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May 2018

“How to Save the World in a Hurry”

May 30 @ 9:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm EDT
University College, Toronto, 15 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7 Canada
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$50 - $120

This two-day event aims to facilitate discussions among experts, NGOs, and concerned citizens about the best public policy innovations for preventing six global threats: war and weapons (especially nuclear); global warming; famine; pandemics; massive radiation exposure; and cyber attacks. On day one, attendees will hear talks and Q&A responses on all these threat areas. On day two, they will break into groups to discuss the most promising policy proposals, and the products of these breakout sessions will be compiled into a…

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Climate Change and Human Rights: Role of International Law?

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Balsillie School of International Affairs, Room 1-43, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
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Free

In its 2009 report on the link between climate change and Human Rights the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights noted: Climate change-related impacts, as set out in the assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, have a range of implications for the effective enjoyment of human rights. The effects on human rights can be of a direct nature, such as the threat extreme weather events may pose to the right to life, but will often…

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June 2018

Webinar: Urban Warfare and International Humanitarian Law

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm EDT
Online
Free

The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to offer the IHL webinar, "Urban Warfare and the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas." Learn how armed conflicts and military operations are changing and creating new challenges in international humanitarian law (IHL), including the use of explosive weapons in urban environments.  Also known as the law of armed conflict, IHL is the body of wartime rules that protect people who are not or are no longer participating in hostilities. Its central purpose…

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Film Screening: The Social Shift

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Balsillie School of International Affairs, CIGI Auditorium, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
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Free

The Centre for International Governance Innovation, in partnership with Powershift WR, are proud to host an advanced screening of the new documentary film "The Social Shift" as part of the CIGI Cinema Series. Following the screening, filmmakers Meaghan and Marie Wright will be available for a question-and-answer period. About the Film The face of business is changing. The focus is shifting from profit driven to progress driven. Not to mention, people are seeking for meaningful work where they feel like they are contributing to a better…

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July 2018

Transformative Leadership: An Ethics and Values-Based Leadership Program Offered by the Center at MIT

July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Balsillie School of International Affairs, Room 1-43, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
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Free

Effective leadership requires a compelling vision for the future and an ability to inspire and motivate across a diverse audience. Research on leadership has confirmed that the capacity to positively and strongly influence others is highly related to a leader’s character and personal values. Great leaders who understand and embody their core values are able to transform the aspirations of those around them and align their efforts with a purpose that transcends individual gain. The Transformative Leadership Program offered at…

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