South Africa and Zimbabwe – Limits to Change

This talk will explore the origins and nature of change in these two southern African countries and assess its significance. Does the rise to power of an authoritarian political leader in Zimbabwe offer a glimpse of South Africa’s future?  Or will the different historical terrain and stronger institutions (the judiciary, the media, the political opposition and civil society) enable a positive alternative?  

Sarah Bowles

Syrian Refugees – No Relief in Sight

Dr. Baudouin will argue that since the solution to Syria problem is nowhere in sight, it is time to look into the possibility of integrating the refugees to the existing societies by provide training, help finding jobs and provide job security.

Sarah Bowles

North Korea After the Winter Olympics

Group of 78 Luncheon Speaker Series Marius Grinius North Korea After the Winter Olympics (event PDF) Speaker’s Notes (PDF)  Tuesday January 30, 2018  12:00 p.m.  Palais Imperial Restaurant,  311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa   $30 for luncheon and presentation (12:00 p.m.) $5 for presentation only (arrive 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available)  RESERVATIONS: Group78@group78.org  613-565-9449 ext. 22 by… Read More »

Sarah Bowles

Panel Presentation: Canada’s New Posture in the International Arena

WHEN: Thursday, 18 January 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM WHERE: Knox Presbyterian Church – 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, ON The Trudeau Government’s claim that “Canada is back” in the international arena is highly contestable. The government continues to support defence and trade policies initiated by the Harper government as well as energy policies inconsistent with the Paris… Read More »

Sarah Bowles

Luncheon Speaker Series: Madelaine Drohan – Disaster Fraud

Group of 78 Luncheon Speaker Series Madelaine Drohan Disaster Fraud  Tuesday November 28, 2017  12:00 p.m.  Palais Imperial Restaurant,  311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa   $30 for luncheon and presentation (12:00 p.m.) $5 for presentation only (arrive 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available)  RESERVATIONS: Group78@group78.org  613-565-9449 ext. 22 by Friday November 24, 2017 by 12:00 pm Late registrations… Read More »

Sarah Bowles

Panel Presentation: Canada’s New Posture in the International Arena

WHEN: Thursday, 09 November 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM WHERE: Bruyère Hospital Auditorium – 43 Bruyere St., Ottawa, ON The Trudeau Government’s claim that “Canada is back” in the international arena is highly contestable. The government continues to support defence and trade policies initiated by the Harper government as well as energy policies inconsistent with the Paris… Read More »

Sarah Bowles

Paul Robinson: Do We Still Need NATO

Group of 78 Luncheon Speaker Series Paul Robinson Do We Still Need NATO  Tuesday October 31, 2017 12:00 p.m.  Palais Imperial Restaurant, 311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa   RESERVATIONS: Group78@group78.org  613-565-9449 ext. 22 by Friday October 27, 2017 by 12:00 pm (pay by cash or cheque at the door)     NATO was created in order to defend… Read More »

Sarah Bowles

Conference: Getting to Nuclear Zero / Arriver au Zéro Nucléaire

 Group of 78 Annual Policy Conference 2017  GETTING TO NUCLEAR ZERO BUILDING COMMON SECURITY FOR A POST-MAD WORLD ARRIVER AU ZÉRO NUCLÉAIRE CONSTRUIRE UNE SÉCURITÉ COMMUNE POUR UN MONDE POST–DMA   Group of 78 Annual Policy Conference In cooperation with: The Rideau Institute, the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Mines Action Canada,… Read More »

Dr. William Perry speaks about the risks of nuclear weapons

  Dr. Perry offered this video to the Group of 78 to help promote our Policy Conference, GETTING TO NUCLEAR ZERO BUILDING COMMON SECURITY FOR A POST-MAD WORLD. September 22-23, 2017 Dr . Perry was Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton from 1994 to 1997, having served as Deputy Secretary in 1993-94; he is currently Professor (emeritus)… Read More »