’ talk …

Global Health in Turbulent Times: What Are the Prospects?

February 5, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Ron Labonté, Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, and Ted Schrecker, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, and a principal scientist in the Institute of Population …

Foreign Policy Challenges for the Obama Administration

February 2, 2009 - 5:00 pm

A talk by John Ibbitson, Globe and Mail correspondent in Washington.

Cosponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

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

One of Canada’s most astute political observers, John Ibbitson became the …

Sri Lanka and the Tamil Tigers: Terrorism, Insurgency and the Human Tragedy in South Asia

January 29, 2009 - 12:30 pm

A talk by Stewart Bell, Senior Reporter, National Post.

Organizer: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa.
Co-Sponsor: Ottawa Roundtable on Security and Intelligence.

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

The Sri …

Justice After War

January 28, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Brian Orend, Professor of Philosophy, University of Waterloo.

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

Professor Orend is also Director of International Studies at the University of Waterloo. He is the author of four …

Cavalry to the Rescue? 2009 as a Pivotal Year for the Afghanistan Mission

January 28, 2009 - 5:45 pm

A talk by Roland Paris, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Co-Sponsor: Canadian International Council (National Capital Branch).

There is a registration fee for this event. For further information, click here or contact the CIC: [email protected]; …

Legitimacy in State and Non-State Global Governance

January 23, 2009 - 1:30 pm

A talk by Steven Bernstein, Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Director, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto.

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

Do requirements for legitimate global governance vary across intergovernmental and …

Canada’s Security and Intelligence Policies

January 22, 2009 - 12:30 pm

A roundtable discussion with Jim Judd, Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).

Organizer: Ottawa Roundtable on Security and Intelligence
Co-Sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa.

Registration is not required. This event will be …

The Russia-Ukraine Gas ‘War’ and the Resurgence of Russia

January 19, 2009 - 12:30 pm

A talk by Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa.

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

In the wake of the August 2008 War in Georgia, …

Between Perfection and Perdition: Strategies for a Sustainable Outcome in Afghanistan

January 19, 2009

Project authors’ workshop (by invitation only).

This small workshop, co-organized with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, is part of a larger project on Sustainable Outcomes in Afghanistan, supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.…

Never Kick a Hornet’s Nest: Why We’re Losing the War in Southern Afghanistan

January 16, 2009 - 4:00 pm

A talk by Graeme Smith, Globe and Mail correspondent in Afghanistan.

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

Graeme Smith has devoted more time to southern Afghanistan than any other Western journalist, since the arrival of NATO …

The ISAF Mission in Afghanistan

January 15, 2009 - 9:00 am

A talk by Major General M.C. de Kruif, Former ISAF Commander in Southern Afghanistan.

Co-sponsors: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs; Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies.

Free. Registration is not required. This event will be …

Governing Carbon Through Markets: Public and Private Governance for Climate Change

January 15, 2009 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Matthew Paterson, Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa.

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

Markets have become the central means through which climate change governance operates. This is the …

Gulf Security: Legacies of the Past, Prospects for the Future

December 16, 2008

A workshop chaired by Matteo Legrenzi, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Co-sponsors: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Centre for International Governance Innovation.
Location: To be confirmed.
Time: Full day. Starting time to be confirmed.…

Barefoot Bankers: Microfinance as a Method of Economic and Political Inclusion

December 8, 2008 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Jean-Michel Servet, Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

Organizer and co-sponsor: School of International Development and Global Studies.

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

Professeur Servet is …

From Allies to Partners: The EU and NATO in a Multipolar World

December 3, 2008 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Sven Biscop, Senior Research Fellow, Royal Institute for International Relations (Brussels) and Visiting Fellow, College of Europe

Co-sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Registration is not required. This event will be in French and English.…

Challenges for the New US President

November 28, 2008 - 12:00 pm

A panel discussion featuring Michael Kergin, former Ambassador of Canada to the United States, Jeffrey Simpson, national columnist at the Globe and Mail, and Peter Harder, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Co-sponsor: Graduate School of Public & International Affairs.…

Book Launch — Afghanistan: Transition Under Threat

November 27, 2008 - 4:00 pm

A reception honoring Mark Sedra, co-editor of Afghanistan: Transition Under Threat.

Co-sponsor: Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Pre-registration for this free event is required: please click here to register.

Afghanistan: Transition Under Threat (co-edited by Geoffrey Hayes and Mark Sedra) …

Does Knowing Your Adversary Necessarily Breed Extremism? The Case of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

November 26, 2008 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Eitan Alimi, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Hebrew University.

Co-sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University.

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

Professor Alimi‘s …

Organizational Structures and War: Why the Taliban Succeeds

November 25, 2008 - 4:30 pm

A talk by Abdulkader Sinno, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies, Indiana University.

Co-sponsor: Conflict Studies and Human Rights Program.

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

This talk will be based …

Never Say Never Again: Canada’s Foreign Intelligence Needs

November 20, 2008 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Wesley Wark, Visiting Research Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa.

Co-sponsor: Conflict Studies and Human Rights Program.

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

Dr. Wark is Associate …

A Less Violent World? Explaining the Decline in Global Conflict and Terrorism

November 20, 2008 - 4:30 pm

A talk by Andrew Mack, Director of the Human Security Report Project, School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University.

Co-sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
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Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Prior …

Is There Hope for Peace in Afghanistan?

November 14, 2008 - 3:00 pm

A lecture by Ali Jalali, former Interior Minister of Afghanistan and Distinguished Professor at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

Co-sponsors: School of International Development and Global Studies, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Registration is not required. …

Imagining Europe: Constructing Authority in the EU

November 13, 2008 - 1:00 pm

A talk by Kathleen McNamara, Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University.

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

The European Union is a novel and innovative political entity, but one whose existence is largely taken for granted …

What Next for the Global Financial System?

November 13, 2008 - 5:30 pm

A roundtable discussion with Kathleen McNamara (Georgetown University), Randall Germain (Carleton University) and Jacqueline Best (University of Ottawa.

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

As the world reels from the recent financial crisis, this panel will …

US Trade and Commerce Policy: Is Liberal Internationalism Running Out of Steam?

November 11, 2008 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Christian Deblock, Professor of Political Science, University of Quebec at Montreal, and Director of the Centre for International and Globalization Studies.

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

Professor Deblock has written extensively …

Sorting and Suffering: Gender, Ethnicity and Social Classification in Post-Genocide Rwanda

November 6, 2008 - 1:00 pm

A talk by Jennie E. Burnet, Department of Anthropology, University of Louisville.

Organized by the African Study and Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa, with the support of CIPS and the School of Political Studie.

Registration is not required. …

US Foreign Policy After Bush: Can Bipartisanship and Liberal Internationalism be Revived?

November 6, 2008 - 4:00 pm

A lecture by Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Relations, Georgetown University, and Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations.

Co-sponsor: Canadian International Council (National Capital Branch).

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

Professor Kupchan was Director …

Justice in Post-genocide Rwanda

November 5, 2008 - 3:30 pm

An interdisciplinary panel discussion featuring Doris Buss (Carleton University), Susan Thomson (Dalhousie University), Christopher Huggins (formerly of Human Rights Watch-Rwanda), Stephen Brown (University of Ottawa) and Jennie E. Burnet (University of Louisville); chaired by Pacifique Manirakiza (University of Ottawa).

Organized …

The Future of American National Security Budgets

November 4, 2008 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Cindy Williams, Principal Research Scientist, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Co-sponsors: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Conflict Studies and Human Rights Program, University of Ottawa.

Registration is not required. This event …

Canada’s Role in Peacebuilding: Past, Present, Future

October 29, 2008 - 6:00 pm

A talk by Michael Bell, Paul Martin Scholar on International Diplomacy at the University of Windsor, and former Canadian ambassador to Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Organized by the Student Association of the Graduate School of Public …

American Primacy in the 21st Century

October 28, 2008 - 11:00 am

A talk by Stephen Brooks, Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.

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

In this talk, Professor Brooks will challenge the notion that the United States is losing its …

The Financial Crisis

October 28, 2008 - 5:00 pm

A roundtable discussion with Clément Cignac (National Bank Financial), Serge Coulombe (University of Ottawa) et Clément Cignac (HEC Montreal); Chaired by Daniel Racette (HEC Montreal).

Organizer: Department of Economics, University of Ottawa.

Pre-registration required: please contact Léa Binette-Préfontaine at lea.b[email protected]

New Thinking on Canadian Defence and Security Policy

October 24, 2008

A workshop chaired by Philippe Lagassé, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Co-sponsor: Queen’s University Centre for International Relations, and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa.

This workshop, which will be in …

Women’s Rights in Afghanistan Seven Years After the Taliban Suppression

October 21, 2008 - 5:00 pm

A lecture by Sima Samar, Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), Kabul.

Organized by the School of International Development and Global Studies, in association with CIPS, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Rights and …

Emergent Multilateralism in Southeast Asia: Transnational Activism and the State

October 16, 2008 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Dominique Caouette, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Montreal.

Co-sponsor: School of International Development and Global Studies.
Registration is not required. This event will be in French.

Professor Caouette has written extensively on transnational activism …

Democratizing Global Governance

October 14, 2008 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Jan Aart Scholte, Professor of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, UK, and Centennial Professor, London School of Economics.

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

Professor Scholte‘s current research focuses …

Poverty Reduction, Debt Relief, and Neoliberal Global Governance

October 9, 2008 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Arne Ruckert, CIPS Postdoctoral Fellow.

Co-sponsor: School of Political Studies.
Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Dr. Ruckert is CIPS Postdoctoral Fellow for 2008-09.

This event is part of the CIPS Study Group

Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour Iranian Strategic Thinking

October 8, 2008 - 9:30 am

A talk by Seyed Kazem Sajjadpour, Senior Faculty Member, School of International Relations, Tehran.

Co-sponsor: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Dr. Sajjadpour is a Senior Faculty Member of …

Global Governance and the Human Costs of War: The Case of Conflict Diamonds

October 8, 2008 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Don Hubert, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

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

Professor Hubert, the author of numerous works on humanitarianism and human security, will trace the …

Post-Doha: Where Does the World’s Trading System Go Now?

October 6, 2008 - 12:00 pm

A talk by John M. Curtis, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

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

Prior to joining CIGI, Dr. Curtis was Chief Economist at the Department of Foreign Affairs …

Israel’s Strategic Situation

October 1, 2008 - 12:00 pm

A talk by Shlomo Brom, Research Associate at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, and retired Brigadier General, Israel Defense Forces.

Co-sponsor: Graduate School of Public & International Affairs.
Registration is not required. This event will …

Foreign Policy Issues in the Canadian Federal Election

October 1, 2008 - 4:00 pm

A panel discussion featuring Paul Heinbecker, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, and former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations, James Travers, national affairs columnist for the Toronto Star, and Claude Laverdure, Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public …

What Next for the Responsibility to Protect?

September 30, 2008 - 5:00 pm

A lecture by Ramesh Thakur, Distinguished Fellow. Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo.

Co-sponsors: International Law Program (University of Ottawa), Conflict Studies and Human Rights Program (University of Ottawa), and the …

Terror and Consent

September 29, 2008 - 11:45 am

A lecture by Phillip Bobbitt, Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence, Columbia University.

Organized by the Graduate School of Public & International Affairs.
Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Dr. Bobbitt is Herbert Wechsler Professor of …

The End of the Globalization Consensus?

September 26, 2008 - 10:00 am

A talk by Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy and Development, London School of Economics.

Co-sponsor: School of Political Studies.
Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Professor Wade has written extensively on globalization, development and multilateral …

International Law, Global Governance and Water Resources

September 23, 2008 - 11:30 am

A talk by Sylvie Paquerot , Assistant Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa.

Organized by the Social Sciences Study and Research Laboratory on Water.
Registration is not required. This event will be in French.

Professor Paquerot has written …

The Race for the White House

September 22, 2008 - 6:00 pm

A panel discussion featuring Michael Kergin, former Ambassador of Canada to the United States, Jeffrey Simpson, national columnist at the Globe and Mail, and Peter Harder, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Co-sponsor: Graduate School of Public & International Affairs.…

Friends or Something Else? China and the West in the 21st Century

September 17, 2008 - 4:00 pm

A lecture by Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St-Antony’s College, Oxford.

Organized by the Graduate School of Public & International Affairs.
Registration is not required. This event will be in English.

Professor MacMillan’s publications include Women of the Raj as …