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Afghanistan’s Future: The Elections and Beyond

June 19, 2014 - 11:00 am

SIMA SAMAR, Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Room change: FSS 8003 Dr. Sima Samar is Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. A doctor by training, she spent a decade in exile in Pakistan.…

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Tiananmen Square – Witnesses to a Massacre, 25 years later

June 3, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Presented by Amnesty International, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre and CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Twenty-five years ago, on the night of June 4th, 1989, the student-led movement for democracy in China ended with a brutal massacre at Tiananmen…

The Ottawa Forum: Rethinking Canada’s International Strategy

May 22, 2014

It’s been almost a decade since Canada conducted a foreign policy review. The Ottawa Forum on May 23-24, co-organized by CIPS and the Canadian International Council, will bring together some of Canada’s most insightful “next generation” policy thinkers and most experienced policy practitioners to map out an ambitious, forward-looking international strategy for Canada. What major…

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Russia: Current and Future Security Environment

April 16, 2014 - 10:30 am

FIONA HILL, Brookings Institution. Presented by the Conference of Defence Associations Institute and CIPS. In English. Please note: Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To register please email [email protected] Admission fee: $25 (10$ for students). Payable at the door by cash or cheque. Lunch included. This session will be conducted under the Chatham House Rule (not for…

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Roundtable on Future Prospects for Afghanistan

April 14, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Presented by the CIPS and Afghanistan: Pathways to Peace and Peacebuild – The Canadian Peacebuilding Network. In English. BY INVITATION ONLY Canada’s military training mission in Afghanistan has come to and end as that country undergoes a major political transition while facing an evermore lethal insurgency, declining international assistance and increasing humanitarian needs. To explore…

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Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do About It

April 9, 2014 - 12:00 pm

MORTEN JERVEN, Simon Fraser University Presented by CIPS and the School of International Development and Global Studies. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Reliable statistics, including estimates of economic growth rates and per-capita income, are basic to the operation of governments in developing…

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The Syrian Uprising: After three years, who are the guardians of hope?

April 3, 2014 - 12:30 pm

SALAM KAWAKIBI, Deputy director and director of research – Arab Reform Initiative Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. In this presentation, Salam Kawakibi will survey how the current crisis in Syria originated in peaceful revolt and developed into armed conflict…

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Boyz in the Hood: Notes on Local and Globalised Imaginaries of Masculinities and Violence in Post-colonial Urban Spaces

April 2, 2014 - 11:30 am

HENRI MYRTTINEN, International Alert. Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. If the fears of violence and instability of the Global North (and of southern elites) were to be given a face, it would…

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A Realistic Look at Canada’s Energy Future

April 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm

JEAN-SÉBASTIEN RIOUX, University of Calgary. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English with bilingual question period. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Access the PowerPoint presentation. Canada has a unique opportunity to take advantage of a global economic transformation that will increase the demand for many…

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From the Berlin Wall to Lehman Brothers: Ideology, Interest, and the American Global Financial Order

April 1, 2014 - 2:30 pm

JONATHAN KIRSHNER, Cornell University Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. The Global Financial Crisis that began in 2007 will mark the end of what can be called the Second American Postwar Economic…

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Race, Elitism and Empire in Anglo-American Wars from Korea to the War on Terror: A Critique of Liberal Internationalism

March 24, 2014 - 11:30 am

INDERJEET PARMAR, Princeton University. Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network (ITN). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Parmar_20140324.mp3] This lecture critically explores liberal internationalist accounts of Anglo-US power and order-building since 1945 and argues that they cannot explain either…

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The New Deal Two Years On: What Difference Is It Making?

March 24, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network and the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. Free. In English and in French. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. This event is part of a larger series of events which will take place across Ottawa and…

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Théorie de la performance rituelle en Relations internationales

March 24, 2014 - 3:00 pm

THIERRY BALZACQ, University of Edinburgh. Presented by CIPS and the Security Studies Network (SSN). Free. In French with a bilingual Q&A. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Thierry Balzacq’s research presents security and diplomacy as ritualistic activities, which aim to transform agents’ interest conflicts into social…

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Transnational Migration and Changing Citizenship Regimes: Workshop

March 21, 2014 - 9:30 am

Presented by the International Research Acceleration Program, CIPS, the International Migration Network (IMN), and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). Free. In English. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Citizenship regimes are shifting in significant ways in response to the global movement of people, in ways…

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Regard de l’économie politique internationale sur le secteur extractif

March 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm

BONNIE CAMPBELL, Université du Québec à Montréal. Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN). Free. In French with a bilingual question period. No registration required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Campbell_20140318.mp3] The increasing technicality of approaches in the field of international development, especially in the…

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The Ukraine Crisis: What Next?

March 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Video available on CPAC. Political upheaval and Russian military intervention in Ukraine have enormous implications not only for Ukraine and Russia, but also for Europe and NATO.  How might this crisis play out?  This panel of three…

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Reactions to the Eurozone Crisis: A Central Banker’s Perspective

March 17, 2014 - 4:30 pm

DEMOSTHENES IOANNOU, the European Central Bank. Presented by the Centre for European Studies, CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN). Free. In English. No registration required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Dr. Ioannou will talk about the reactions of the European Union and Eurozone to the economic…

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Strange Worlds We Live In: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Affairs – 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference

March 14, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Free. In English and French. Registration is required. A reception will follow. To register for the opening panel and any of the following panels please email [email protected] by March 11. This annual conference is organized by graduate students with the support of the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies…

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Opening Panel: 5th Graduate Student Conference: Strange Worlds We Live In

March 14, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Presented by CIPS as part of the 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference. Free. In English. Registration is required.To register for the opening panel please email [email protected] by March 11. A wine and cheese reception will follow. MARGARET BLOODWORTH, Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada.…

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Social, Financial, and Other Costs of Immigration Detention in Canada and Abroad: An Argument for Reform

March 13, 2014 - 3:00 pm

STEPHANIE SILVERMAN, Osgoode Hall. Presented by CIPS and the International Migration Network (IMN). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Silverman_20140313.mp3] The reintroduction of Bill C-4 (formerly Bill C-49), the Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada’s Immigration System Act, in June 2011…

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Argentina’s Uncertain Future

March 12, 2014 - 4:00 pm

GABRIEL PURICELLI, Canadian embassy in Argentina. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Puricelli_20140312.mp3] President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina faces the last 20 months of her second term in office. Having recovered more strongly than expected from…

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Israel’s Security Challenges in the Context of the Current Regional Turmoil

March 10, 2014 - 1:00 pm

RAFAEL BARAK, Ambassador of Israel to Canada. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Barak_20140310.mp3] Video of the event: Rafael Barak is the Ambassador of Israel to Canada. He has previously served as the First Secretary at the Embassy of Israel in Lima,…

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The Use of Force, Rule of Law Restraints, and Process: Unfinished Business for the Responsibility to Protect Concept

March 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm

JOANNA HARRINGTON, University of Alberta. Presented by the International Law Group of the Faculty of Law and CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Harrington_20140307.mp3] 2005 saw the endorsement of the principle that every state, as well as the international community,…

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Cognitive Evolution

February 27, 2014 - 3:00 pm

EMANUEL ADLER, University of Toronto. Presented by CIPS and the Security Studies Network (SSN). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. This talk will first introduce a book that suggests an evolutionary theory aimed at explaining social change and stability of international social…

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Conflict in South Sudan: Issues, Actors and Options for Canada

February 26, 2014 - 9:00 am

Presented by CIPS, the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN), and the Subsahara Centre. Free. In English. Event full. Seating is limited and priority will be given to registered participants. Journalists are welcome but are asked to solicit interviews on the margins of this strictly off-the-record event. View event agenda. The conflict that erupted in South Sudan in December…

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Preventing Genocide in a Changing World: Risk, Resilience and Responsibility

February 26, 2014 - 11:30 am

ADAMA DIENG, Under-Secretary-General & Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide Presented by the International Law Group, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre and CIPS, as part of the International Law Speakers Series. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served…

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The Face and Frontline of Canada Abroad: Being a Foreign Service Officer in 2014

February 25, 2014 - 3:00 pm

TIM EDWARDS, Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Edwards_20140225.mp3] Wage inconsistencies and the lack of promotional exercises were among the chief…

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Is Democracy Rising or Receding?

February 14, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Presented by CIPS and the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Kinsman_20140214.mp3] Video of the event: As Russia narrows democratic space, China decries “the idea there are universal values such as human rights,” Egypt’s fledgling democracy…

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Votes and Growth in Africa: Assessing the Links

February 13, 2014 - 3:00 pm

NICOLAS VAN DE WALLE, Cornell University. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/VandeWalle_20140213.mp3] Video of the event: Much commentary today is deeply skeptical of the economic impact of democracy in low-income countries.  Regular multi-party elections have been widely associated…

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A Currency in Search of its State: The Future Prospects of the Euro

February 11, 2014 - 4:00 pm

GEORG MILBRADT, Technical University of Dresden. Presented by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), and CIPS. Free. In English. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. A reception will follow. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Milbradt_20140211.mp3] Video of the event: All eyes have been on Germany…

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UK Science Policy and Diplomacy

February 10, 2014 - 11:30 am

Presented by the British High Commission, the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy (ISSP), and CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/UKScience_20140210.mp3] Video of the event: This panel discussion will examine how science advice to government translates into informing government…

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Cat and Mouse: the Politics of Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement

February 7, 2014 - 3:30 pm

SUSAN K. SELL, George Washington University. Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Sell_20140207.mp3] Video of the event: Despite securing bold new intellectual property commitments through multilateral, regional, and bilateral agreements, the U.S.…

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Drones, Morality, and International Law

February 6, 2014 - 4:00 pm

DAVID LUBAN, Georgetown University Law Center. Presented by CIPS and the International Law Group (ILG). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Luban_20140206.mp3] Video of the event: The US use of weaponized drones in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia raises profound questions of…

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Protecting Refugees: It’s a Human Rights Issue

February 3, 2014 - 7:00 pm

ALEX NEVE, Secretary-General of Amnesty International Canada (English). Presented by CIPS, the Conflict and Human Rights Student Association (CHRA) and the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. A reception will follow. Business-casual attire is strongly recommended. Read…

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The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World – Book Launch

January 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

T.V. PAUL, McGill University. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Paul_20140131.mp3] Pakistan is perpetually in danger of becoming a failed state—with over a hundred nuclear weapons that could easily fall into terrorists’ hands. While many developing countries have…

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An Alliance At War: NATO in Afghanistan and over Libya

January 28, 2014 - 12:00 pm

STEPHEN SAIDEMAN, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network (ITN). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Saideman_20140128.mp3] Video of the event: View Stephen Saideman’s presentation: Multilateral Military Ops: Learning from Afghanistan and Libya (January 28, 2014)…

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Visa Officers: A Different Kind of Foreign Service

January 28, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. This career panel will focus on the manager’s perspective. Four visa officers with long and eventful careers with the Canadian Foreign Service will…

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War Powers: Judging Constitutional Authority

January 23, 2014 - 12:00 pm

MARIAH ZEISBERG, University of Michigan. Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Read Professor Zeisberg’s CIPS Blog post, Authorizing U.S. Warfare: Domestic Critics, Global Constituencies and the Renewal of the…

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Defence Policy under the Conservative Government

January 20, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/DefencePanel_20140120.mp3] Video of the event: This roundtable discussion will examine how Canadian defence policy has evolved under Stephen Harper’s Conservative government. Topics that will be discussed include defence spending, military procurement, operations in Afghanistan and Libya,…

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Film Screening: THE COLA ROAD

January 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

CLAIRE WARD, Canadian Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.  Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/ColaRoad_20140115.mp3] THE COLA ROAD is a 35-minute documentary set in rural Zambia that follows the launch of the first trial to use Coca-Cola’s crates and…

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The G20 as Laboratory for Institutional Cooperation between Established and Emerging Powers

January 14, 2014 - 3:30 pm

YVES TIBERGHIEN, University of British Columbia. Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network (IPEN). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Our current infrastructure of global governance institutions is in urgent need of repair, expansion, and adaptation. The key relationship for progress…

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Not Dead Yet: Debunking the Decline of the West

January 14, 2014

**POSTPONED** JONATHAN TEPPERMAN, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.  Given the political scandals afflicting Canada’s government, the fecklessness and gridlock in Washington, and Europe’s slow drift toward apparent irrelevance, it’s become all too easy — and indeed,…

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From Classroom to Cubicle: Beginning a Career in International Affairs

January 13, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Presented by CIPS, the Security Studies Network (SSN) and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). Free. In English and in French. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. This panel discussion will explore the process of transition from the classroom to the ‘real’ world,…

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The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: Assessments, Challenges and Issues

December 11, 2013 - 6:00 pm

HASSAN B. JALLOW, Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Presented by CIPS and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Jallow_20131211.mp3] Video of the event: As the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide approaches, the Honourable Prosecutor Hassan B. Jallow will analyze the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for…

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Oxford Handbook on Modern Diplomacy: Panel and Book Launch

December 5, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Presented by CIPS and GSPIA. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. A reception will follow. Diplomacy remains a key tool for states in the international arena. At the same time, the practice of diplomacy is undergoing significant, even radical, changes. The role…

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Disarmament: Old Challenges, New Opportunities

December 4, 2013 - 9:00 am

Presented by CIPS and Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC). Free. In English and in French. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. A review of the current status of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) disarmament and conventional arms regulation, followed by comments on emerging opportunities and…

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Senkaku/Diaoyu in the San Francisco System: Past, Present and Future

November 27, 2013 - 4:00 pm

KIMIE HARA, University of Waterloo. Presented by CIPS, the Chair in Taiwan Studies, the School of Political Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Many of the present regional conflicts in East Asia originate in the post-World War II disposition of Japan. These include the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute,…

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Taking Stock of the International Criminal Court’s First Decade

November 26, 2013 - 12:30 pm

PHILIPPE KIRSCH, Former president of the International Criminal Court. Presented by CIPS. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Kirsch_20131126.mp3] Video of the event: The creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Rome in 1998 was widely seen as a major and overdue victory for international justice. The ICC did not take away from states their primary responsibility for criminal…

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Bangladesh: Out of Fragility?

November 26, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Presented by CIPS, the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN), and the School of International Development and Global Studies (SIDGS). Free. In English. Registration is required. To register click here. Seating is limited and priority will be given to registered participants. Light snacks will be served. Since attaining its independence in 1971, Bangladesh’s experience has been characterized…

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New Power, New Responsibility: Elements of a German Foreign and Security Policy for a Changing World

November 22, 2013 - 12:00 pm

CONSTANZE STELZENMÜLLER, German Marshall Fund of the United States. Presented by CIPS.  Amid the global financial and debt crisis, Germany has become the object of heightened expectations from neighbors and partners, not least because of its economic success. Its new government will have to deal responsibly with Germany’s power and increasing expectations of German leadership. In…

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Can Egypt be Reconstituted?

November 21, 2013 - 10:00 am

NATHAN J. BROWN, George Washington University and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Since the overthrow of Egypt’s first freely elected president, Muhammad Morsi, on July 3, 2013, a constitutional process has been underway…

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The Iran Nuclear Talks – Are We Ready to Make a Deal?

November 20, 2013 - 3:30 pm

MICHAEL SINGH, Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Presented by CIPS. Video of the event: As the Iran nuclear negotiations near their twelfth year, a negotiated agreement finally seems feasible.  Iran has a new – and newly-pragmatic – nuclear negotiating team which has talked of constructive relations with the West and the conclusion of a diplomatic…

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Disarming Syria: The Chemical Weapons Challenge

November 12, 2013 - 3:00 pm

TREVOR FINDLAY, Carleton University. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Click on the following link to access the PowerPoint presentation: Disarming Syria Presentation – 12 November 2013  The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations are undertaking…

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Territorial Rights: Manuscript Workshop

November 8, 2013 - 9:30 am

MARGARET MOORE, Queen’s University. Presented by CIPS and the International Migration Network (IMN). Free. In English. Registration is required. For copies of the manuscript and to register, please contact: [email protected] Professor Margaret Moore’s new book: A Political Theory of Territory: Foundations for the International Order is an attempt at offering a normative account of the role of territorial rights…

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Managing Recent Crises: A French Perspective

November 5, 2013 - 12:00 pm

MICHEL FOUCHER, École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English and in French. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.  After recalling the variety of configurations of intervention in recent crises (including Libya, Mali and Syria), and following an analysis of intervention requirements,…

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The Determinants of Social Conflict in the Mining Sector: Quantitative Evidence from Latin America

October 31, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN). Free. In English and in French. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. PAUL ALEXANDER HASLAM, Professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa. NASSER ARY TANIMOUNE, Professor at School of…

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Sri Lanka – What Prospects for Human Rights, Democracy and Reconciliation?

October 30, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Presented by CIPS, GSPIA, and Amnesty International. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. DR. PAIKIASOTHY SARAVANAMUTTU, Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Sri Lanka. HUGH SEGAL, Senator, Canada. The civil war in Sri Lanka ended in 2009 with the…

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Is International Development Dead?

October 28, 2013 - 4:00 pm

DAVID MALONE, Rector, United Nations University, Tokyo. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English and in French. Registration is not required. Conceptions of development (and, prior to that, post-World War II reconstruction) remained fairly static for a number of decades although strategies and priorities evolved.  However, the particulars of the financial and economic crisis sparked in…

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Welcoming New Canadians: Manuscript Workshop

October 25, 2013 - 9:30 am

ROBIN HIGHAM, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) Presented by CIPS, the International Migration Network (IMN), GSPIA, and the Social Sciences and the Humanities Research Council. Free. In English. Registration is required. For copies of the manuscript and to register, please contact: [email protected] The book “What do we say?” reports a series of…

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The Imperial Legacy of International Peacebuilding in Côte d’Ivoire and Mali

October 24, 2013 - 12:00 pm

BRUNO CHARBONNEAU, Laurentian University and UQAM. Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN). Free. In English and in French. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Comparisons of peacebuilding with historic practices of imperialism are common, both in academia and in public debates.…

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The Right to Protest: A Worldwide Perspective

October 24, 2013 - 5:00 pm

MAINA KIAI, UN Special Rapporteur. Presented by CIPS, the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), and Amnesty International Canada. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Kiai_20131024.mp3] Video of the event: Around the world unprecedented numbers of people have gathered in the face of repressive governments to demand change.  They have called for democratic reforms and stronger respect for human rights.  This mobilization has…

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Enrolling the Prince: When, How and Why did Machiavelli become a Realist?

October 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm

NICOLAS GUILHOT, CNRS and New York University. Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network (ITN). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. In IR textbooks, Machiavelli is usually presented as a key realist thinker, if not as the first modern realist, who paved…

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Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa: Beyond Consistent Inconsistency?

October 22, 2013 - 12:00 pm

DAVID BLACK, Dalhousie University. Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Canada’s engagement with Sub-Saharan Africa presents a puzzle. On the one hand, much of the country’s identity and reputation as a good international citizen has rested on activism toward the continent. On the other hand, critics have long noted the inconsistency…

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Regional Innovation Policies in a Globally Connected Environment: Lessons from Europe

October 18, 2013 - 4:30 pm

MICHELE MASTROENI, University of Edinburgh. Presented by CIPS, the International Political Economy Network (IPEN) and the Centre for European Studies. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. The encouragement of innovation in European regions has been the subject of a series of European Commission…

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Promoting Democracy: What Role for the Emerging Powers?

October 15, 2013 - 8:30 am

Presented by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), in partnership with CIPS and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Free. In English. Registration is required. This conference will examine what role the democratic emerging powers, particularly India, Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia and Turkey, can play in promoting democracy beyond their own borders.…

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Food Sovereignty Research: Building a Collective Agenda

October 8, 2013 - 4:30 pm

ANNETTE AURELIE DESMARAIS, University of Regina. Presented by CIPS, the International Political Economy Network (IPEN), the Laboratory for the Interdisciplinary Study of Food (LISF), the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Student Anthropological Community of Ottawa (SACO). Free. In English and in French. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a…

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The Quest for Security in the Middle East: Prospects and Challenges

October 7, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Presented by CIPS and the Security Studies Network (SSN). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. MICHAEL KERGIN, Senior Fellow at GSPIA and Canada’s ambassador to the United States between 2000 and 2005. MATTEO LEGRENZI, Associate Professor, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and…

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Doctrines Adrift? Are Justice, the Responsibility to Protect and Peacekeeping Missions Contributing to Peace?

October 4, 2013 - 2:00 pm

LOUISE ARBOUR, International Crisis Group, Brussels. Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Arbour_20131004.mp3] Video of the event: Video also available on CPAC The doctrines of peacekeeping, justice and the responsibility to protect are all at the heart of UN efforts to protect civilians from the devastating effects of warfare.…

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The OAS, the Church and Negotiated Violence Reduction in El Salvador and Honduras

October 1, 2013 - 4:00 pm

ADAM BLACKWELL, Organization of American States. Presented by CIPS, the Fragile States Research Network and the Canadian International Council. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. The changing character of armed violence in Central America — from politically-motivated wars during the Cold War to…

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Health Care in Danger: Public Panel

September 27, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Presented by the Canadian Red Cross Society and CIPS. Free. In English with a bilingual question period. Registration required. To register, click here. Light Snacks and Refreshments will be provided. This panel will feature a number of experts working in conflict and emergency situations who will engage in a discussion on the challenges involved in…

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The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan

September 26, 2013 - 12:00 pm

GRAEME SMITH, International Crisis Group, Kabul, Afghanistan. Presented by CIPS. Video available on CPAC The Dogs Are Eating Them Now is a highly personal account of the war in Afghanistan and how it went dangerously wrong, written by a reporter who for several years was the only Western journalist living full-time in the dangerous southern region.…

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Debate: Is Canada’s Policy Towards Iran Misguided?

September 25, 2013 - 12:00 pm

JOHN MUNDY, University of Ottawa. SHIMON FOGEL, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Irandebate_20130925.mp3] Video of the event: In recent years, Canada has been an outspoken critic of the Iranian regime, cutting off diplomatic relations and denouncing its leaders’ actions and intentions. Meanwhile, it has also initiated a program of direct diplomacy that reached…

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The Workings of the US Supreme Court

September 25, 2013 - 9:30 am

STEPHEN BREYER, Justice, Supreme Court of the United States. Presented by CIPS and the Faculty of Law. Justice Stephen Breyer, born in San Francisco in 1938, is a justice on the US Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard Law School. He taught law for many years as a professor at…

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The Politics of Precedent in International Law: A Social Network Application

September 24, 2013 - 12:00 pm

KRZYSZTOF J. PELC, McGill University. Presented by CIPS and the ITN. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Although formal binding precedent does not exist in international law, countries nonetheless expend considerable resources to shape legal precedent. In the international trade regime, some…

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The Diaoyu(tai)-Senkaku Dispute: Its Stakes for East Asia

September 19, 2013 - 4:00 pm

JUNE TEUFEL DREYER, University of Miami. Presented by the Chair in Taiwan Studies, in partnership with CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. In 1968, a survey revealed that enormous oil reserves likely lie beneath some uninhabited islands then regarded as Japanese (known in Japan as the Senkaku, in the People’s Republic of China…

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The United Nations Security Council: Challenges and Opportunities

September 17, 2013 - 12:00 pm

BRUNO STAGNO UGARTE, UN Security Council Report. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Ugarte_20130917.mp3] Video of the event: Video also available on CPAC After 67 years attempting to maintain international peace and security, the UN Security Council currently faces a number of unprecedented challenges to its authority and efficacy. Confronted with new threats and conflicts, new claimants to the privileges of…

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Puerto Rico, the Status Question: Sovereignty or Submission

September 16, 2013 - 11:30 am

NEYSA RODRÍGUEZ, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. Presented by the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, in partnership with CIPS. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Dr. Neysa Rodríguez is currently Tenured Professor of History at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (PCUPR), Ponce. She is the author of nine books, including a…

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The Syria Crisis: What Now?

September 13, 2013 - 1:30 pm

MARGARET BLOODWORTH, Senior Fellow at GSPIA and former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. ROBERT FOWLER, Senior Fellow at GSPIA and former Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Ministers Trudeau, Mulroney and Chrétien. ROLAND PARIS, Director of CIPS and Associate Professor at GSPIA. DAVID PETRASEK, Associate Professor at GSPIA and former Special Adviser to…

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Pakistan: The Next Chapter

September 12, 2013 - 4:30 pm

AHMED RASHID, Journalist and Author, Pakistan. Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network (FRSN). Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Rashid_20130912.mp3] Video of the event: Video also available on CPAC In May 2013 Pakistanis overwhelmingly elected Nawaz Sharif as the country’s next leader, for an unprecedented third term, shifting the balance of power away from the military that ousted…

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International Democracy Aid: Politics as Usual?

September 12, 2013 - 1:00 pm

THOMAS CAROTHERS, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC. Presented by CANADEM, in partnership with CIPS. Audio: [audio:http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/socialsciences/cepi-cips/Carothers_20130912.mp3] Video of the event: How political is foreign aid? How political should it be? Can the pursuit of political goals like democratic development, and use of politically-informed methods in the planning and delivery of aid, increase its…