2012 Luncheon Series

The Group of 78 hosts a luncheon speaker series  in Ottawa each month from October to June, except December. The presentation focuses on a current issue of the day and provides ample opportunity for debate and discussion.

Maiolo_HarioNovember 27, 2012 – Ilario Maiolo – Current Challenges to International Humanitarian Law



Hannon_PaulJune 19, 2012 – Paul Hannon and Earl Turcotte – Cluster Bomb Law: What Is Wrong and How To Correct It
Paul Hannon Speaking Notes
Earl Turcotte Speaking Notes
More information at Mines Action Canada.

Sanchez_JuliaMay 29, 2012 – Julia Sanchez – Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Civil Society in a Transforming World




Mckaskie_CarolynApril 24, 2012 – Carolyn McAskie – Canada and Multilateralism: Missing in Action
McLeod Group Paper, December 2011 (PDF)





    • March 27 , 2012:

Dr. Andrew Pocock – Zimbabwe – Looking Back and Looking Forward




Metho_ObangFebruary 28, 2012: Obang Metho – A New Colonialism for Africa? Hunger, Aid Dependency and Selling Off of Land & Resources
Program (PDF).
Speaking Notes (PDF)
Global Response Campaign Alert Ethiopia (PDF)
Related Video – message from Obang Metho
Publications on Land Investment Deals in Africa by Oakland Institute


Fowler_RobertJanuary 31, 2012: Robert Fowler – Sleeping with Al-Qaeda
Program (PDF).
His book, A Season in Hell, is available at HarperCollins.