What’s new in Canada’s approach to peacekeeping

and peacebuilding in fragile and conflict-affected states?
Friday, 13 October 2017 - 12:00 pm
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Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network   Since taking office in late 2015, the Trudeau government has clearly signaled its intent to reorient Canada’s engagement in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) – by increasing its engagement in UN peace operations especially in Africa, and by taking a feminist approach to diplomacy, development and security in such contexts.   What has the Canadian government accomplished in that regard over the last two years? What major challenges has it encountered and how might it address those, for example in deciding where and under what conditions to deploy a critical mass of peacekeepers, police and civilians in a particular sub-Saharan African FCAS? What relevant lessons can be learned from Canada’s or other countries’ past experiences in FCAS, including on the promotion of gender equality?   Panelists: Timothy Donais, Associate Professor of political science at Wilfrid Laurier University and Jennifer Erin Salahub is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Security Governance Moderator: Stephen Baranyi, Associate professor and FSRN coordinator, University of Ottawa