December 9, 2020 Recording – Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era Book Launch

By | December 11, 2020

The Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C. discusses his newly released book, Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era.

This event was hosted by Group of 78, in collaboration with PeaceQuest


  • Welcoming remarks by Roy Culpeper, Chair, Group of 78

  • Moderation by Steve Staples, Chairperson, PeaceQuest Leadership and Education Initiative

  • Presentation by Senator Douglas Roche (ret.), Canada’s former UN Ambassador for Disarmament and author of Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era

Audience questions and discussion

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Humanity faces a triple emergency: the global problems of climate change, nuclear weapons, and the coronavirus are monumental. Cooperation between governments and peoples has never been so necessary for common survival. The election of Joe Biden as U.S. president opens a new path for world cooperation for peace. In this up-to-the-minute book, former Senator Douglas Roche, a leading Canadian advocate for peace, points to a new basis for hope in the urgent agenda for human security. The world – and Canada – must:

  • spur development

  • curb global warming

  • cut nuclear arms

  • advance human rights

“As our world begins to recover, we will need the guidance of learned peacemakers. Recovery brings. Joe Biden and Douglas Roche together, providing critical insights for years to come.” -Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honourable Romeo Dallaire

“Extremely timely, thoughtful, deeply informed analysis of Joe Biden the man and the president he may be.” -ElizabethMay M.P., former Leader, Green Party of Canada

“Brimming with political practically and generous humanity.” -Ernie Regehr, former Executive Director; Project Ploughshares

Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., has specialized throughout his 40-year public career in peace and human security issues. Mr. Roche was a Senator, Member of Parliament, Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament, and Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta. He was elected Chairman of the United Nations Disarmament Committee at the 43rd General Assembly in 1988.Mr. Roche was the founding Chairman of the Middle Powers Initiative. In 2010, the City of Hiroshima named him an Honourary Citizen. He was awarded the Calgary Peace Prize in 2017. The author of 23 books, his latest is Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era.