April 30, Luncheon Speaker Series – How could the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples change Canada’s international trade and environmental normative framework?

The Honourable Marilou McPhedran, C.M. is a human rights lawyer, professor and activist, appointed as an independent senator in the Parliament of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in November 2016. Marilou was one of the most influential leaders of the 1981 Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women on the Constitution conference- the grass roots social movement of women across Canada resulting in stronger equality rights in the constitution. 

Sarah Bowles

March 29, Fundraiser: Jazz and Dinner with, Stay Tuned / Restez-à-l’écoute

Event Poster (Pdf) Please join us for an evening of dinner and Jazz at Jambo restaurant. Enjoy the “true taste of Africa” and the music of,  Stay Tuned / Restez-à-l’écoute. To guarantee your seat call the restaurant and make your reservation, 613-736-9393. Donations are greatly appreciated, and vital to the Group of 78’s work.  They help us provide programming and advocate… Read More »

Sarah Bowles

Governance of African Land Rights and Implications for Women

The Coalition for Equitable Land Acquisitions and Development in Africa (CELADA) invites students, faculty, and policy makers to explore the potential for Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy to strengthen Africa women’s access and rights to land. A panel discussion moderated by Christopher Huggins, uOttawa will feature: Nyambura Githaiga, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Lindsay Mossman, Aga Khan Foundation, Shakilla Umutoni,… Read More »

Sarah Bowles

March 26, Luncheon Speaker Series – Can Canada Do More for Refugees?

Western countries have been prone to populist rhetoric that is leading to more and more stringent and security-focused policies. If Western media highlighted the Rohingya refugee crisis for a few months, most crises remain underreported and as a result, the gap between humanitarian funding requirements to save lives and donations – from governments in particular – is increasing. Solutions exist though – including in Canada through resettlement of the most vulnerable – although the gap between the needs and the spaces offered is similarly increasing. What is the role of Canada in addressing these challenges and seizing opportunities to do better?

Sarah Bowles

Feb 26, Luncheon Speaker Series – Canada’s “Illusory Foreign Policy”: How Canada Addresses the World, One Gesture at a Time

Andrew Cohen is an author, columnist, broadcaster, and professor of journalism at Carleton University. He teaches courses on Canada and the United States, Canada and the World, and analytical writing.
In a career of 40 years, he has written for The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, United Press International, Time, CNN.com, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, among other publications.
He has won two National Newspaper Awards and three National Magazine Awards and been awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. He writes a weekly column for The Ottawa Citizen and appears as a commentator on CTV News Channel on U.S. politics.
His seven books cover subjects ranging from Canada’s constitutional politics to national character to Arctic exploration. His study of Canadian foreign policy — While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World — was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

Sarah Bowles

Bolsonaro in Power: The Why, The Ugly, and The Foggy

Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as President of Brazil on January 1st. An ultra-conservative, bitter, prejudiced and verbally aggressive admirer of Brazil’s military regime, he had been on the political and ideological fringe for more than two decades but now finds himself as the head of one of the world’s largest countries, whether by territory, population or the economy. His election, last October, was met the world over by shrill warnings of fascism and hair-raising comparisons with the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte, and Chile’s Augusto Pinochet—whom he praised during the campaign.

Democratic Transition and Peacebuilding in Ethiopia

December 14th, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm University of Ottawa, L’amoureux Room 220 145 Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private December 15th, 2108, 1:00pm – 4pm Bronson Centre 211 Bronson Ave   Ethio-Canadian Peacebuilding Network is organizing events focused on the importance of peacebuilding and national reconciliation in Ethiopia. Over the last 8 months Ethiopia has gone through unprecedented  political reform that is having significant… Read More »

Sarah Bowles

CIPS Hosts Release of Asia Foundation’s 2018 Survey of the Afghan People

Event Date: December 11, 2018 – 9:00am to 11:30am Location: Faculty of Social Science 4004, 120 University Private, Ottawa Voices of the Afghan People The Asia Foundation releases its 14th annual public perception survey Afghanistan is at an important moment in its history. Despite a persistent insurgency that continues to control and destabilize roughly half of the country,… Read More »

Sarah Bowles