Multilateral Peace/Stabilization Operations

and Security Sector Reform: Canadian and Japanese Approaches in an Uncertain World
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Stephen Baranyi
Email: 
sbaranyi@uottawa.ca
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Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network

Free. In English. Registration is not required; arrive early, as seating is limited.

Over the past decade, there have been concerted efforts to reform United Nations peace/ stabilization operations and link them more effectively to security sector reform (SSR) programs, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) like Afghanistan, Haiti and Mali. Middle powers like Canada and Japan have contributed considerable human and financial resources to those endeavours, yet their approaches have been distinct.

How have Japan and Canada worked at the nexus of SSR and peace/stabilizations operations, generally and in particular FCAS? How have they combined institutional capacity building with support for broader reforms, for example to promote judicial accountability and gender equality by/in security forces? What strategic lessons are Ottawa and Tokyo drawing from their engagement in this complex domain?  How do those efforts mesh with global campaigns such as Sustainable Development Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Institutions?

Panelists:

Hiromi Fujishige: Professor, Faculty of International Politics, Economics and Communications, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo

Michael Callan: Director, Conflict Prevention, Stabilization, and Peacebuilding, Peace and Stabilization Operations Program, Global Affairs Canada

Jane Boulden: Professor, Department of Political Science, Royal Military College, Kingston

Chair: Stephen Baranyi, Co-coordinator of CIPS FSRN and Professor, uOttawa School of International Development

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