Centre for International Policy Studies

Making Liberal Internationalism Great Again:

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The liberal world order is under threat. The rise of populism and Far Right movements, the increasingly isolationist foreign policies of the United States, and the growing strength of non-liberal powers like China and Russia indicate that the institutions and values that have governed the post-war world order may no longer be taken for granted. 

Join us for this Roundtable where scholars from Canada, Denmark and Norway debate the role, possibilities and obstacles of middle power liberal internationalism in the current political climate.

Sub-title: 
What Role for Middle Powers in the New World Order?
Date: 
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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Defending Human Rights in a Changing and Challenging World

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Please join us as we welcome Dr. Anya Neistat, Amnesty International’s Senior Director for Research, to Ottawa for an exciting presentation. Dr. Neistat will discuss the challenges human rights are facing in our rapidly changing world and the research tools and opportunities that you help make possible!

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With Dr. Anya Neistat, Amnesty International’s Senior Director for Research
Date: 
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Town Hall discussion with NATO Secretary General

Please join us for a town hall discussion with NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, who will present the Atlantic Alliance and its important role at a time when the rules-based international order, that Canada helped bring about and of which it remains a steadfast supporter, is being challenged.

 Jens Stoltenberg is Norwegian and held various posts in the government including Prime Minister of Norway from 2005-2013

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Sub-title: 
Jens Stoltenberg at CIPS
Date: 
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
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Nihilism and Technology

According to Dr Nolen Gertz, Assistant Professor of Applied Philosophy, there is a tendency in technological production called the “leisure-as-liberation” model of technological design.  In this lecture, he will outline how it has evolved from Aristotle to Marx, to today. In addition, Gertz aims to demonstrate how Nietzsche would criticize the idea that we could find liberation through leisure and will introduce Don Ihde’s postphenomenology in order to set up parallels between Nietzsche’s human-nihilism relations and Ihde’s human-technology relations.

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Date: 
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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China in the Arctic: What does it mean for Canada?

Non-Arctic states have recently shown interest in the Arctic region, generating opportunities but also fear among Arctic states. Chinese activism in the region attracted the most attention, more negative than positive in Canada. The Chinese Road and Belt initiative, published last year, had an Arctic route as a maritime route to prioritize for future economic development. On other hand, China was a key actor in the agreement to suspend commercial fishing in Arctic international waters for the next 16 years.

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Date: 
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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La gouvernance arctique au-delà du Conseil de l’Arctique

Le Conseil d’Arctique est habituellement présenté comme le principal forum pour la coopération circumpolaire. Cependant, la coopération arctique n’a pas uniquement lieu au sein du Conseil : des événements de diverses natures (Northern Forum, Arctic Frontiers, Arctic Circle) ont rassemblé dans les dernières années les acteurs qui s’intéressent à l’Arctique.

 
French
Date: 
Monday 16 April 2018 à 13 h 00 to à 16 h 00
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Arctic Governance Beyond the Arctic Council

Non-Arctic states have recently shown interest in the Arctic region, generating opportunities but also fear among Arctic states. Chinese activism in the region attracted the most attention, more negative than positive in Canada. The Chinese Road and Belt initiative, published last year, had an Arctic route as a maritime route to prioritize for future economic development. On other hand, China was a key actor in the agreement to suspend commercial fishing in Arctic international waters for the next 16 years.  
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Date: 
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Out of Fragility?

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State fragility is widespread. Depending on the definition, up to half of all states are fragile and lack essential state capacities. They cannot provide basic services security, and participation in governance processes to citizens. State fragility also hinders economic development, weakens accountability and makes violent conflicts more probable.Once states become fragile, it is very likely that they become stuck in fragility. Yet, there are examples of countries finding ways out of fragility.

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Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network
Date: 
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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I didn’t know freedom would be so cold:

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In the face of ongoing challenges faced by LGBTI individuals around the world, Canada operates a refugee program that prioritizes the admission of individuals facing persecution on the basis of their sexuality.  This wonderfully successful program recognizes that although Canadian law officially recognizes the equality of LGBTI individuals, other countries – in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond – continue to criminalize queer sexualities in horrific ways.  Yet even in Canada, LGBTI migrants face challenges in accessing sensitive and sexuality-appropriate services across a range of domains.

Sub-title: 
The hopes and challenges of LGBTI migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa to Canada
Date: 
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Rethinking the Emerging Power Approach to IPE

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One of the preoccupations of Anglo-Saxon scholars over the last decade has been: what does the rise of the BRICS mean for the existing structure of the international system. Are these emerging actors going to tear down the post-World War Two order and try to take over? How will the global governance system change as new powerful voices speak up? Much of the response to these questions has leaned towards the apocryphal, with much talk of hegemonic transition and great power conflict.

Sub-title: 
The Case of Brazil
Date: 
Wednesday, 7 March 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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