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May 2017

Sites of Nonresistance: Ontario Mennonites and the First World War

May 15, 2017 @ 8:30 am - May 15, 2019 @ 4:30 pm EDT
Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G6 Canada
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War monuments, cenotaphs and honour rolls remind us daily of the most dramatic and familiar stories of war.  This exhibit tells war stories of a different kind, and lays out an alternative memorial landscape—the landscape of nonresistance. These stories are gleaned from letters, diaries, newspapers, photographs, government documents and family histories found in the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. Together, they paint a picture of the Great War from a “peace church” perspective. Underlying this exhibit are the questions: Why are…

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February 2019

Vancouver International Humanitarian Law Conference

February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm PST
Peter A Allard School of Law, 1822 East Mall UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 Canada
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Women, Children and War International Humanitarian Law (IHL) limits and prevents human suffering in armed conflicts. Women and children are the most vulnerable in war and are provided special protections under IHL. Despite this, women still face problems such as sexual violence and risks to their health. Children continue to be recruited as fighters, separated from families, killed, abused and exploited in other ways. Join us as we examine these challenges and potential solutions. Conference sessions include an introduction to…

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Limits of Sovereignty: Rethinking International Criminal Justice

February 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Western University, Social Science Centre
London, Ontario N6A 5C2 Canada

The Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, based at Western University, is pleased to present a talk by Ryan Liss (Western Law and TJ Centre): Limits of Sovereignty: Rethinking International Criminal Justice. The talk will take place from 1:30-2:30 pm on Feb. 27, 2019, in room 1225 of University College at Western. Open to all, no registration required.

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“Canada, Oil and World Politics: The Real Story of Today’s Conflict Zones – Irqa, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and More”

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Balsillie School of International Affairs, Room 1-43, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario Canada

This free public lecture by John Foster, based on his new book “Oil and World Politics: The real story of today’s conflict zones – Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and more”, covers the geopolitics of oil-producing countries, transit countries, and the Big Powers as well as Canada in the great “petroleum game.” Foster explores military interventions, tensions around international waterways, and the use of sanctions or political interference related to the petroleum trade. Drawing on his experience as a petroleum economist,…

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March 2019

“Exploring Humanitarian Law” Educator Training

March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 2 @ 5:00 pm EST
University of Ottawa Faculty of Education, LAMOUREUX HALL (LMX), 145 Jean-Jacques-Lussier private
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Canada

Register here The Canadian Red Cross helps disseminate International Humanitarian Law (IHL) to government bodies, the armed forces, academia, policy makers, teachers and youth.  They hold a number of events across the country to help educate Canadians on the importance of IHL and to foster dialogue on contemporary challenges and debates.

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