Special Speaker Series: Iran, the US and the Regional Crisis, April 19th

WHEN: Thursday, 19 April 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) WHERE: Knox Presbyterian Church – 120 Lisgar St., Ottawa, ON Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian will talk about the complexities of the bilateral relationship between Iran and the US, and will shed light on regional issues from different views, pointing the way forward necessary to foster sustainable peace… Read More »

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

CDN. Peacekeepers Stuck on Sidelines – Peggy Mason on Power & Politics

Peggy Mason, Rideau Institute President and Executive Member of The Group of 78, talks with Terry Milewski on CBC’s Power and Politics about what’s behind Canada’s continued reneging on its UN peacekeeping commitments. Check out the video!

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

Book Launch – A United Nations Renaissance: What the UN is, and what it could be

  John Trent and Laura Schnurr will launch their new book, titled “A United Nations Renaissance: What the UN is, and what it could be” on February 9, 2018. They have been busy writing a book over the past couple years — it’s a small book about a big topic! In a nutshell, it’s about how we can better manage… Read More »

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