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November 2018

Whose Neighbour Am I? Newcomers in Canada | CMU Face2Face Discussion

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), 500 Shaftesbury Blvd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N2 Canada

Ours is a world in which millions of people flee danger and seek the possibility of new beginnings in lands and cultures foreign to their upbringing. Ours is also a world beset by various 'tribalisms' and perceptions of 'the other' whose presence for some feels unsettling. In Canada, a land of plenty, we have been gifted by, and have much to learn from the many newcomers and asylum seekers who now live, work, and study with and among us. Join in…

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Imagining Peace: A Vision For Canada

November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm EST
Kingston City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
Kingston, Ontario Canada
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$40 – $50

You are invited to a gathering in Kingston at the shores of Lake Ontario in Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory. PeaceQuest, a Kingston-based social justice organization, proposes a special event  November 9-11th, 2018, marking the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. Tickets are now on sale! The $40 Early Bird rate is available until September 21st. Cost is $50 thereafter. Visit PeaceQuest for full program details and to reserve your seat today.  Featuring: Kuukuwa Andam – Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Graduate Student  …

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International Humanitarian Law 2018 Conference: Instruments of Peace

November 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST
Balsillie School of International Affairs, Room 1-43, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario Canada

Join the Canadian Red Cross and other co-hosts to uncover the role that International Humanitarian Law plays as an instrument of peace. This conference will address disarmament and arms control, the importance of education in conflict and peace times as well as health and disability in armed conflict. Participants will hear from experts in the field, including academics, practitioners and representatives from the Canadian Red Cross Society. Register here This workshop is co-hosted by: Balsillie School of International Affairs Canadian…

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The Indo-Pacific: Security Governance & Peace

November 14, 2018 - November 15, 2018
Kaneff Research Tower, York University

This second round of the annual series of workshops on “The Geotechnical Politics of Ocean Frontiers” focusses on “The Indo-Pacific”. This workshop brings together scholars, officials and research experts to discuss a range of trans-frontier security issues emerging from the Indo-Pacific region. Of critical importance is clarity on what the “Indo-Pacific” construct means and implies, both as an epistemic category of geostrategic vision and as a geophysical domain in the larger context of perilous maritime-space-nuclear nexus. The workshop also aims…

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Make Cool Tech Stuff (Not Weapons)

November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, 25 Caroline Street North
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5 Canada

Interested in the discussion on tech for good and responsible uses of artificial intelligence and robotics? Join Project Ploughshares in Waterloo on November 14 and hear Ryan Gariepy, Chief Technology Officer of Clearpath Robotics and Otto Motors, speak about the issues of autonomous weapons and the need for an international treaty banning these weapons systems.   Register at Eventbrite “We should not lose sight of the fact that, unlike other potential manifestations of AI which still remain in the realm…

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