Making Sense of the Russia Trump Media Circus

Are Russia’s alleged transgressions so disproportionately more serious than those of other international actors, to justify this western hostility? After examining the available evidence, Prof. Bienefeld will argue that any Canadian truly concerned with creating a world in which international law will play a significant and effective role in protecting sovereign nations from hostile diplomatic, financial, informational or military interventions in their internal affairs, should focus on opposing the increasingly provocative and dangerous policies of NATO and its main western supporters, especially the U.S. and Canada. Continue Reading Making Sense of the Russia Trump Media Circus

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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… Continue Reading North Korea After the Winter Olympics

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How To Stop Corporate Tax Dodging

In the wake of the Panama and Paradise Papers scandals, revealing global tax evasion on a massive scale, and increasing evidence of tax avoidance by the world’s largest corporations, Dennis Howlett will talk about whether such practices can be stopped, and how. Continue Reading How To Stop Corporate Tax Dodging

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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?   Continue Reading South Africa and Zimbabwe – Limits to Change

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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. Continue Reading Syrian Refugees – No Relief in Sight

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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… Continue Reading Luncheon Speaker Series: Madelaine Drohan – Disaster Fraud

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Fifty Years and Counting: Is the Israeli Occupation Sustainable?

WHEN: Wednesday, 13 June 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM WHERE: Knox Presbyterian Church – 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, ON   The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory is currently the longest in the world, at 50 years and counting. The Israeli settlement population continues to grow faster than the Israeli population, annexation legislation is being debated… Continue Reading Fifty Years and Counting: Is the Israeli Occupation Sustainable?

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

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

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Iran, the US and the Regional Crisis

Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian will talk about bilateral complexities of Iran & the US, and will also shed light on the regional issues, different views and the way forward for fostering a sustainable peace and security. Continue Reading Iran, the US and the Regional Crisis

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