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Peace and Security in Indo-Pacific Asia: IR Perspectives in Context - March 22, 2022

Peace and Security in Indo-Pacific Asia: IR Perspectives in Context - March 22, 2022

Peace and Security in Indo-Pacific Asia is for the informed, the interested, and the engaged. Sorpong Peou brings together the skills of the pedagogue with the knowledge of the scholar.  Peou’s excellent book provides both the lay reader and the specialist with six important theoretical frameworks which should provide the basis for better appreciation of […]

UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Commemoration - March 21, 2022

UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Commemoration - March 21, 2022

The 2022 edition of the International Day focuses on the theme “VOICES FOR ACTION AGAINST RACISM”. This edition aims, in particular, at: highlighting the importance of strengthening meaningful and safe public participation and representation in all areas of decision-making to prevent and combat racial discrimination; reaffirming the importance of full respect for the rights to […]

The Use and Abuse Of Refugees and Other Forced Migrants as Weapons of War - March 3, 2022

The Use and Abuse Of Refugees and Other Forced Migrants as Weapons of War - March 3, 2022

Invitation/Poster (PDF) It is axiomatic that protracted armed conflict and war mass produce refugees and internally displaced persons. The reasons for this are patently obvious but what is less so is whether this is an unintended and secondary consequence of the armed conflict or warfare, where opposing forces are engaged in fierce fighting and civilians […]

"Serious International Crimes, Human Rights, and Forced Migration" European Book Launch - March 2, 2022

"Serious International Crimes, Human Rights, and Forced Migration" European Book Launch - March 2, 2022

Invitation/Poster (PDF) This volume elucidates and explores the interrelationships and direct causal connection between serious international crimes, serious breaches to fundamental human rights, and gross affronts to human dignity that lead to mass forced migration.

A Peak Behind the Curtain of Diplomatic Life - February 28, 2022

A Peak Behind the Curtain of Diplomatic Life - February 28, 2022

Invitation/Poster (PDF) What is diplomatic life really like? What does a Canadian diplomat actually do? The short answer is: It depends. My talk will provide a candid look at the personal and professional challenges and opportunities that I encountered during my 31-year diplomatic career as I moved up the ranks from junior officer to Ambassador. […]

UN World Day of Social Justice Commemoration - February 18, 2022

UN World Day of Social Justice Commemoration - February 18, 2022

One of the core values of our university and McLaughlin College is "social justice." We commemorate the UN World Day of Social Justice because it is something that we should all be aspiring to achieve. But what does "social justice" mean? Here is how it is described by one organization:  Justice is the concept of […]